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Ghana Highlights Culinary and Cultural Blend at 2024 Zongo Festival

Discover the Zongo Food & Arts Festival 2024 in Accra, Ghana – a celebration of culture, cuisine, and community. March 23, enriches tourism. The Zongo Food & Arts Festival 2024, set against the vibrant backdrop of Accra, Ghana, is a seminal event that illuminates the diverse cultural fabric of the Zongo community. Organized by AkwaabaGH Ent and scheduled to take place on March 23, 2024, at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park, this festival is not merely a local celebration but a pivotal event for Ghana Tourism. It draws travel influencers and food bloggers globally, showcasing the rich heritage and culinary traditions of the region. This festival significantly impacts the travel and tourism industry by promoting cultural exchange and attracting international visitor...
Shidaa Projects to Hold Celebration for Ghana Independence Day
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Shidaa Projects to Hold Celebration for Ghana Independence Day

Shidaa dancers Theo Martey, left, and Michael Osendah, right, catch air at the annual Celebration of Community and Diversity held in September at the First Congregational Church of Berlin. Photo courtesy of Shidaa Projects. Eat, dance, and enjoy traditional drumming music with the Shidaa Projects at a celebration in honor of Ghana Independence Day, at the First Church in Barre, Universalist on Saturday, March 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.  The event is organized by Shidaa Projects, a local nonprofit that uses West African drumming and dance and other cultural activities to promote diversity, said Jordan Mensah, artistic director. While Ghana Independence Day is on Wednesday, March 6, “we decided to do it on the ninth, because that is Saturday, the weekend which we thought people would...
Women of Today Foundation holds charity events in Adugyama
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Women of Today Foundation holds charity events in Adugyama

In line with its aspiration of ‘Empowering Women, Transforming Communities’, on Wednesday, 17th January, the Women of Today Foundation embarked on a charity event in Adugyama, a community in the Ahafo Ano South East District of the Ashanti Region, Ghana. The gesture, birthed out of the spirit of giving back to society, had a total of more than 400 women who received a variety of essential food items and were provided with complimentary breast cancer education and screening services. And over 600 children received packs of biscuits and other confectionaries. Belinda Appiah, founder of the Women of Today Foundation, who hails from Adugyama, expressed her joy at returning home to provide essential support to the women in her community. The event not only distributed vital food items...
Ghana to Make Debut Appearance at IKA/Culinary Olympics
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Ghana to Make Debut Appearance at IKA/Culinary Olympics

By Francis Kyei Ghana is poised to showcase its culinary prowess on the international stage at the 26th IKA/Culinary Olympics. This global event, renowned as the world’s premier competition for culinary professionals, will run from February 2 to 7, and provide a platform for chefs worldwide to demonstrate their skills. This year’s competition marks a significant milestone for the country, as it will be the first time the country participates, breaking the long-standing tradition of representation by the South African Chef Association (SACA). The ‘Green and Gold’ team from South Africa has decided to regroup and aim for a stronger comeback in 2028, paving the way for Ghana’s entry. At the forefront of Ghana’s representation is Chef Pieter Malan, the esteemed Group Executiv...
Akwaaba Festival 2024 Launched
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Akwaaba Festival 2024 Launched

This year’s edition of the annual Akwaaba Festival being organized to celebrate Ghanaian culture and heritage, has been officially launched at a colourful ceremony held at the National Theatre last Friday. A variety of celebrities graced the launch ceremony, including Ras Caleb Appiah-Levi, veteran actor David Dontoh, and Akumaa Mama Zimbi. Attendees at the event included members of the media, Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) representatives, and several creative industry stakeholders. The three-day Akwaaba Festival will begin with an opening ceremony at the National Theatre on March 6 and run through March 8, 2024. Among the numerous fascinating site attractions of the event are the sale and display of Ghanaian art and crafts, traditional fabrics and accessories, native beverages, and a ...
Miss Teen Tourism Fetes Less Privileged
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Miss Teen Tourism Fetes Less Privileged

Fourteen-year-old Miss Teen Tourism International 2023, Pamela Milad Chahine, has touched the lives of over 1,000 less privileged individuals on the streets of Accra. Chahine, adorned with her crown, embarked on a humanitarian mission under the banner “Operation X’mas on the Street,” aiming to bring joy and smiles to the faces of those often overlooked during the holiday season. The recipients included Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), head porters (Kayayeis), mothers and children, and some drivers. The young beauty queen distributed food, water, and assorted drinks to those in need at various locations, including Dzorwulu, Achimota Bus Terminal, Lapaz, Darkuman Station, Kaneshie, and the needy at Kwame Nkrumah Circle. “I have won the crown, and I don’t want it to be there just like th...
Showmax bets big on mobile and sport
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Showmax bets big on mobile and sport

Showmax chief product officer Stephen Featham Showmax, the MultiChoice subsidiary and streaming service that competes with international platforms including Netflix and Disney+, has differentiated itself from its competitors by adding a low-cost sports package to its product offering across the African continent. The new Premier League subscription costs R69/month as a standalone offer that can be bundled with a R39 general entertainment subscription for R99/month – both offerings are geared towards mobile devices. Although a lean-back television experience is available through the general entertainment plan – R89/month – the Premier League games can only be viewed on mobile. “The future of video entertainment is on mobile. Currently, about 70% of video entertainment on the Afric...
Serwaa Amihere Appointed As Kente Ambassador
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Serwaa Amihere Appointed As Kente Ambassador

Award-winning broadcast journalist, Serwaa Amihere, was on Wednesday, 10th January 2024, honoured as an ambassador for Bonwire Kente, while the Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Hajia Samira Bawumia, officially commissioned the ultramodern Bonwire Kente Museum in the Ejisu Municipality of the Ashanti Region, as part of the government’s pledge to promote tourism in the country. Serwaa’s ambassadorial task is to spearhead the promotion of Asante  Kente which will help attract foreigners to the country, particularly Bonwire and its environs. As Kente, over the past decades, has been one of the country’s most prominent and treasured cultural exports, Serwaa, in her ambassadorial role, has been tasked to amplify this global prominence and leverage same to maximize ...
Kasoa: Dabronx Pub Presents Live Band On December 26
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Kasoa: Dabronx Pub Presents Live Band On December 26

  Dabronx Pub in Kasoa will be the centre of attraction on December 26th 2023 when they host a live band show. The Pub will showcase the best of live bands performed by MJ BAND ONAAPO at its premises. Dabronx Pub is located at Safari Junction on the Adade- Nyanyano Road direct opposite the NICK petroleum filling station. This will be one of the biggest outdoor events during these Christmas festivities inside Kasoa in the Central Region. According to the organisers, top personalities within Kasoa and Accra will pass through to grace the event.  
Accra hosts 2023 Ghana Property & Lifestyle Expo
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Accra hosts 2023 Ghana Property & Lifestyle Expo

Accra will from today Saturday December 16 to Sunday December 17, host the 7th edition of the Ghana Property & Lifestyle Expo 2023 at Alisa Hotel.   The Expo themed “Investing safely in Ghana” is being held outside the UK for the first time since inception in 2017. By introducing Accra as a new location, the organisers aim to provide an immersive experience for visitors, allowing them to explore the local property market, investment opportunities, and the vibrant lifestyle offerings that Ghana has to offer. The event is being organised by London-based boutique estate agent OnPoint Property run by two sisters; Anna and Victoria Agyekum. Speaking in an interview after media launch at the residency of the British High Commissioner in Accra last night, the sisters exp...