Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Sister-Girl Ads

Photo 365- Day 135 “Sister Girl Ads”

Another reason I love Ghana is that you get to see beautiful, Black women in ads like these. Look at homegirl rocking her cornrows in this Nescafé ad… Beautiful! I think the only place I would see an ad like this in the US is in a magazine like Essence. Even then, with a corporation […]

San Juan de Ulua

Photo 365-Day 132 “San Juan de Ulua”

Located in Veracruz state in Mexico, San Juan de Ulua is a series of fortresses and prisons, and even has a palace. San Juan de Ulua served as one of the “gateways in the Americas” where African slaves were imported. The structure serves as a museum today. A highly recommended tourist site. I learned a […]

Tilapia Food Truck

Photo 365-Day 134 “Tilapia Food Truck”

Looks like the food truck craze has hit Accra. Shown here is a tilapia food truck on Spintex Road. Here’s the owner grilling some fish for me. Before seeing the truck, he approached me asking if I’d like to buy some. Since there’s no shortage of tilapia here, I quickly shooed him away. Then he […]

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Music Spotlight – Electronic Music from Nigeria

Looking to hear some cutting-edge electronic music? Nigeria has something to offer you. Producer Bigfoot is very well one of Nigeria’s most eclectic music producers. His beats range from hip-hop to dance to trance. Well, he’s back at it again. He’s done an e-mix, i.e., electronic mix

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Travel Snapshot – Anomabo Beach, Ghana

A simple snapshot – watching the sunset in Anomabo, a fishing town on the central coast of Ghana.

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Music Spotlight -Ghana’s High Vibes Music Festival

In Accra, Ghana The 3rd Annual High Vibes Music Festival is well underway. Starting from September 26th and ending on October 6th, the city of Accra will be blessed with live music performances with artists from Cape Verde, Nigeria,

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Work Abroad: Teach in Africa

Though school is just underway, many international teachers are giving thought to where they’ll be teaching the next scholastic year. If you teach in your home country, maybe you’ve always wanted to make the leap of teaching abroad. Education students – maybe cutbacks in government may have you fearful of finding a job at home. […]

Photo Find of the Day – Tema Station

Waiting at the hub, Tema Station for the bus to take me home.

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Photo of the Day – Dr. Kwame Nkrumah

On Friday, September 21, Ghana celebrated Founder’s Day. Founder’s Day is the birthday of the first president of the republic

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Music Spotlight – 7 Questions with Bigfoot

His style: unorthodox, emotional, and diverse.  From the hip-hop beat Moonraker to the new age sound of Into the Morning, his style of production is as eclectic as they come.