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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.

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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".

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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BUGUM FESTIVAL CELEBRATION OF THE MOLE-DAGBON KINGDOM

This year's Bugum (Fire) festival was not different from several others years back. The festival gave us an exciting and vibrant cultural displays and entertainment. Even the new world order (covid 19) could not come between the people and their culture. It will be inefficient of me not to thank Almighty God and our traditional gods for the protection during this year's festival. They possess the