Before the Europeans arrived in the then Gold Coast in the year 1471, there was nothing like democracy nor partisan politics. Our lands were ruled by kings and chiefs and among these kings and chief were some major ones aside the minor ones. History has it that the Ashanti kingdom was the most powerful and the largest kingdom as it's empire even exceeded the boundaries of this country all the way to Côte divoire, Burkina Faso and Togo.
Being Matrilineal in Ghana is nothing new as almost 56% of Ghanaians are matrilineal, from Central Region with a population of over 1 Million to Western Region with a Population of One Million and Above, Western North Region with almost 350, 000 Population, Ashanti Region with a Population of over 3 Million, Bono Region with a Population of Over 700, 000, Bono East with a Population of at most 560, 000, Ahafo Region with at least 290, 000 people and Eastern Region with over Over one Million people.
According to research there are over 40 ethnic groups in the country namely Ashanti's, Gas, Ewes, Dagaares, Fanti's, Akuapems, Frafras, Sisalas, Bonos, krobos among others. And each of these ethnic groups come with their respective dialects or languages spoken.
Kente is a colourful Ghanaian traditional fabric which is worn especially on important occasions and celebrations. Kente was developed around 17th Century A.D by the people of Asanti Kingdom; it can be traced to a very long tradition of weaving in Africa. Kente is mostly done by the Ashantis and Ewes, the Akans call it nwentoma which means woven cloth and the Ewe call it kete.
Top Ethnic Group That Like Spending Money On Funerals Death remains a mystery. An excruciating misery. All of us have to face it one day and the pain of losing a loved one can take a person to the very lowest point in life. It has become a norm all over the world that a funeral rite is performed to bid the dead farewell.
Over a couple of weeks now, Afia Schwarzenegger has been in the media space in an attempt to counter Twene Jonas' allegations of US being a better place than Ghana. The Ghanaian comedienne seems not to have ended it there, in a video made yesterday by her, she claimed that some Ghanaians are not good in bed, especially the Ashantis, with Eves and Northerners being the lead in her scores.
The Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II yesterday decided to pay a visit to the ongoing refurbishment of the Kumasi Airport. Works are currently ongoing at the airport to make it a full international airport. As part of the King's routine, he decided to pass by the airport from his Manhyia Palace to assess how the work is progressing.
There have been many reactions following a leaked audio of the founder and leader of Lighthouse International Church sharing his thoughts on the role of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II in relation to the development of the Ashanti region. Initially, there was a speculation that the recording could have been doctored push an agenda against the religious leader.
Today, Kelvin Taylor descended on Ghanaians, particularly the Ashantis. He explained that the Ashantis have been pampered for long and that makes them feel so superior during election periods. He enquired from Ghanaians to name a specific project that Kuffour did for the Ashantis when they were in power.
A voltarian patient warns an Ashanti nurse not to speak Twi in Sogakope. Video drops on social media
Tribalism among ethnic groups in the country is very cordial.But this is different for the Ashantis and Voltarians in Ghana. The Ashantis and Voltarians would always engage in baseless arguments of many reasons which are unknown. The Voltarians would always take a joke of the Ashsntis very seriously and would always complain about it.
It seems the founder and general overseer of the Lighthouse Chapel International, Bishop Dag Heward Mills is facing a lot of hard times of late. Latest among them is a serious social media backlash against him after a message from him began circulating on social media and which suggests an attack on traditional rulers, particularly against the Ashanti Monarch, Otumfour Osei Tutu II.
The unrelenting attitude and bravery of social media sensation and actress, Efia Odo had gotten many to associate her person with legendary Yaa Asantewaa of the Ashanti Kingdom. Many had sung her praise on social media after her release from police custody on Friday. But in what likeness to Yaa Asantewaa, the heroine of the Ashantis has Efia Odo?
Ghana has several historic places which attract tourists from all walks of life into the country. Most of the tribes in the country have written down history that tells about their origin. Like the Ashantis, Gas, Fantes, Ewes, and the Akyems, Kwahu also has a rich history that tells about how they became a traditional area.
Names are means of identification. Without names, this world can't move on. In Ghana, Kofi is the most popular local name. Kofi is a made given name to all Friday male born. This name is mostly given by the Ashantis and the Fantes.
Ghana is among the world’s most diverse nations, with certain areas largely inhabited by specific tribes or their descendants. Despite differences in customs, beliefs and lifestyles, tribe members live side by side in harmony - Ghanaians are known for their peaceful and friendly attitudes.
Ghana is a lovely country in Africa's western hemisphere.Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso, and Benin are all neighbors to Ghana.Ghana is, without a doubt, a land with many tribes and ethnicities.There are over 30 different languages spoken.Twi, the most widely spoken language, is an Akan language spoken by the Akyims, Ashantis, and a small number of Fantes.
The sensational social media commentator by name Twene Jonas has been declared wanted by Muslims across the world for making disrespectful and profaning the name of Prophet Mohammed and the Islamic Faith. According to reports, Twene Jonas after chieftancy pursues by Ashantis for speaking ill of the Asantehene has just dropped himself into a hot religious battle as he is been declared wanted by Muslims across the world.
The founder and leader of the Lighthouse Chapel International, Bishop Dag Heward Mills has been in the news recently after an audio and video recording of the man of God hit the internet. In the said recording, the Bishop was heard fiercely criticizing the Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II and other traditional rulers for not developing their areas.
Lighthouse Chapel International’s founder, Bishop Dr. Dag Heward-Mills, has apologised to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, after a meeting he had with some pastors was recorded and subsequently leaked to the general public. In the recording, the religious leader is heard literally berating the role of the Asante monarch and tagging him as useless.
The glory of chieftaincy in Ghana have been restored in a grand style by the great King of Asanteman, Otumfour Osei Tutu ll.He is a celebrated King all over the world and not only the Ashantis and Ghana.He is nicked King Solomon because of an in depth display of his wisdom.