Most people know by now that chale wote is a Ga phrase which means “let’s go friend”. Well after six editions so far, I’ll be surprised if you didn’t, …more so if you have never headed the literal invitation that the name of the 12 day festival of arts and culture gives.( You’ve been missing out since!)

This event takes place anually in the very heart of Accra Ghana( the hub being the area around post office through to the Ussher fort, James fort prison and Jamestown). The 2019 edition of chale wote was dubbed pidgin imaginarium, started on the 14th to the 24th August.

The event showcased a variety of arts from films to music,to the colourful paintings, graffiti and murals, as well as concerts, games, masquerade parade etc.

Wading through the crowds that had come to partake in the festivities, the streets of Accra warmed it’s guests, up to our local drinks and dishes, and our very own culture…one thing is clear; this festival has come to stay, too bad for those who could not attend but, we’re giving you a peep of some wonderful moments.

So next year, mark that time on your calendar, to do list, etc, when that cool friend says ” let’s go friend!”, don’t miss out, “chale baaho wote, kaa fe dull …(Friend, come on, let’s go, don’t be dull😉)”

And oh, always have a 1 cedi note in your pocket, you never know who you are taking a photograph of !

 

No comments.. but they were there some
Africa Inspired
Kenkey represented big time !
We even met our Auntie

Chale wote without this man? not possible ! quite a popular figure
They did remind us of a particular movie directed by Mel Gibson

 

The Big Six perhaps..
What is Jamestown without Boxing?
Promising Young Boxers
Street Chess Championship
Fully representing Chale Wote
Citi Tv and Fm brought the Ga Music Vibes

 

We met Mr Gyedu Blay Ambolley
For the Love of AirtelTigo

#ENDTEENPREGNACY , A very important message
Yes, we met them
We Love Asphalt brought basketball to the community

 

u see that number? call for your plan

 

In the spirit of “Homowo”

A room dedicated to Thomas Sankara

Writers: Elizabeth Otoo & Anane

Photos taken with Techno Spark 3

Photo credit – Emmanuel Kena Duodu

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