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TAMALE TO HOST RENOWNED GHANAIAN ARTIST AT THE SAVANNAH CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art is an artist run project space, exhibition and research hub, cultural repository and artists’ residency. SCCA Tamale is an initiative of world-renowned Ghanaian artist, Ibrahim Mahama, as a contribution towards transforming the contemporary art scene in Ghana. The SCCA-Tamale team intends, with its diverse programming and research interests, to spotlight signif

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ZAKIA HAS RELEASED HER DEBUT SINGLE "ANASIGIN" - "E GO BE" IN WAALI

The Ghanaian born Russian bred sultry songbird has always being in love with music. She started performing during her high school days, and spent most of her university years not in the lecture hall, but onstage performing cover songs to massive crowds of party goers.

Discovering her talent for moving people with her music and stagecraft, Zakia decided to return to Ghana after achieving a Maste

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MY EXPERIENCE IN DAGBONG (HOME)

One vital thing I quickly had to learn in a hard way, which was peculiar with northern people was squatting – and I mean squatting to greet. I was born and bred in Ashaiman – Accra that is the society I am well accustomed to. I am a proud Ashtown boy and that can’t be taken away from me lol. By the way, my name is Maani Iddrisu, a dagbani by tribe yet still struggling to convince people that I am

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I AM NOT A ‘TANI’, I HAVE AN IDENTITY

The term ‘Tani’ is popularly used by Asantes to refer to northerners. The term typically means ‘twin’. It usage is mostly derogatory, to refer to villagers or people not well acquainted with city life.

The context in which it is used is to express superiority. They presume that northerners have taken on menial jobs within their societies, are taking care of their farms, clean their houses and t

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NORTHERN GHANA IS OPENING UP TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY

Northern Ghana is a home to many businesses and opportunities, apart from the major cities, most of our people are into farming and rearing of life stock. Unfortunately, because of the uncertain rain pattern, farming has disappointed a lot of people. And so, you find a lot of young ones now trying to diversify into other sectors, but the challenge has been getting of the required skills, guidance

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NORTHERN GHANA IS TRULY HOME TO ME NOW - MR. WILLIAM HAUN

The culture of the northern tribes is so rich and the history of the Mole-Dagbon states is so deep – I fell in love with the region. I’ve found that the people of the north are very happy when they see my genuine interest in their cultures and stories. That opens many doors for documenting things with media.

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NORTHERN GHANA IS NOT A CLUSTER OF ZONGOS

The perspective and the portrayal of northern Ghana as a 'cluster of zongos’ is pigeonhole and a feebleminded way of describing the region. Situated at the upper part of Ghana are the northern regions. It consists of five diverse regions comprising several tribes with distinct social contracts. The regions cover a geographical area of approximately 146,219 square kilometers, representing 48.7% of

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NDEWURA JAKPA AND THE FOUNDATION OF THE GONJALAND

Ndewura Jakpa, an African king who founded a dynasty in Gonja, in what is now northern Ghana, in the early 17th century. Originally a Mande invader, Jakpa established a loosely knit federation of states that extended over the entire northern part of present-day Ghana and parts of Togo and Benin. Jakpa’s invasion of Ghana was probably the result of a dispute within an Islamic force (of which he him

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THE PECULIAR NORTHERN INFLUENCE ON ME IS MY WEARING OF OUR TRADITIONAL SMOCK AND KURIGU

Comparing the life growing up in the south and the north will be difficult but let me put it as simple as this, growing up in the south has made me not to be well versed with our northern cultural morality as result of growing up in midst of multi ethnic groups. My parents did not find it easy trying to instil northern cultures in me. I remember when my father had to warn me not to be speaking Ha

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THE STORY OF MAGAZI AKUSHI: THE ORIGIN OF THE GAMBAGA, MAMPRUSI MUSLIMS

Magazi Akushi was the first prominent Muslim in Gambaga. He was a weaver. The pits where he dyed thread are in front of Magaziyiri. His name, Akushi, comes from the name of the carved wooden bowl in which he used to give food to the caravans which came from Hausa-land on their way to Salaga.