As you all know, African Naturalistas was at Accra for four days, mainly to attend the Afrotastic 2014 event, and I proudly represented the whole group, lol.
I was picked up the lovely Naa, also known as Afrodiva, and immediately shipped to my friend, Eduvie’s house. I immediately slept off when the house became empty, and by 1pm, was out to see what the town had to offer. I can only share very few pics, as I took load and loads
After seeing the items, it was obvious that the money I had with me won't buy much, so I walked to the bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, and took more pics.
|On the left is the sign 'Taxis not allowed'|
On the right, a taxi is parked, lol.
|Ghana court of appeal|
|They have a national lottery authority|
|The entrance to the Arts Centre|
|If you see this woman, run away. She will make you spend|
all your money. Luckily, I don't really hold money.
|Lovely Meldina. She has one eye, and openly jokes about it.|
|I ate Kelewele and Tilapia|
|Eduvie bought Waakye (pronounce Wache) for me|
The event itself was packed. I was really impressed. The organisers were able to fill a whole big hall. It is surely the largest natural hair gathering I have ever been to. I am waiting for the first Nigerian natural hair meet up that would meet that record.
I learnt one thing. Ghanaian naturals do not really twist their hair, and are a fan of updos. I saw updos of all kinds, than I have ever seen at one sitting. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take all the pictures I should have, cos I was busy manning my table, but I tried my best. Enjoy. Once the official pictures are out, I would post them.
|The organisers: Afrodiva and Annette|
|Watching the documentary 400 years without a comb.|
Every black person in the world should watch this piece
|Cross section of attendees|
|Rama Brew: A popular Ghanaian actress|
|Beautiful Ghanaian Naturalista|
After this, the Ghanaian sisters basically descended on me, and I couldn't take pictures of more music acts, and the natural hair parade. The pictures below show how I was worn out after the event was over.
|Janice and I|
|Annette and I|
|Afrodiva and I|