The Asante wars and the dangers of contemporary AfroPutinism.

My good friend Henry Kwasi Prempeh has come up with the idea of AfroPutinism. It refers to the predictable support that some Africans are giving to the mad Czar and butcher of Ukraine. The support for Putin is entirely predictable but deeply reprehensible. A very long time ago Edward Shils established the tendency of African […]Read More

Menya ntaban

Everyone seems busy these days, so many are those who are put off by long posts, not least when the post is about obscure animals and village life. Yet, I’m banking on you reading this one to the end. Obviously, some will not read because their time could be better spent doing something else. To […]Read More

Ghana to rake in $15 billion with six tree crops—Agric

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minster of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), says the Government is determined to diversify the agriculture sector to generate more revenue for national development through six tree-crops. He said though the country derived enormous benefit from cocoa, tree crops such as mango, rubber, cashew, oil palm, coconut, and shea, equally had […]Read More

Meet Samuel Opaki Yawson CEO of Opaki Collections -Kumasi. ———-

Boutique business sprung up in Kumasi in the early 90s and since then, we’ve had several household names like, Soo Bii Boutique, Sahara Boutique, Unisex Boutique..etc and it’s very clear that the influx have had adverse effect on the patronage of secondhand clothing business. Recent additions like, Transit Boutique, Ultimate Fashions.. with Patasi High Street […]Read More

Kumasi’s Industrialists : the Great Poku Transport

Mr. Francis Kojo Poku popularly known as Poku Transport and affectionately called F.K by his children was born on 16th September 1919 to the late Kejetia Poku and the late Madam Ama Amoakowaa of Kwabre-Hemang. He started his education at Government Boys School in Kumasi and further went to Mfanstipim School in Cape Coast in […]Read More

Okyeame Baffour Akoto is the Pillar of the UP Tradition:

We have come across two different narratives on the history of the UP tradition and we deem it necessary for the clarification of the many distortions they each contain. One is by the Deputy Majority Chief Whip, Hon. Habib Iddrisu and another by an anonymous writer titled “Complete Distortion of History”. It is worthy to […]Read More

The Land Act and the loss of Asante Consciousness

Though Akans are 45 % of the population nonetheless we are the minority. So why after sixty (60) something years, an “Akan party” would seek to subject Akan lands to the central government? Nkrumah didnt even do that. Ghana is not for Akans. Akans do not rule forever. So why would “Akan party” attempt to […]Read More

ASUMMENYAHENE IS ADUANA PIESIE

The EIGHT AKAN Abusua all emerged in AMANSE (Amansie) in the area referred to as Adansi. It was there that the Akan people formed their ABUSUA system. It was from there that the AKAN people eventually dispersed to establish Towns; form Nations, e.g. Akwamu; Dankyira; Manpon; Akyem Abuakwa; Akyem Kotoku; Kwawu; Kwaaman; Kokofu; Akyem Kotoku; […]Read More

Ashanti Brothers Band

One of the best Kumasi-based Highlife band of the 1970`s in a group photograph gracing their album cover. Circa 1978.Ashanti Brothers band is one of the best band that ever graced the highlife landscape in Ghana. The Kumasi-based band was led by the legendary silky voice and talented highlife singer, Osei Kwame Vasco. This group […]Read More

BAAFUO Bantonmahene At Dwaben

He got a reprieve in Manhyia in 2021, unlike in 1838. And…… he shows up at Dwaben in style.Amankwaa Tia, enye wo na wo aye biribi………. The last time a Baafuo Bantomahene went to Dwaben in 1832, it was Baafuo Apraku II. He led Kumase troops to put down Daasebre Akwasi Boaten, Dwabenhene insurrection against […]Read More