Tag: Ghanaians in America

This Ghanaian-American Entrepreneur Started a Shea Butter Business Inspired by Her Mom

By Baze Mpinja

32-year-old Naa-Sakle Akuete has an MBA from Harvard, but the best business professor she’s ever had just might be her mother, Eugenia.

In 2014, Akuete launched Eu’Genia Shea, a line of high-quality shea butters that are packaged in beautiful, embossed tins. Founding her own company wasn’t the path Akuete had in mind while she was in school, but the move proves that the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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United Nations appoints Ghanaian President and Emir of Kano, as SDG advocates

The UN has appointed the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, as a member of the new class of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocates.

Sanusi is one of the six new members of the group, which is co-chaired by President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and the Prime Minister of Norway, Ms Erna Solberg.

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Over 7000 guests visit the Embassy of Ghana in US for cultural tourism day

The sound of live music performance and the aroma of authentic Ghanaian cuisine welcomed the over 7000 guests who visited the Ghana Embassy, USA, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 to experience Ghana’s rich heritage and culture.

“Passport DC” was organized as part of the Cultural Tourism DC events that encourages embassies to open its doors to the residents of the Washington DC Metro area to enable them to explore the many cultures represented by the Diplomatic community in the district. Continue reading “Over 7000 guests visit the Embassy of Ghana in US for cultural tourism day”

Ghanaian-American, Micheal Blankson, may get role in Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America’ Sequel?

By saanchi kaushik

The highly anticipated “Coming to America” sequel is well underway. Moreover, It seems as the original film’s leading man, Eddie Murphy, has seriously taken Akon’s suggestions. This to cast authentic African natives in the movie to heart. Continue reading “Ghanaian-American, Micheal Blankson, may get role in Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America’ Sequel?”

Ebenezer Dowuona left Ghana to pursue basketball dreams, has become Ohio State target

By Colin Hass-Hill

Ebenezer Dowuona, a 6-foot-10 four-star big man and 2020 Ohio State target, wakes up in Georgia and picks up his phone around 7 a.m. to see and hear from his mother, who still lives in Ghana.

He hasn’t been back to his native country or his hometown of Accra since he and his brother, Emmanuel, left Africa for the United States in 2014 with a legal guardian who had a connection to the family.

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‘Year of return’: Hundreds of African-Americans resettle in Ghana

Ghana was one of the main West African departure points for the transatlantic slave trade.The government has launched a campaign to reach out to the descendants of those Africans who were forcibly removed from their homelands.

It has dubbed 2019 the “Year of Return”.

Several hundred people have already put down roots in Ghana, many of them African-Americans. 

The programme is prepared by Patrick Lovett and James Vasina.


Pennsylvania college inaugurates an African king as its president

It was a celebration fit for a king at one Pennsylvania college.

Not only is Dr. Daniel Wubah a king in Ghana, he has now been named the president of Millersville University, according to WPMT.

“It doesn’t happen very often,” said Marth Pobee, Ghana’s ambassador to the United Nations. “This is a very proud moment, very special we’re here from New York, and the government, people of ghana need to know.” Continue reading “Pennsylvania college inaugurates an African king as its president”

Ghanaian Vice President speaks on digital convergence at University of Chicago

Says Ghana is using technological innovation to solve local problems in governance.


Ghana is showing the way in using technological innovation to solve local problems in governance on the continent, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said.

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Ghanaian Vice President Visits New York

Government to introduce e-visa


Ghanaian Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has indicated government’s effort to introduce electronic visa to ease the acquisition of Ghanaian visas.

He made this known, when he met with members of Ghana Chamber of Commerce in New York, as part of his official visit to the United States of America.

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Dhat Gyal To Perform @ Chicago Ghanafest

Afro-pop artiste Ernestina Afari, known in the showbiz scene as Dhat Gyal, has been invited to perform at an event dubbed ‘Chicago Ghanafest’ in Chicago, United States of America.

The two-day event, which is expected to attract Ghanaians living in the United States of America and Canada, will take place on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 at the Washington Park, Chicago in USA.

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Ghanaians celebrate Kofi Kingstons, WWE victory

Ghanaian-American wrestler Kofi Kingston made history at WWE’s biggest annual calendar event Wrestlemania 35 which took place at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday.

Squaring off against Daniel Bryan in a very feisty, entertaining and roller-coaster encounter, the veteran came up tops after finishing off Bryan with his signature Trouble in Paradise move to clinch the highly coveted WWE Championship.

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Massive crowd at Medikal’s show in USA

By Lizbeth Brown

Ghanaian hip hop musician Samuel Adu Frimpong popularly known as Medikal pulled a massive crowd when he performed in the United States of America.

The ‘Omo Ada’ hitmaker delivered a stupendous and amazing performance to a fully-packed auditorium.

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‘The Burial Of Kojo’ Ghanaian director Blitz Bazawule isn’t here to give you “normal” filmmaking

In his feature film debut The Burial of Kojo, Blitz Bazawule tells a story of two brothers through the gaze of a gifted girl who travels between gorgeous lands that exist in life and death.

It’s not your ordinary narrative film, but a cinematic fable that is surreal, magical and infused with Afrofuturistic elements. Yes, it is complex and yes, it will probably make your brain bleed with its visual prowess, but Bazawule isn’t here to give you normal. He’s here to change the game while rattling your senses with a dose of global and inclusive storytelling. As Bazawule said, “Nobody cares about normal, right?”

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African culture comes alive in ‘The Burial of Kojo’ by Ghanaian, Blitz the Ambassador

By Glenn Kenny

When musicians turn to film directing, it doesn’t always work out. Ask anyone who’s seen Bob Dylan’s nearly-five-hour musical romance “Renaldo and Clara” (although that oddity does have its wary admirers).

But it more than works out with “The Burial of Kojo,” written, directed and scored by Blitz Bazawule, a Ghana-born musician now based in New York who traveled back to his birth country to make this dazzling modern fable.

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Ghanaians in U.S. to get passports at cheaper rate

The government of Ghana has said it will reduce the cost of passport fees for Ghanaians living in the United States of America.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, announced this when she addressed the Ghanaian community in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

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