On April 27, 1972, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana and a great Pan-Africanist died in Bucharest, Romania after six years in exile in Guinea far away from his birthplace of Nkroful at the age of 62. Dr Kwame Nkrumah, arguably one of Africa’s greatest and finest sons, was pivotal in the establishment … Read more
If you’re of the view that photoshoot is something new then you’re wrong because it has been there for many years. Even the first president of Ghana, Dr Kwame Nkrumah had various photoshoot sessions with photographers during his reign. READ ALSO: PHOTOS: Lady Tattoos ‘HIV+’ On Her Privates To Announce She’s HIV Positive In a … Read more
According to Highlife Legend Amanzeba Nat Brew, the late Dr Kwame Nkrumah cannot be compared to any other black man who did tremendously well for their people and made a worldwide impact. READ ALSO: Chairman Kwame Sefa Kayi ‘Marks’ The NPP Government Out Of 10 — See What Score He Handed Them In an interview … Read more
Today, September 21, 2018, happens to be the birthday of the first President of Ghana, Dr Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah and it’s a public holiday (Founder’s Day). Ghanacelebrities.com has been following Ghanaian celebrities on the social media and trust you me, they are lightening up social media with all the cute and beautiful photos.
21st of September, the birthday of Kwame Nkrumah, is set aside every year for the celebration of Founder’s Day. The day is to celebrate Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah and his contributions to the founding of this country.
Contrary to the account that Ghana’s former Vice President, Mr Amissah Arthur collapsed at the Airforce Gym and died upon arrival at the 37 Military Hospital, a self-acclaimed ‘man of God’, Prophet Reindolph Oduro Gyebi has disclosed what actually killed the former Vice President. The General Overseer Of God’s Crown Chapel has said that Mr Amissah Arthur was killed by a generational curse.
The President’s 58th birthday was never going to be complete without a message from his beloved daughter Mzbel, and that message can be read here. The controversial singer, who has thrown her lot firmly behind President Mahama for this election, penned a message to the first gentleman of the land.
The leader of Ghana’s independence struggle, Kwame Nkrumah, was a skilled orator and visionary leader whose natural charisma was pretty substantial. To achieve what Nkrumah did in achieving Independence, against the dual opposition of the British and his less eager UGCC foes needed someone able to massively mobilise people just based on their presence.
Yet when looking at all the leaders Ghana has ever had, there’s one who would rival Nkrumah for charisma, and surpass him with flowery oratory – the one person who spent more time in office than any other as head of state of Ghana.
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was not only a brave Ghanaian politician, he was a scholar and a wheel of change. His political ideas and transformations went beyond the shores of Ghana–and saw the need to extend helping hands to others, especially other African countries as the right cause of action for the liberation of the African continent.
As a freedom fighter and a key player in the struggle for Independence for Gold Coast, now Ghana, we literally owe our freedoms and existence partly to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
Beyond freedoms, it was under his rule that some of the biggest and still cherished developmental projects such as the Akosombo dam took place.
Of course, Nkrumah was a unique hero–but he had his bad sides, something most people do not have a single idea about. He committed certain horrendous atrocities against his own political friends–and those who stood as his critics or against his ideological directions.
Sensible and rational Ghanaians are largely in agreement on this point, and these are not matters of partisan import, but matters of fact- John Dramani Mahama is a sh*tty President. There are those entrenched in their party positions either way, who would enter this argument not based on facts, but on prior sentiment. But you don’t need a partisan position to make this argument, because the facts would support the premise.
Another scion of the Nkrumah family is taking steps towards running for the highest office of the land. Samia Yaaba Nkrumah, daughter of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, has declared an intention to run for President of Ghana. Samia becomes the second Nkrumah to make her intentions to run for President known, after Onsy Nkrumah made … Read more
Dr Onsy Nkrumah, a self proclaimed son of Ghana’s first president Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, has announced that he’s planning a run for the Ghana presidency in the next elections. Onsy claims to be a long lost son of Ghana’s first president, and although he has been accepted by most of the Nkrumah family in … Read more
Dr. J B Danquah died at Nsawam Prison on 4th February—and this year marks the 50th anniversary of this sad event.
If you are wondering why he died in a prison, Dr. Joseph Boakye Danquah was arrested and detained by his former good friend-Dr. Kwame Nkrumah who was then the president of Ghana under his Preventive Detention Act (PDA).
J. B Danquah died after 13 months of being kept in prison—but before that and on his 4th month in prison, he wrote a letter to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah begging for a release.
Today, excerpts of this letter has been released by Danquah Institute (DI), a think tank founded by Gabby Asare Otchere Darko in J. B Danquah’s name and to keep his vision alive.
Read the letter below….
Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, P.C., LL.D., etc.,
President of the Republic of Ghana,
Flagstaff House, Accra.
Dear Dr. Nkrumah,
I am tired of being in prison on preventive detention with no opportunity to make an original or any contribution to the progress and development of the country, and I therefore respectfully write to beg, and appeal to you to make an order for my release and return home.
I am anxious to resume my contribution to the progress and development of Ghana in the field of Ghanaian literature (Twi and English), and in Ghana Research (History and Culture), and I am anxious also to establish my wife and children in a home, to develop the education of my children (ten of them) and to restore my parental home at Kibi (Yiadom House) to a respectable dignity, worthy of my late father’s own contribution to the progress of our country.
You will recall that when in 1948 we were arrested by the British Government and sent to the North for detention they treated us as gentlemen, not as galley slaves, and provided each of us with a furnished bungalow (two or three rooms) with a garden, together with opportunity for reading and writing. In fact, I took with me my typewriter and papers for the purpose, and Ako Adjei also did the same, and there was ample opportunity for correspondence.
Here at Nsawam, for the four months of my detention up to date (8th January to 9th May 1964), I have not been allowed access to my books and papers, except the Bible, and although I was told in January that my application to write to my wife, Mrs Elizabeth Danquah, could be considered if I addressed a letter to the Minister of the Interior, through the Director of Prisons, I have not, for over three months, since I wrote to the Minister as directed on the 31st January 1964, received any reply, not even a common acknowledgment from the Minister as to whether I should be allowed to write to my wife or not. As I had no opportunity to make any financial provision for my wife and children at the time of my arrest, this delay in the Minister’s reply has made it impossible for me to contribute to the progress and maintenance of my wife and also for the education of my children as is my duty to the nation.
The Award winning duo- Stone and Kunta (Bradaz) have released a new single featuring Ghana’s HipHop finest-D-Black and Dr. Kwame Nkrumah called ‘Me Do Me Ghana‘. As the 2012 General Election approaches, I guess we need more of such patriotic songs to remind us of how blessed we are to be Ghanaians… Listen to the … Read more