Taking place on 2 – 6 March 2018, in Busua an idyllic beach village in Ghana’s
Western region. Asa Baako is the ultimate Ghana independence retreat, bringing
people together from across Ghana and the world to party, relax, enjoy Afro-inspired
music and positively celebrate Africa.
Over five days and four nights, Asa Baako offers a programme of sound systems,
parties, open-mics, surfing, treks, tours, yoga, beach football & volleyball
tournaments, talks, conservation workshops, BBQs, boat trips and the legendary
Now in its 8th edition, Asa Baako – One Dance attracts approximately 3,000 festival
goers and has become an established fixture on Ghana’s cultural calendar, and is
fast becoming a renowned fixture on the international festival calendar. “We’ve all
been waiting for Asa Baako – a truly magical and uplifting experience that has its own
fun-loving style bringing everyone together into one uplifting dance!” M3NSA,
UK/Ghanaian Musician Asa Baako – One Dance is a party with a purpose and each year uses culture and
creativity to promote the environment, empowerment and entrepreneurship in the
area. “We are passionate about how music and the arts can create positive social
change. Over the past few years, we’ve been working closely with the local
community to deliver programmes that make a real difference to people’s lives”,
founder and co-producer Mr Kofi Debrah.
Access to the festival is free, parties range from GHc15 – GHc30 and can be bought
at the Festival. Air-Conditioned buses are available from Accra to take you direct to
and from the festival. Buses leave on 2nd and 3rd March and return to Accra on 6th
March 2018. Visit the website for information on accommodation and to book your
place on the official Asa Baako Festival Bus.
Ghana Celebrates 62 Years Of Attaining Independence.
Known for being the venue for sporting events and venue to some musical concert of performing arts brands, the Aliu Mahama stadium widely known among Ghanaians as the Tamale Stadium played a significant role in hosting Ghana's 62nd Independence anniversary celebration.
Ghana celebrated her 62nd independence anniversary on 6th March, 2019; having obtain independence from the British Colonial rule on 6th March, 1957. The landmark ceremony was officially celebrated for the first time in the Northern regional capital, Tamale and was themed ''Peace and Unity''.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo delivering The State Of The Nations Address on the floor parliament on Thursday, 21st February, 2019, revealed that, the Northern Regional capital, Tamale will play a host to Ghana's 62nd independence anniversary celebration, with the decision aimed at reinforcing peace, unity amongst Ghanaian and also elevate the Ghanaian culture as a way of improving tourism.
Representing were thousands of ordinary Ghanaians and well-wishers who filled the Tamale Sports Stadium to the brim, as well as distinguish guest from various countries across the globe.
Among the dignitaries to patronized the occasion were, the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia; his wife, Hajia Samira Bawumia, Former Commander-In-Chiefs of the Ghana Armed forces; Jerry John Rawlings and John Dramani Mahama, the Chairman of the Council of State, Nana Otuo Siriboe' the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Michael Aaron Oquare, the Chief Justice, Mrs. Sophia Akuffo, Chief of Staff at the Presidency, Mrs. Akosua Frema Osei Opare.
Notable community heads, traditional and religious leaders, including Overlord of Dagbon, Yaa Naa Abubakari Mahama II; the Overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area, Naa Bohagu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga, and the Overlord of Gonjaland, Yagbonwura Tutumba Boresa led a prayer of intercessory on behalf of Ghanaians, as they requested for sustainable economy, continuous peace nd progress for the nation.
Characterizing the celebrations of the occasion, were parades by Students, Security Personnel including the Police, Army, Navy, Immigrations, Prisons Service, Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority(GRA) and other groups including Head potters, Traders, Farmers, and several interesting cultural and acrobatic display from different tribes and ethnic groups.
Commander-In-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo , with the help of the Chief of the Defense Staff(CDS), Lieutenant General Obed Amoah and Inspector General of Police(IGP), David Asante-Appeatu inspected the independence celebration parade, as well as received the national salute, climaxing it with the 62nd independence celebration speech of solidarity.
President Nana Akufo-Addo light the Perpetual Flames which also have the objective of reminding the commitment to a common goal, such as international peace. It also symbolizes the togetherness of the Ghanaian people expected to work in harmony towards building a better nation through patriotism and national unity.
A torch was lit, which will embark on a relay throughout the cities of Ghana as one of the key activities of the celebrations. The torch is expected to return to its starting point the following year, on the countries next independence celebration.
Traditional attires including Kente, Smock and the Gonja cloths were also on display at the venue.
Below are some of the most beautiful and very fascinating photos captured from Ghana's 62nd independence anniversary celebration.
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The 5th Accra Food Festival,
AccraPremium in partnership with Greenmile Resources, Emerge Ghana, YFM, Palace Superstores, Red Sea Housing, & Redavia Rental Solar Power present the 5th Annual Accra Food Festival on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2018 at The Accra Polo Club from 11AM-7PM on both days.
The Accra Food Festival celebrates the finest Local and International cuisines and Lifestyle brands present in Ghana. The premium Restaurants, Hotels, Embassies, Artists, Desserts, Drinks & More to showcase and share their specialties with the public.
There are two fun filled days for the entire family of all ages. This year The Accra Food Festival will include two sides with; Fine Dining, Grills, Fresh Juices, Beer, Wine, & Spirits on one side, and a Street Festival featuring Fashion, Art, Skating, Dance, Glitter, Art, & Wellness on the other. We will also offer an expanded interactive Kid’s Zone with Arts & Cultural workshops.
With your admission, attendees can sample from the various tasting tents and buy small portions of the Food & Drink offerings. Entry for Adults are 20 GHS,10GHS for Students & Seniors, and Children under 5 are Free (each day).
The Accra Food Festival will be held on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2018 at The Accra Polo Club from 11AM -7PM on both days.
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