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PHOTOS: All You Need To Know About The Ga Mashie Homowo Festival 2021



This year’s annual Homowo festival of the GA STATE took place on the 14th of August 2021.

All You Need To Know About The Ga Mashie Homowo Festival 2021

ABOLA PIAM TUMMA WE, the biggest of all the ruling houses of the GA STATE, performed the customary rites of the sprinkling of kpokpoi to signify the harvest, remembrance, and hooting of hunger, as depicted in the name ” HOMOWO”.

This August, the cardinal ritual of Authority and spiritual fortitude of the kingdom, was duly honored and performed by the REGENT OF ABOLA PIAM TUMMA WE and heir apparent to GA MANTSE throne NII AYIKUMA TIEKU BAAH TACKIE OBLIE II in a colorful and solemn ceremony.


The ceremony started from the Royal house with libation, prayer supplications to the highest GOD ALMIGHTY. OKPLEDZEN, OKLEMEKUKU, MAAWU, OFITE OSSAA by NII MANKRALO OF ABOLA and ASAFOATSE AYITEY, they were ablely supported and accompanied by NII SHIPII ARMAH of ABOLA.

All You Need To Know About The Ga Mashie Homowo Festival 2021

They then moved to the house of NII OKANG OSAIHENE IV, where traditional rites were performed by the GA SEITSE.

The heir apparent, NII GA, took off with his retinue, Asafo group, and youths of ABOLA. The procession then moved to the ancestral houses of the father’s of ABOLA and GA STATE, amid chanting of war songs, firing of musketry dancing, and drumming.


It was a colorful and heartwarming experience to see culture at its best.

All the various houses received the new King with shouts of joy and chanting of appellations wishing him long life and prosperity on the throne and after the exercise, the procession ended back at the Royal house as custom demands a report was made to the elders of ABOLA of the successful traditional rites, libation, supplication, fortifications, and bountiful prayers for Peace, Success, Wealth, and Spiritual Protection for the new King and all who contributed to the Ceremonial rites.

The two custodians of the stool SEITSE and NII SHIPII refreshed the gathering with drinks and the traditional meal Kpokpoi and palm nut soup to the glorification of MAAWU ASAASE AFIA.


According to SEITSE the Ascension to the GA STATE throne by NII AYIKUMA TIEKU BAAH TACKIE OBLIE II, has come at the right time in this our time to put piety to the rightful turn of ABOLA PIAM TUMMA WE, hence his enstoolment to put an end to political ranklings and enudoes that has engulfed and plagued the GA STATE in recent years.

check out some exclusive photos from the 2021 Ga Mashie Homowo Festival.

Source: Sintim Media


  • All You Need To Know About The Ga Mashie Homowo Festival 2021

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NAFAC@60: 2022 Edition of National Festival of Arts & Culture Officially Launched in Cape Coast




The 60th anniversary celebration of National Festival of Arts & Culture (NAFAC) was launched on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at the Center for National Culture (CNC) in Cape Coast.


The National Festival of Arts & Culture is an annual cultural event organized by the National Commission on Culture under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture. This is geared towards promoting our cultural diversity and ensuring peace and unity among all citizens.

As part of Central Region’s preparation to host the 60th Anniversary Celebration of National Festival of Arts & Culture which form part of the December in Ghana tourism activities, a regional launch and inauguration of Local Organizing Committees were held in Cape Coast the regional capital.

The regional launch and inauguration of the local organizing committee was chaired by the Vice President of the Central Regional House of Chiefs, Osagyefo Kwame Akonu X and co-chaired by Osaabarima Kwesi Atta II, the Omanhen of Oguaa Traditional Area.


Delivering their acceptance speech, Osagyefo Kwame Akonu X commended the Central Regional Minister, Hon. Justina Marigold Assan for her good works in lobbying for series of National events to be hosted in the region which has  had positive impact in the economic transformation of the region.

He urged the officers of the Regional Coordinating Council, National Commission on Culture and the Center for National Culture as well as the local organizing committee to work effortlessly in making the NAFAC@60 a success.

