Kundum Festival of the Ahantas

Kundum, a harvest and religious festival, is celebrated by the Ahantas of  Ghana. People of the Ahanta tribe reside in the western region of Ghana. It is believed that the Kundum festival was first celebrated in the 16th century through the initiative of  Akpoley, a rather adventurous farmer. Legend has it that one day, Akpoley decided to go hunting for food. Akpoley loved the forest … Continue reading Kundum Festival of the Ahantas

The Evolution of African Fashion – Midi Skirts

For sometime now, I have observed that each time I come across African inspired apparel,  my mind starts pondering. It ponders about the decisions that traditional African women took into account when having their clothing made in the not too distant past. In the past, Traditional West-African Queen mothers often wore exquisitely hand-woven cloth. These cloths were skillfully tied in a fashionable and secure manner. … Continue reading The Evolution of African Fashion – Midi Skirts

Traditional African Naming Ceremony – Ahanta Tribe

The Ahanta tribal group is located in the Western Region of Ghana . An agrarian group, they speak Ahanta and Fanti ( components of the Akan linguistic group).  The birth of a child is a significant rite of passage among the Ahantas and is marked by the celebration of a naming ceremony. Usually, the naming ceremony is performed on the 8th day after the birth … Continue reading Traditional African Naming Ceremony – Ahanta Tribe