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Four talents to watch on Accra’s indie art scene
Ghanaian society traditionally regarded artists as outcasts. Now they are helping the country rebrand itself, say the founders of ACCRA [dot] ALT.
HOPE City aims to turn Ghana into the tech hub of West Africa
Futuristic looking HOPE City has been designed by Italian architects with the ambitious aim of turning Ghana into a major tech hub in West Africa.
Regenerating Accra's forgotten areas
How do you breathe new life into Jamestown, one of Accra's poorest but most historic areas? Slowly and with art, says British-Ghanaian architect Elsie Owusu.
The African mud house goes modern
Senegalese architects Atelier Koé imagines a new design for rural Ghanaian mud houses to combat the negative associations that surround traditional buildings.
"Gyae Su” by Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band
A new version of an old track written and performed by the one they call “Mr Golden Voice of Africa”. Listen and you will understand why.
M.anifest releases “Forget Dem” music video
Ghanaian MC M.anifest’s latest music video for ”Forget Dem” is a light-hearted call to audiences to stop sweating the small stuff.
#DITakeover on Instagram: Akosua Afriye-Kumi
Handbag designer Akosua Afriye-Kumi took us on a trip to the unlikely home of her handcrafted fashion label AAKS: the dusty villages of Bolgatanga, Ghana.
The power of the “on” switch
As part of UNESCO's International Year of Light, Ghana is looking at how light design and technology can lead to sustainable development.
"Jump off a Cliff" by Dark Suburb
A warning about the lures of love from Ghana's first ever rock band, who conceal their identities at every performance.
An alternative market stall
A studio in New York searches for a way to alleviate the daily struggles of Ghanaian street vendors – and finds it in an unusual place.
Meet Ghanaian rapper M.anifest
We chat with rap artist M.anifest, who performs at Design Indaba Music 2015, after his return from a tour with Damon Albarn in South America.
M.anifest is an internationally acclaimed award-winning rap artist from Accra, Ghana.
The clothes that maketh the continent
A new generation of African fashion designers is proving that the continent’s couture is about more than just bright colours, tribal patterns and leopard print.
Akosua Afriyie-Kumi: It's time for African fashion to shine
The Ghanaian designer behind AAKS accessories brand tells us why she thinks Africa's time has come.
Dreams woven in raffia
A trip to Bolgatanga in northern Ghana to meet the women who weave A A K S’s sought-after raffia bags.
A street tailor on every corner
Fashion designer Akosua Afriyie-Kumi left Ghana to study in London but chose to return home afterwards to set up her own accessories brand. She tells us why.
Colin Charles: The biggest mistake Western advertisers make in Africa
The executive creative director of Publicis West Africa tells us how he goes about making ads for Ghanaian audiences.
Marching to her own Afrobeat
Buki Akib's luxurious fashion accessories capture the pulsating rhythms of her West African heritage.
"Someway Bi" by M.anifest
Succumb to the slick verbal gymnastics and hip-turning melody of this track by Ghanaian artist M.anifest.
Ghanaian architect Joe Osae-Addo has designed a more affordable cement to be used for construction in Africa.
SMATI Turtle 1: On the road with an African-made car
Melle Smets and Joost van Onna collaborate with local Ghanaian craftsmen to create an African car.
Diversity and destiny
The Crazy Legs table made from reclaimed wood by Tekura Design based in Accra, Ghana depicts both our diversity as people and our collective destiny.
Fashion Rising's Spring 2014 collection celebrates Africa's bold, bright and brilliant colours.
Studio One Eighty Nine launched Fashion Rising to empower women by building sustainable fashion and artisanal businesses.
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