Osaabarima Kwesi Atta II, Omanhene of Oguaa Traditional Area

The Omanhene of Oguaa Traditional Area, Osaabarima Kwesi Atta II also advised inhabitants of Cape Coast to be proactive and hold National events of this nature in high esteem since it helps to protect the city to attract several international opportunities for region. He assured his inhabitants that, the 60th anniversary celebration will the the best among all the NAFAC celebrations.

Hon. Mrs Justina Marigold Assan, Central Regional Minister

Addressing the gathering, the Central Regional Minister, Hon. Justina Marigold Assan who also graced the occasion together with her entourage appealed emotionally to the people of Cape Coast and Central region to ignore their political differences and work together to project the developmental initiatives being implemented by the government in the region.

She emphasized that, Central Region is blessed with numerous resources and opportunities which need the support, enthusiasm and ideas of all to help in their exploitation towards the development of the region. She encouraged the local organizing committee to work hard to ensure that the forthcoming NAFAC@60  become the best event hosted in the region.


Madam Janet Edna Nyame – Executive Director, National Commission on Culture

Unveiling the official banner for the 60th anniversary celebration of NAFAC, the Executive Director of National Commission on Culture, Madam Janet Edna Nyame Stated emphatically that, when we invest in our rich Ghanaian culture and promote it well for global attention, it will attract numerous foreign investments into our economy through the tourism sector and this is one of the reasons for the establishment of the annual arts and cultural Festival.

The theme for this year’s program focuses on; Reviving Patriotism, Peace And Unity Through Cultural Diversity For Sustainable Development.

The National Festival of Arts & Culture 2022 is slated for Friday 9th to Friday 16th December, 2022 at Adisadel Park and CNC both in Cape Coast, Central Region.

Madam Janet Edna Nyame sworn in members of the Regional Local Organizing Committee and urged them to be proactive in making the event a magnificent one in the history of NAFAC.


The Local Organizing Committees inaugurated include;

  1. The Publicity Committee
  2. The Steering Committee
  3. The Sponsorship committee
  4. The Programs Committee
  5. Hospitality and Protocol Committee
  6. The Durbar of Chiefs Committee
  7. The International Friendship Committee
  8. The Security Committee
  9. The Grounds Committee
  10. The Exhibition Committee

The official launch and inauguration was climaxed with Miss NAFAC – Central Region 2022 which had educative and thrilling performances from six elegant, intelligent, eloquent and talented ladies who exhibited their pageantry skills in a fought contest geared towards choosing the best to represent the region at the National level come December 2022.

Antoinette Kennes Ofori – Winner of 2022 Miss NAFAC – Central Region

At the end of the contest, Antoinette Kennes Ofori was crowned as the winner of Miss NAFAC – Central Region 2022.

Her competitors, Josephine Kimberly E. Sampson and Sandra Denkyi Boateng emerged as 1st and 2nd Runners Up respectively.

The competition also had Amazing presentation and talent exhibition from; Mabel Bowah-Abban, Belinda Yaa Boakye and Cindy Abena Owusu.

The launch also saw in attendance;

Madam Dorcas Salamatu Alhassan, AG. Regional Director of CNC


Mrs Lydia Nyarkoh-Ampoman, AG. Regional Administrator of CNC Cape Coast

Richlove Amamoo (Mama Awotsu Adzagba II) Central regional Director for the Department of Gender.

Mr. Rabbi Kohane Halevi, the Executive Director of PANAFEST Foundation.


Mr. Fio Richardson Commey, Director, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation – National Commission on Culture

Dr. Eric Debrah Okyere, HOD, Dept. of Music and Dance, UCC

Mrs. Hannah Dodoo, MD, HADOD Fashions, Cape Coast.


Nana Ekua Apeatsewah II, Central Regional MUSIGA Chairperson

Asiedua, 2nd Runner Up of TV3 Ghana Most Beautiful 2022

Members of Central Influencers
Members of Creative Arts and Media Association (CAMA) and The Media



Story By: Bismark Botchwey
Source: http://Sintim Media

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