Tuesday, December 30, 2008

NDC youth storms Electoral Commission

Ghana had a presidential elections run-off on Sunday 28th December 2008. Amidst counter accusations of vote rigging, the NDC's Presidential candidate Professor John Evans Atta-Mills took a clear lead. Rumours of the NPP conniving with the Electoral Commission (a rumour that proved totally false) forced NDC youth from all over the capital to storm the Electoral Commission. Contention over one constituency, Tain has held up official declarations of a winner till another run-off his held for just Tain this friday.

Children praying before meals

Liberia, Land of my pain.

Liberia, Land of my pain., originally uploaded by NanaKofiAcquah.

Liberian Morning

Liberian Morning, originally uploaded by NanaKofiAcquah.

Father arrives with Bride

Father arrives with Bride, originally uploaded by NanaKofiAcquah.

a young fisherman

canoe care, originally uploaded by NanaKofiAcquah.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Renee Q. Boateng launches Renee Q. Bespoke, Accra

Renee Q. Boateng, famous in Ghana’s fashion and glamour industry for her style of make up and collection of accessories, today launched Renee Q. Bespoke; a collection of t shirt designs that combine wax prints and batik in creating looks that cut across centuries. From Victorian to contemporary to futuristic. Apart from the heel of a model's shoe coming off, the show was in every way excellent: From music, to set design to cocktail. I will dare say this is a milestone in Ghanaian fashion.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Rhythms of the Night Street and other matters

Driving on traffic jammed streets is one certified way to boost stress levels... unless of course, you have a camera and a new lens to try out. I just got a sigma 50/1.4 which I'm loving. I hated both my canon 50/1.4 and 1.8s but I'm loving this:) A big part of what causes massive traffic jams in Accra is human traffic. People literally live on the streets.

Around the Salaga, Chorkor, Bukom, James Town, Teshie and Nungua neighbourhoods, it is not uncommon to find a woman carrying a basket of food to her fisherman husband who lives across the street or to see a young man with a rusticated towel around his waist crossing the street with his pale. He's going to the public bathhouse across the street. Or even worse, a gang of fisherfolk holding old newspapers heading towards the beach, across the street, to kiss nature with their bums.

I don't even want to talk about the hawkers. They only speak in threes. Harassing you once is not enough they seem to say. It must always be "Yeeees, milo milo milo. Yeeees, ice water ice water ice water or Yeees, yoghurt yoghurt yoghurt!" Don't get me wrong I don't hate them. Actually part of my childhood wasn't that different from theirs. I understand them but must they always announce their wares in threes?

On threes, the NPP is seeking a 3rd term in office. Will the third time be the charm? The NDC cannot be hungry forever. One must eat at some time. No wonder their Alpha male who was once considered docile is now barking like hell. I don't know if that explains the recent coughs. We thank God there's Prophet T.B. Joshua and co to lift him up in prayer. May they also pray for the release of the Tsikatas and every other victim of what seem like compromised systems. I know they claim it is DIKE (greek) but we must remember Furies have no allies and they enjoy the cycle of retribution. Simply put, what goes around comes around.

Monday, September 1, 2008

A place for the forgotten

The one hour drive from Osu to Prampram with Silke Roesner, founder of Kinder Paradise was an unforgettable experience. I expected to see an orphanage when we get to Prampram but what awaited me, was a home. The bond between mothers and children, brothers and sisters, fathers and children was unmistakable. Her work proves once again, that if we really want to help, we can and 'family' has nothing to do with 'blood'.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Visual Encounters

This is my third blog. The first one, nanakofiacquah.blogspot.com is full of pictures from flickr, which happens to be my funsite. Now, what that means is, you go to that blog and you can't make a head or tail of what I stand for. So I decided to create this blog just to share my photojournalism side. Welcome.