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photoblog image Ghana @ 50  Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra Ghana

Ghana @ 50 Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra Ghana

 

Photo Editing: Curves and Lens Flare.


Photograph taken at the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra Ghana. For the next 7days I will be doing a series on Ghana @ 50 with my good friend Christian Thompson, you can check out his blog here

The Great Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana...pointing his finger and marching into the future... Africa should always look forward...

Today marks the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Independence of the Ghana nation from British Rule.

Congratulations to All Ghanians,Afrikans and all friends of Afrika.

"The total Liberation of Ghana will be meaningless if not linked to the Liberation of Afrika".

For quotes from Kwame Nkrumah click here

Ghana @ 50 Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra Ghana

 

Photo Editing: Curves and Lens Flare.


Photograph taken at the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra Ghana. For the next 7days I will be doing a series on Ghana @ 50 with my good friend Christian Thompson, you can check out his blog here

The Great Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana...pointing his finger and marching into the future... Africa should always look forward...

Today marks the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Independence of the Ghana nation from British Rule.

Congratulations to All Ghanians,Afrikans and all friends of Afrika.

"The total Liberation of Ghana will be meaningless if not linked to the Liberation of Afrika".

For quotes from Kwame Nkrumah click here

comments (9)

nicely done...I will be put up some images too...
The contrasts of colors is great!
Great and creative : Bravo !!
  • Jide Ibitoye
  • 6 Mar 2007, 10:26
There are many times I assume you are Ghanaian and this is just one of those.

Happy Independence celebrations to Ghana and her people.
Photography by Abi: Jide Ibitoye....yes, A lot of people make that Assumption about me but no I am nigerian.

My philosophy is I am A Continental Afrikan 1st. Yoruba 2nd and a Nigerian Last.

One of my mentors during my University days was a Nigerian guy who spoke 13 African Languages and that is something I inspire to..

Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Seckou Ture of Guinea, Nnamdi Azikiwe of Nigeria, Steve Biko etc etc taught us that we must have a unified vision for Africa.... And What better way to start that than to learn about other African cultures & identities...

I have travelled extensively in West Africa and you will be surprised how influential the Yoruba language is.

Jide I will say to you don't just concern yourself with issues about Nigeria, but have a vision for Africa.

Kwame Nkrumah said it well, "The Total emancipation of Ghana or any African state will be meaningless if not linked to the liberation of Africa".
  • Just Me
  • 6 Mar 2007, 11:39
@ Abi, I had the same feeling about you as Jide Ibitoye
until recently ... I agree one should have a wider perspective by having vision for Africa but I wonder why your sequence of being Continental Afrikan - 1st, Yoruba 2nd, and a Nigerian Last.

Me, I wonder o ... why not Continental Afrikan - 1st, a Nigerian 2nd, and Yoruba Last? I like the spirit though.
Photography by Abi: I am an African and can go anywhere in Africa and feel at home, be it among the Ndebele & Shona People of Zimbabwe,Zulu People of Azania,Amongst the Akan & Ewe people of Ghana, Mende & Wollof people of Sierra Leone & Gambia etc....It's all good.

Secondly, Yoruba is whom I am, it emcompasses a great culture,tradition of a Race of People that have managed to sustain its traditions and beliefs across the global...from Brazil to cuba, from Trinidad to Jamaica, Sierra Leone to Ghana, and don't let us forget America..

We even have Yoruba Villages in America & Carribeans.... Oyotunji Village in South Carolina is one such example.

Nigerian last because it just happens to be where they placed us yorubas...heehee..lol and gave us a name based on a Wife of a Lord that decided that we should all be called NIGER AREANS.... Oh well, I have never be to Niger area before oh......o.k o.k I am being stupid (but Being Nigerian only is a bit limited for me...I always inspire to be more.....who is this anyway I think I sabi dis persin well well....hmmm

And If you think why I have loads of Photographs of Ghana in my blog that is becuase since I have be shooting digital I have had more commissioned work to Ghana than anywhere esle.

But I will go anywhere
good angle
Lovely shot with great colors. Did you put that light at the end of his finger?
Photography by Abi: yes, I did...
  • mal
  • 6 Mar 2007, 20:12
It was a fantastic shot anyway Abi but just read your reply to Martin, Nice addition of the light. Great shot. Mal
Photography by Abi: sorry I don't understand
  • sk
  • 6 Mar 2007, 21:41
very nice shot, yes Kwame Nkrumah was a great man, who fought for the independence of Africa (not only Ghana). Happy independence day to all Ghanians. much love from ur naija brothers, we WILL still trash U in football, just u wait, we eat too much eba before the game LOL
Photography by Abi: yes o, we let them win the game only because of the independence...heehee...lol at least that is how I am going to tell the story....
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