Ghanaians kissing in public? Since When?

I was born in Ghana, raised in Ghana and I currently live in Ghana. I'm used to seeing people kissing in public but not in Ghana. Recently at the beach, I saw this couple giving it a go. I was surprised. What surprised me even more was the fact that I was surprised. I also noticed nobody really paid attention to them. Are Ghanaians now used to kissing in public? Am I stuck back in time? Funny how they chose to stand by a canoe that says "noko ye dzen" which means" There are strange things in this world". I can hear my grandmother saying that if she ever saw this couple kissing in public.

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Waoh. This is my first time of seeing a thing like this.
Nana said…
Lol, I loooove kissing in public and public displays of affection in general. If I am with someone and fancy kissing them why wait till I get indoors. It's a bit more exciting to kiss in public too.
Anonymous said…
Aaaaawwwwww......
Anonymous said…
Aww. How cute. Not only is he kissing her, he is also copping a feel. Nice
@ Oluniyi - It's good to know I'm not alone.

@ Nana -Personally, I think public display of affection is great. It's just that I'm not used to seeing people kiss on the streets of Accra. It's just not Ghanaian... but culture is dynamic so may be we are here now.

@ Anon- Times have changed haven't they?
Oh, it is very common in Ghana these days... especially on the beaches, I've seen it being done a couple of times!
Plss... it is very common these days, especially on the beaches in Accra. I've seen it being done a couple of times...
It is very common these days, especially on the beaches in Accra. I've seen it being done a couple of times...
Anonymous said…
PDA is certainly something unheard of in African cities... times are changing... enjoy, there's still more to come... ;-)
Teddy said…
Times changing. I remember back in '97 or so I was in Ghana with my girlfriend at the time and, coming from Europe, that was pretty normal. So my dad pulls me aside one day and says to me in conversation that Ghana is not ready for that. And he meant it so innocently.

A great capture, Nana.
@ The African Princess - I'm glad you are not surprised. I looked at your profile and noticed you are a generation younger. This for me is clear indication that your Ghana is quite different from mine or Teddy's or Davids or Anon's.

The point isn't that we are old school. The point is that, Ghana is really changing fast and as Anon said, "there is still more to come".
Teddy, '97 is already 12 years ago. So not only has times changed but time also really flies. WOW.
Wow, I'm surprised too!;-)
wow I may be the youngest person to comment on here and I haven't been in GH since '03...but I'm definitely surprised! Great find, the quote on the boat is also very telling.
Anonymous said…
I had the same reaction...but I'm also tickled at how they are enjoying each other meanwhile the bola is right behind them...:-) That's so cute!
This is what blogging is all about, observations with some brief support and a funny twist leading to a discussion and greater knowledge. Ayekoo. (love the pic!)
Michael said…
...Sunset Beach..? or Bola Beach...? well they do have the kissing scene spot on!! Interesting capture, looks like an artist's impression of the departing kiss of a lover sailing into the mysterious unknown... (is that an NDC flag? ei on some "ecomini" trip! lol!)
enyonam said…
Wow!! Talk about capturing a great shot..
I happened to see a Ghanaian couple at it the last time i went shopping at the Accra Mall. They look so cute together but, I must ask this question:
Of all the places on the beach, why did they have to choose a spot so close to the refuse dump to make out? Eye Asem ooo...

I guess this is what globalisation and the effects of cultural imperialism in terms of a dominant Western culture can do..

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