Sports icon and former sprinter and bobsledder Akwasi Frimpong is pictured with his publicist Oral Ofori after bagging the Special Award at the 44th MTN SWAG Awards. Continue reading “Sports icon Akwasi Frimpong bags special MTN Award”
Africa Writes, the UK’s biggest celebration of contemporary African writing brought to you by the Royal African Society, returns to the British Library from Friday 5 July to Sunday 7 July 2019 featuring three headline events and a packed festival weekend. Bringing together over 60 of the most influential African writers and thought leaders, this 8th festival edition covers over 20 countries and explores a cross-section of themes and critical ideas about African literature today. Continue reading “Africa Writes 2019 – Cosmology, Masculinity, Fatherhood & Mental Health”
Considering relocating to Ghana but unsure of where to start? Toying with the idea of doing business out there or looking for some adventure? If you didn’t make it to the panel discussion on the topic, organised by Ghanaian Londoners Founder Adwoa Agyemang on 16 May 2019, this post aims to furnish you with tips, tricks and some points to consider when decide to make that move.
The Wax Print Film is a documentary style film that explores the origins and cultural implication of wax print fabric by investigating its past, present and future in Ghana and Nigeria. Continue reading “May & June events – Year of Return 2019”
They say the best things in life are free and when it comes to visiting Ghana, I would say that is possible to view some of the fascinating aspects of the country – without spending a fortune and still learn about her heritage, cultures and get a sense of socio-dynamics of the country.
Gliding over the Kwahu Hills with the wind under his feet and surrounded by a panoramic view of Ghana’s Eastern Region is a Ghanaian who is the only certified African paragliding pilot operating in West Africa. Continue reading “Challenging stereotypes from the skies”
Please find a list of previous Year of Return events from 2019 here. Continue reading “Year of Return Archive”
The Heritage Paragliding Festival was introduced in 2005 by the Ministry of Tourism, and since its inception has attracted Ghanaians and foreigners alike. Continue reading “April events – Year of Return 2019”
Growing up in 80s England and overhearing the conversations from ‘uncles’ and ‘aunties’ on conditions in Ghana under Flight Lieutenant JJ Rawlings’ military rule, I remember the image created of this imposing figure was never favourable. I had uncles who vowed never to step foot on Ghanaian soil because of the turmoil they or family members had experienced under his regime. I didn’t really understand why but that feeling of wariness continued during subsequent trips to the Motherland when he was the Head of State.
The Ghanaian government has activated a condition in its immigration rules making it mandatory for all visitors without Ghanaian citizenship to submit an invitation letter along with their traditional visa application. Continue reading “Ghana’s immigration rule change”
The Back2Africa Festival celebrates the US Black History Month during the last week of February through to Ghanaian Independence Day in the first week of March with a focus on the arts, and education. It connects African American and Ghanaian cultural art forms through live performances and educational service projects. Continue reading “March events – Year of Return 2019”