*If you missed Parts I, II and III in our Travel Diaries series, check out ‘Homecoming’ , our trip to the Twenedurase Caves and even more adventures in ‘Boti’s Water(less) Falls, Shiny’s dancing, tilapia and more…’
Lens on… is a new photo series inspired by our reporters journeys to areas less traveled in West Africa. Through these photos, you will meet individuals who reflect the diversity found within our shared culture and experiences. Their personal testimonies exhibit their passion for their everyday life which demonstrates their ability to be extraordinary in a not so ordinary world.
Eric Tenkorang holds down his practice as a computer engineer while managing JAYS Lodge, an afro-rustic, eco-friendly getaway in Kwahu-Obo, and AirJAYS, Ghana’s 1st commercial zip line and privately-owned canopy walkway.
After attending university in Paris and pursuing his own adventures, the 49-year old Tenkorang says he always knew he’d return home to Accra to help change the way people see and experience Ghana.
Video: Selase Kove- Seyram / @selasekove
Somewhere along the Kanda highway is a concrete wall covered by a multiplicity of hues, and Ghana’s past and present. The intricate brushstrokes of violet and white that form Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah’s gentle smile oftentimes catches the attention of those strolling by, who then stop for a few minutes to take in more of the patriotic artwork: cocoa pods, barrels of oil and a funky calligraphed ‘freedom’.
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo (@OluObasanjo) is this year’s Africa Food Prize panel chairperson. In this video, he offers advice to young farmers looking to set out on a path of innovation and shares his thoughts on the importance of leadership in securing the change, and how he envisions the future of farming.
Video courtesy of Selase Kove-Seyram
With 200 million hectares, sub-Saharan Africa is home to nearly half the world’s uncultivated land, land that could be used for resilient agricultural practices. But locally, farmers are faced with many environmental challenges preventing them from cultivating these lands. In eastern and southern parts of the continent, farmers are experiencing changes in rainfall patterns as a result of climate change. Soil is becoming depleted and many farmers are unable to afford fertilizers to treat their crops.
After 4 years of running Fashion Week on the campus of the KNUST, curators from Ayo A Ghana felt it was time to pay homage to the Ashanti monarchy and its rich, indigenous aesthetics, old and new, on a bigger scale. Together with ICommerce Events, they brought to the city of Kumasi bold prints, clean cuts, flirty forms and street couture for the first ever edition of Kumasi Fashion Week.