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Happy Independence Day to GHANA!

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Yesterday, March 6th, was Ghana’s Independence Day!

The Republic of Ghana, located in West Africa, borders Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. The word Ghana means “Warrior King and derives from the Ghana Empire.

The Gold Coast achieved independence from the United Kingdom on March 6th, 1957, becoming the first sub-Saharan African nation to do so and the name Ghana was chosen for the new nation to reflect the ancient Empire of Ghana, which once extended throughout much of west Africa.

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Some of Ghana’s notable celebs…

Actress – Nadia Buari

Nadia got her first acting gig on Ghanaian national television with the TV series Games People Play in late 2005. Her first major film was Mummy’s Daughter, after which she starred in Beyonce: The President’s Daughter. Her role as Beyonce was her major breakthrough. She has starred in over 20 movies

Actor – Van Vicker

Van Vicker started out in the entertainment world in radio and as a television personality for Metropolitan Television (Metro TV). In 2003, Vicker appeared in the Ghanaian television series, Suncity, which depicted university life. Van was cast in his first film Divine Love as a supporting character and this led to him being cast as lead in numerous Nollywood & Gollywood movies.

Comedian – Michael Blackson

Having been inspired by the comedy styling of Eddie Murphy, Michael Blackson developed his comedic talent in the unkind comedy clubs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania beginning in 1992. Michael moved up the acting ladder with his performance in the 2000 comedy film by Ice Cube, Next Friday, Repos with Master P, several other movies and most recently, My American Nurse 2. From 2000 – 2008, he performed on the BET ComicView Grandstand Competition.

Musician – Koby Maxwell

Koby is a gifted bass player, singer/songwriter, lyricist and composer who brings a unique music mix blended with a taste of Europe, a twist of America and a squeeze of Africa. Koby has shared the stage with the prestigious artists like Nancy Wilson, Chaka Khan and Dionne Warwick. In august, 2006he performed at Reggae On The River and shared the stage with Reggae superstar Sean Paul, Barrington Levy, Sanchez, Ziggy and Stephen Marley, Bunny Wailer and Farther of Afrikan music, Salif Keita. He also gained additional recognition as a key performer in Detroit’s 21st African World Festival.

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Muah & ♥ ya for it!

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  • Allegro D

    gal, please huk a sista up Van Vicker is too hottttt

  • Moimadreamer7

    i really loved nadia buari she really good at acting there was one movie that i hated her in because she was really mean in the movie beyonce but she did a good job in that movie. Also is she mix because my grandmother kind of looks like her.