Ghanaian Short Film Screened at Montreal World Film Festival in Canada

‘Vagabonds’, a Ghanaian short film directed by Amartei Armar, has been selected among world films to be screened at the 42nd edition of the Montreal World Film Festival in Canada (MWFF). Continue reading Ghanaian Short Film Screened at Montreal World Film Festival in Canada

Ghana’s Artists Are Building—and Engaging—Communities

his past April, a group of men wearing dresses and wigs, their lips painted bright red and pink, some in big hoop earrings, trudged through the streets of the Labadi neighborhood in Accra carrying large yellow plastic containers that had been stitched together. Called gallons in local parlance, the containers were from the nearby studio (and home) of artist Serge Attukwei Clottey, who uses them to make his art, which he calls “Afrogallonism.” Continue reading Ghana’s Artists Are Building—and Engaging—Communities

Media Africa Studios Set To Launch Ghana Music Awards – South Africa

South African entertainment company Media Africa Studios has announced the launch of the much awaited maiden edition Ghana Music Awards – South Africa. Continue reading Media Africa Studios Set To Launch Ghana Music Awards – South Africa

Accra’s Art Festivals Make Streetscapes Into Public Space

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The Chale Wote Street Art Festival is a series of mini events (photography and art exhibitions, street stencil works, graffiti and mural paintings, theatre, dance, and spoken word performances, live music and DJ sets, more music, more dancing, and more spectacles) that is free and open to the public. It happens every year in the historic district of Jamestown in Accra in Ghana. FULL STORY Continue reading Accra’s Art Festivals Make Streetscapes Into Public Space

Awakening Literary Prowess Among Ghanaians: A Shared Responsibility

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For a very long time, I’ve kept wondering why Ghana has not produced many great writers. Within the African shores, one could count 50 writers – living and dead – that are household names and very few of them would be a Ghanaian.

While there may be many contributory and immediate causes, the root of the literary deficiency is an absence of an enabling environment. You ask how? I’ll tell you in a moment. One important factor proficient writers always recommend to upcoming ones is consistency. Practice makes perfect, they would say. FULL STORY Continue reading Awakening Literary Prowess Among Ghanaians: A Shared Responsibility

In Pictures: Plane Eating in Ghana

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Two months after a new restaurant was launched in Ghana’s capital, Accra, it is flying high. Known locally as the “Green Plane”, it is located in an old DC-10 aeroplane which used to travel from Ghana to Europe and the US. It is proving popular, especially with those who want to see what it is like inside an aircraft. FULL STORY Continue reading In Pictures: Plane Eating in Ghana