Recipe for Baking Ghana Meat Pies

Ghanaian meat pies are similar to empanadas – delicious soft crust filled with either meat , tuna or vegetables. You can go wild with the filling by using creative non-traditional options. Nutritional Content:- Calories: About 620kcal Fat: 37g Saturated Fat: 18g Cholesterol: 125mg Sodium: 1175 mg Carbs: 49g Serving size – 1 meat pie: 200g Calories from fat 350kcal Fiber 2g Protein 19g Sugar 1g … Continue reading Recipe for Baking Ghana Meat Pies

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 of the month … Continue reading Traditional African Naming Ceremony – Ahanta Tribe