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Video: The Ghana Grudge (Ghana vs Nigeria)

Ghana and Nigeria are neighbouring countries and share many similarities culturally, however the common personality traits of each nation have distinctive contrasts. Historically, these two nations clashed due to Government implementation of extreme immigration laws that were set in bids to improve the economy. These Government measures included; Ghana’s Aliens Compliance Order, where hundreds and … Read more

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Why Are So Many Ghanaians Called Charlie or “Challey?!”

If you are Ghanaian or have been around Ghanaian people, there is a particular expression or a name that you would’ve heard people calling each other. The word I am referring to, as many would’ve guessed from the title is “Challey!” The term “Challey” is used as a substitute to calling a person by their birth … Read more

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Get the ‘Independent’ Look

With no sign of the cold leaving us anytime soon and March being upon us, it can only mean one thing … yes  Ladies & Gents it is Ghana Independence Time!  Ghana became the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain its Independence  in March 6 1957. This was a huge mile stone for Ghana and Africa as a … Read more

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Do The ‘RIGHT’ Thing..

Every country has its own customs there also are some Ghanaian Etiquette rules to be very aware of when in Ghana or around Ghanaian people. I’ll give a bit more light on these on a separate post but for now just a heads up on one of the most important ones. Do the RIGHT thing….What I mean by this, is when interacting with … Read more

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Recommended Event (August): Future of Ghana Youth Leadership Forum 2015

Are you interested in contributing to the progression and success of Ghana? Are you leading your own projects and initiatives that will help develop a more promising economic future for Ghana? Are you helping to nurture Ghana’s future leaders or in need of the training and resources to do so? Do you want to meet like-mined … Read more

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VIDEO:Ghanaian State of Mind

For many, it will come as no surprise the power that culture can have on our understanding of particular illnesses such as mental illness, the perceptions and the treatments adopted or perceived as most effective. For some, the church and family are the most important forms of treatment. For others, medication, therapy and a change … Read more

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Ghanaian Culture & Mental Health (#World Mental Health Day)

  October 10th marks #WorldMentalHealthDay which is really a day where organisations and individuals join forces to help raise awareness about Mental Health and continue to remove stigma around the subject. This year (2014) MyGhanaRoots has decided to join in the conversation, exploring the subject and the relationship between Ghanaian culture and the perceptions of … Read more

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VIDEO: “Obroni Wawu”- From Oxford Street to Kumasi Market

For many next generation Ghanaians who have grown up living in Europe or The United States and often travel back to Ghana on holiday,taking requests for family members in Ghana for your second hand clothes or new clothes from Primark, H&M etc is pretty standard procedure. What may be a little more insightful to some … Read more

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Ghana’s Independence: 6 Facts You Should Know

The independence of a country is a very big deal so it comes as no surprise that Ghana’s Independence anniversary on March 6th each year is such a patriotic and joyous occasion. Here are 6 facts that we think are interesting: Ghana was colonised for over a century by The British Empire, who named the … Read more

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Ghanaian Customs & Traditions Around Birth

Countries all around the globe have customs and traditions surrounding pregnancy, childbirth and the welcoming of newborns into the world. In Japan, the majority of Japanese women choose to give birth without painkillers. The thinking behind this is based on the Buddhist perception of suffering, and that labor pains act as a test that women … Read more

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Due to popular demand, My Ghana Roots decided to re-visit the topic of African Inspired fashion. If you haven’t already, check out our previous posts; ‘Kente Cloth Explained’ & ‘African Inspired Fashion: Spring/Summer 2013‘. My Ghana Roots caught up with Emma Slade Edmondson from Backofthewardrobe.com and Photographer to Nuraan Ackers to get some tips on … Read more

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Kente Cloth Explained

The 2013 Spring/Summer catwalks were awash with African inspired prints  click here to see our pick of this summer’s best collections. These new catwalk collections have given us a whole new way to wear traditional African prints, but traditional Kente cloth can be traced way back to circa 3000 BC. Kente cloth was originally known … Read more

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African Inspired Fashion: Spring/Summer 2013

The sunshine has officially arrived in the UK, which means we can finally take advantage of all the summer fashions available. African inspired prints seems to be a key trend for this Spring/Summer, here’s our pick of this season’s collections inspired by the motherland: Kenzo’s ss13 Menswear Collection embarked on a ‘Safari’ like adventure, unveiling … Read more