Congratulations once again to Accra [dot] Alt and the French Embassy for making it happen this year too. Too many people wanted to piss on the event but they didn't succeed. Art in Ghana is seeing a renaissance and nothing can stop it; not even the proverbial iceberg that sunk the Titanic.
|Kwabena Danso and all the artists who did these graffitis on the wall surely deserve some award.|
|I don't know who this guy is, but he obviously couldn't read the graffiti on the wall :)|
|If you're scared of kaakaamotobi(masquerades), then this was the wrong place to be|
I received an email from a good source, telling me there was going to be some blue men from France known as Generik Vapeur, coming to perform with barrels and a live band. That was a good bait.
|If you have your binoculars and can zoom in, you'd see Nyani Quarmyne and his family chilling down there|
|I thought he was one of the bluemen but it turned out his name was Bond. James Bond.|
|This guy's bike was on a bench. You can't see it in the silhouette. Sorry.|
At that moment, I felt like the biggest fool in the world. How on earth do you shoot for 30 minutes without chimping? This is 2012, not 1945!
The crazy rider made me remember every single reason Nyani has given me for why one should not ride a motorbike in Accra.
|This drama group had a performance on Biometric Registration. Bibi Brew was in the backgrounds|
|And she popped up here too, right behind this woman who danced to Amandzeba's "wo gbe djeke".|
|You thought M.J. was dead right? Apparently he's popped up in Africa and is now black again.|
The beautiful thing about photography is how well advanced and developed a language it is. There we were, three different photographers with three very distinctive styles.
Honestly, I don’t think I did justice to this year’s festival. I had little energy to keep going up and down the Accra High Street like a Fanti ghost in dilemma but I did the best I could under the circumstances.
Thanks for reading and have a great week and remember, it's okay to slow down sometimes.