Experience The Beauty of Ghana, According To Bozoma Saint John
By Rachel George
The Year of the Return is Ghana’s campaign, declared by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, encouraging African descendants to come home to the Motherland. Involved in the campaign are celebs like Boris Kodjoe, Gabby Sidibe, Jidenna, Steve Harvey and Bozoma Saint John.
Recently, Saint John documented her trip home to Ghana, sharing local hotspots, partying with Kofi Siriboe, and dining with royalty in fashionable threads.
Check out Bozoma experiencing the beauty of Ghana below.
Visit the Independence Square.
Also known as Black Star Square, this monumental area is located in Accra and was commissioned for construction in 1957, the same year Ghana gained its independence. The Black Star Gate, the second-largest independence square in the world, symbolizes the essence of the people in Ghana. Normally empty, this huge square open to the public and now hosts special celebrations such as military parades, concerts, occasional fashion shows, and national festivals. It is also known as a memorial of the Unknown Solider.
Gather Amongst Royalty at the Presidential Palace.
She was honored to be sitting in the presence of black excellence and the next generation of changemakers at the Jubilee House, the presidential palace and residence of President Nana Akufo-Addo. Bozoma also met with Ghanaian basketball executive 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐬 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐚𝐡-𝐁𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮, who plans to establish a professional basketball league in Ghana under the African Basketball league and music exec and label owner Tunde Balogun, helping to advance black industry executives.
Savor the best Ghanaian Jollof and Chocolate.
Bozoma was “shooketh” after she fell in love with the Ghanian Jollof, made with quinoa at a catered dinner. It was prepared by entrepreneur Femi Adetola of Madame Butterfly, an Asian-fusion restaurant in Accra. She also enjoyed chocolate from the best chocolate makers in Ghana, Bioko Treats.
Get Pampered and Polished at Polish’d Nail & Beauty Bar.
Bozoma spent her self-care Sunday getting in a quick workout, followed by some pampering at Polish’d Nail & Beauty Bar for a pedicure.
Learn Adowa Dance.
This was her first return to Akwamu after being crowned as the Odupomma (Queen) of Akwamu, accompanied by activist Colin Kapernick. The pair celebrated Queen Mother’s 55-year reign, amongst family and friends performing Adowa dance, created for people to express themselves using their hands and feet in costume.