DYNAMIC AFRICA

Set up in 2010, Dynamic Africa is diverse multi-media curated blog with a Pan-African outlook that seeks to create an expressive platform for African experiences, stories and African cultures.



CONTACT: dynamicafricablog@gmail.com

all submissions via email only


Recent Tweets @DynamicAfrica

Images taken by Ghanaian photographer Nii Obodai during a Homowo Festival celebrated by the Ga people from the greater Accra region of Ghana:

This harvest festival is celebrated by the Ga people from the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

It begins with the sowing of millet by the traditional priests in May. After this, thirty-day ban on drumming is imposed on the land by the priests.

The festival is highlighted at varying times by different quarters of the Ga tribe. The Ga-mashie group of the tribe will celebrate theirs’ a little earlier than the La group.

Homowo recounts the migration of the Gas and reveals their agricultural success in their new settlement. According to Ga oral tradition, a severe famine broke out among the people during their migration to present day Accra. They were inspired by the famine to embark on massive food production exercises which eventually yielded them bumper harvest.

Their hunger ended and with great joy they “hooted at hunger” this is the meaning of the word HOMOWO.

Quartey-Papafio, A.B. ” The Ga Homowo Festival”, Journal of the African Society, Vol. 19, 1919

September: Highlighting African Photographers

  1. naturalhairiam reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  2. 3xakk reblogged this from everything-ghana and added:
    My tribe.
  3. vivalabarbiee reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  4. kwesi-wesi reblogged this from opposite-of-pretentious
  5. emplicit reblogged this from malota4eva
  6. malota4eva reblogged this from thatghgirl
  7. thisursinefellow reblogged this from younggsimba
  8. kakaphony reblogged this from younggsimba
  9. younggsimba reblogged this from newagerasta
  10. 7rf-9amet reblogged this from kraplap
  11. stardustylight reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  12. enterprofoundtitlehere reblogged this from eurotrottest
  13. technically-tony reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  14. anactual-kuma reblogged this from newagerasta
  15. kraplap reblogged this from wellhelloroe
  16. diariesofaconfusedqueen reblogged this from ghanailoveyou
  17. noone-else-to-blame reblogged this from merdedechat
  18. merdedechat reblogged this from afrojabi
  19. credevofossemalinconia reblogged this from ghanailoveyou
  20. laviesupreme reblogged this from ghanailoveyou
  21. nkbgh reblogged this from ghanailoveyou
  22. scribeofthebookoflife reblogged this from newagerasta
  23. superstar-watcher reblogged this from ghanailoveyou and added:
    i’m a ga, if you follow the patrilineal line of things. i’ve only ever been to one homowo celebration years ago in...
  24. black-nation reblogged this from ghanailoveyou
  25. newagerasta reblogged this from naturalmysticent
  26. naturalmysticent reblogged this from dynastylnoire and added:
    #tradition
  27. ibekelia reblogged this from dynastylnoire
  28. zolanskibarbie reblogged this from princessprettybottom
  29. wantondecadence reblogged this from princessprettybottom
  30. princessprettybottom reblogged this from ghanailoveyou
  31. bnucultralsoc reblogged this from ghanailoveyou