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Ghanaian ‘Day Names’ in Dagbani

There are over a 100 ethnic groups in Ghana, and all take pride in naming children. Most names have interesting meaning. An example is Niendoo in Dagbani which translates “old man”, and means the incarnation of a great-grandfather. Another is Bangaham, which means “those who choose”, a short proverb. Most cultural groups also name children depending on the day of the week they are born. The Dagomba culture is no different. The names are unisex in Dagbani and compiled below; Mine is Lamihi, what’s yours? 2,437 total views, 75 views today  

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Today’s Featured Music From Ghana

Ghanaian music from the Northern Region is gaining more grounds everyday and it’s great that these artists are able to project culture through modern music. I particularly like these videos because they are not over the top with cars, types of cigarette they’re smoking, half-naked female models, type of champagne they drinking, etc. Instead these 2 videos focus on repping tradition and depict normal surroundings in Tamale, which is reality. The lyrics do not marginalize women either, it does the opposite. Sherifa Gunu Salamatu Israhim – Tamale ft Sharifa Gugu   23,948 total views, 137 views today  

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Ghanaian Song of The Week (in Dagbani): Don Sigli – Dicheko Bang

Yes, I know I have been MIA for a while. It’s been a packed couple of months, however, since I want to keep this blog alive, I’ll start posting weekly on topics that don’t require much writing, at least till I’m able to free up some time to blog frequently. I come from Ghana and there are several ethic groups in Ghana (over a 100 to be exact), and as a result I’m a Dagomba! Dagombas are an ethnic group of the Kingdom of Dagbon (mainly in the Northern Region of Ghana) in the sparse savanna region below the sahelian belt, known as ...

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