VIDEO:Ghanaian State of Mind

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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

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

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  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

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

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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

Ghana’s Independence: 6 Facts You Should Know

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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

Ghanaian Customs & Traditions Around Birth

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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

Video: The Ghana Grudge (Ghana vs Nigeria)

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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

Kente Cloth Explained

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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

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

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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

Fashion ‘Gives Thanks’ To Black And White

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Spring 2013 is finally here! (Dis-regarding the weather of course) I for one am really excited for the new season and the latest Spring Summer ‘wears’ that will be reaching the high street stores.  This season, designers have opted for the more sophisticated approach – producing Black and White collections,  a colour pallet infamously used … Read more