Red and yellow plastic Clonette Dolls stand alongside Ghanaian wooden figures

Clonette Dolls – the colourful Ghanaian dolls with the name Auntie Dei Dei

Clonette dolls are brightly coloured plastic dolls that originated in Ghana during the 1950s in Colonial times when Ghana was still known as The Gold Coast (Ghana gained its independence in 1957). They were the first industrially produced dolls in Africa and in recent years have gained wide international appeal as a home décor item…

Ghana street art – graffiti artists brighten up the city of Accra, one vibrant mural at a time!

A sprawling mural at the Ako Adjei interchange in Accra Ghana All over Accra artists are transforming dull walls and spaces into vibrant Ghana street art depicting the country's rich culture and bold colours! The talented minds and hands of Ghana's graffiti street artists are hard at work beautifying the city, one incredible mural at…

Seeing double at the Ga Mashie Twins Yam festival in Jamestown Accra

Twin ladies at the Ga Mashie Twin Festival in Accra Ghana When my mom and I went on a walking tour of Jamestown Accra last year which I wrote about here, Collins our tour guide from Jamestown Walking Tours mentioned the upcoming well known Homowo and Chale Wote local festivals taking place in a few…

Treasures on Accra’s Oxford Street – my 8 favourite things to do and see on this bustling busy road!

Accra’s Oxford Street is worlds apart from its British counterpart you think of upon hearing its name, but full of character and life! Here are 8 lesser known things to do and see on this stretch of road!

Beautiful Baobab encounters on a hike in the Shai Hills in greater Accra, Ghana

“Guys there’s a walk leaving in 15 minutes!” our friend calls from outside. It is our final morning waking up to the view of a gorgeous tiered chandelier hanging over our heads and its tiny curved pieces are gently swaying to the breeze of the fan. We are having a luxurious Sunday morning coffee in…