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.
OVERVIEW OF NORTHERN GHANA
Northern Ghana lie wholly out of the forest belt that stretches inland from the coast for about 200 miles, and are covered in uncultivated parts with rank grass, which is burnt annually. All over the country is a scrub of dwarfed trees, chiefly acacia, except by the rivers, where fine trees are found, characteristic of the Southern Forest.
FATHIA MUSAH SPENDS BIRTHDAY WITH CHILDREN OF NEW LIFE FOUNDATION
Northern Heritage is pleased to share the philanthropic activity of Fathia Musah, a proud Dagbon lady who decided to spend her birthday with children in a foundation.
Fathia Musah is a socialite, independent businesswoman, philanthropist and a key member of Sweet Billions – a popular only female group in Ashaiman.
MY STAY IN TAMALE HAD DEMYSTIFIED A LOT OF MISCONCEPTIONS ON THE TOWN
We the people of Hain and Wa as a whole celebrate series of festivals two of the many are Bamba and Bongo celebrated by Waliba and Jiribaalie respectively. Still on culture and festivals. Most of us as people from Upper West are much populated in Farming activities and when farms are over we indulge in our trading activities mostly brewering of "pito".
GHANA PRESIDENT GRACES MAMPRUGU DAMMA 2020 CELEBRATION
This year marks the first Damba Festival celebration by the chiefs and people of Mamprusi Traditional Area since the creation of the North East region. The festival was attended by President Akufo Addo under the theme: "Enhancing our Cultural Heritage through Peace and Development. According to the Overlord of the Mamprugu Kingdom, Naa Bohagu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga, whose speech was read for him s
SCENES OF NAA DAMBA
This is a real account of Naa Damba observed in a Dagbon town just some miles outside Tamale. This event occurred in the years 1967 and 1968. It was to study the activities of the Damba festival and to establish the role of the drummer in the Damba festival.
SOME MAJOR FESTIVALS OF NORTHERN GHAANAIANS
Northern Ghana being the home of numerous ethnic groups and people with diverse traditions and cultural practices, celebrates several ethnic, cultural and religious festivals.
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.
I DISCREDITED MY TRADITIONS AND CULTURE DUE TO EDUCATION AND FOREIGN EXPOSURE
Growing up in Bawku was phenomenal and I cherished those memories. I had a feel of both extended families of my mom and dad. In other words, I lived with both families. Living in an extended family was to me termed cool. You meet a lot of relatives and family friends every day. And also protection, shelter, food and so on even when your parents are not around. During those awesome days, we the gra
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