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Experience The Beauty of Ghana, According To Bozoma Saint John

By Rachel George

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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.

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It’s always an honor to be in the presence of this honorable man, His Excellency, The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo @nakufoaddo at Jubilee House, the seat of The Presidency. He’s inspired all of us in the diaspora to work towards a greater African connection, because until Africa is respected, no African descendant will be respected. He declared to the United Nations that this would be the Year Of Return, so we must all do our part to ensure the vibrancy of this great continent for ALL DESCENDANTS EVERYWHERE. I’m so proud of great descendants who are truly making us proud in the diaspora and leading change: @popsmbonsu who is the example that 1 person can be the change— he doesn’t want to be the last Ghanaian to play in the @nba so he’s set up camps in Accra in these past few days to pass the torch, alongside John Manyo-Plange who leads strategy for the NBA in Africa. I’m also so proud of WME client and friend @tundetun who is making his mark in entertainment, and is going to peppeh the continent at the end of the year with his music artists. I made sure that my assistant, @nimotalaiganiyu could join the meeting because she is the next generation of powerful descendants who will change the world! This historic audience with The President on an important day (Aug 20!) couldn’t have been possible without the one who makes the office tick… Saratu Atta @babyatta , whom I affectionately call Auntie Baby! My heart is so full of gratitude and purpose ❤️🇬🇭 #BlackStars #YearOfReturn #FullCircleFestival #AfricaToTheWorld #MakeWAVs #WeAreAfricans #DaughterOfTheSoil Custom suit by @dmaxsi @theaconceptbyafuasam; glam by @mzl4wson

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 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.

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