(1) Africa 53: Exploring the continent’s diversity

Too many times, I have heard the African continent described as a country with one homogeneous ethnic group. Considering that the continent is 30.4 million square metres (m2) in size, dwarfing Russia at 17.1m2, according to Nature America, and easily swallows up China, India, the US and most of Europe, isn’t it about time her true might is reflected properly? Continue reading “(1) Africa 53: Exploring the continent’s diversity”

British-Ghanaian TV personalities share their career tips

If you think you’ve exhausted all options when progressing your career, there is always something else you can try. That’s what I took away from the Star 100’s ‘In Conversation’ session with TV and KissFM radio presenter Melvin Odoom and Sky TV newsreader Claudia-Liza Armah on 25 February. Continue reading “British-Ghanaian TV personalities share their career tips”

Part2: The enduring legacy of Brazil’s Tabom in Ghana

British-Ghanaian journalist and videographer Kai Lutterodt can trace her ancestry back five generations to the Tabom people, (check part one ‘Roots and culture I’ here).  The Taboms were an Afro-Brazilian community of former slave returnees, mainly of Yoruba descent, that migrated to Nigeria initially and then settled in Ghana*. Continue reading “Part2: The enduring legacy of Brazil’s Tabom in Ghana”

Part1: Ghana’s Tabom heritage

The story of how the Tabom people (an Afro-Brazilian community of former slave returnees mainly of Yoruba descent*) that migrated from Brazil to West Africa has long fascinated me. Those of you who know me know of my love affair with Brazil, my search for its Twi-speaking community and my crazy experiences in the country over four trips. Continue reading “Part1: Ghana’s Tabom heritage”