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Missed Afrochella 2019 In Ghana? Here’s A Recap

By Parker Diakite

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Food. Art. Culture. Music. Fashion. Good Vibes. These are the seven words that sum up one of Ghana’s most Afrocentric festivals.

Inside Accra’s El Wak Sports Stadium, thousands of people from all over the world gathered to celebrate Black culture.

Photo via: Parker Diakite

Outside of the main stage were food vendors selling jerk chicken fried rice, plantains, fresh ginger, and freshly-squeeze juices.

Once inside, artists set up interactive exhibitions for festival-goers to admire their artwork and pose for pictures.

Art Exhibit. Photo via: Parker Diakite

This year’s performances featured musical artists Sarkodie, Samini, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, and others across the African diaspora.

Among those in attendance were Nigerian-American musical artist Jidenna, Actor Boris Kodjoe, and Love and Hip-Hop New York’s own Yandy Smith-Harris.

Yandy Smith-Harris. Photo via: Parker Diakite

A Fashionable Affair

Aside from the performances, one thing that stood out was the fashion.

Travel Noire spoke to festival attendees to hear more about what inspired their looks.

Erwan from Paris, France said his look was inspired by his parents who are Togolese, Ghanaian, and Senegalese.

Photo via: Parker Diakite

Adanna from Maryland told Travel Noire said she went for this look because its colors are bold and pretty: just like Afrochella.

Photo via: Parker Diakite

Renai from The Bronx said her outfit was inspired by African prints and Indie vibes

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A group of friends from Amsterdam decided to match in traditional prints.

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