Sika Dwa Kofi (Golden Stool)

Sika Dwa Kofi, a Twi phrase meaning “golden stool”, is a sacred object and the ultimate symbol of power for the Asante Kingdom in present-day Ghana. Okomfo Anokye, the first High Priest and one of the founders of the Asante Kingdom caused the stool to descend from the sky and fall on the lap of… Continue reading Sika Dwa Kofi (Golden Stool)

Adinkra Symbols

Adinkra symbols are visual representations of philosophical concepts, historical events, proverbs and aphorisms. Adinkra symbols are decorative symbols that are used widely among the Ashantis of Ashanti Kingdom and the Baoulés of Cote d’Ivoire. Adinkra symbols are believed to have originated in the kingdom of Gyamaan in Cote d’Ivoire. According to an Ashanti legend, the… Continue reading Adinkra Symbols

Nkrumah & “The Crown”

Fans of Netflix's The Crown, a biographical drama about Queen Elizabeth II, will remember the season two episode, "Dear Mrs Kennedy," which sees the queen travel to the newly-independent Ghana. There, she shares a historic foxtrot with the nation's first president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. In the show, this dance, which convinces Nkrumah to award a… Continue reading Nkrumah & “The Crown”