The trip to Ghana was an eye-opening experience for Osei, “I am ashamed to say this, I had a purely American or westernized version of what Africa was supposed to be like. Africa is not that version you see on TV, starving children and people living in mud huts. Accra is a pretty developed city and things do happen.”
Kaki and Sampson were dating for a few years before Kaki moved to the UK, where she works as a nurse. Before the World Health Organisation reported cases of COVID-19 in parts of the world at the beginning of the year, the two had plans of getting married in June 2020. They were making preparations. Kaki will return to Ghana for the wedding, after which her husband will join her in the UK to start a new life together.
Later did she know the pandemic was going to be a test of her faith. When borders were closed for months…
“Fulani Overflow” were the first words a man said to me when I arrived in the area. There have been times the lake overflow when rains, “but this one we haven’t seen before,” says another man.
I was cycling when a motorcyclist coming in my direction told me about the flooding in the area. I wondered why he told me. Perhaps he has seen me go to the lake many times to make photographs. I have been photographing my neighbourhood lately. Playing loud music from my speakers while cycling, perhaps I’m getting noticed.
Arriving at the lakeside, a woman shouted, “4 more for Nana”, with her four fingers in the air. Like everyone else gathered at the scene, I laughed and started to make these photographs.
Demolition in parts for the James Town community continues on May 21st, 2020 to make way for a multi-million dollar fishing port, a grant from the Chinese Government. Some displaced residents claim they received no prior notification. While some hope for compensation for their loss. May 21st, 2020. Accra, Ghana.
Dancing is intimate.
The presences of Emotions and movement are evident in dancing. The bodies move to the music, the physical and emotional connection between two people. Be it, familiar people or strangers. Dancing has away of connecting two bodies and this can clearly be seen in salsa.
Photographs from a dance session at Afrikiko, Accra.
On 3rd January 2020, I went to witness for the first time a football game at the Accra Sports Stadium. This was during the Capital Plus Premier League.
A game between Kumasi Asante Kotoko FC and Legon Cities FC (formally known as Wa All-Stars FC).
The passionate fans of the Asante Kotoko FC got my attention. They were in their numbers screaming, jumping and singing as one. Beating their chests and cheering the team.
The team lost to a goal in the first half of the game. …