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Vlog: Chieftaincy in Ghana - time for modernisation or time for an end?

Although on the surface it seems Ghana's archaic chieftaincy structures have survived colonialism and are still celebrated and revered in modern times, I did not realise how much influence neighbouring tribes and British rule have had on the institution.

Star 100 UK's seminar: 'Tribes: Chieftaincy in Ghana' brought together four speakers representing the Akans, GaDangmes, Ewes and Northerners to shed some light on the intricacies of this much-celebrated institution.
Jamestown chieftaincy According to Her Royal Highness (HRH) Queen Mother Naa Tsotsoo Soyoo I, the current chieftaincy tradition used among the GaDangme people was adopted from the Akans. She also explained that enstoolment of the chiefs in Jamestown was decided by the British who governed the Jamestown area - hence the English name. 
Ghana and the Levites During the seminar, the strong connection between the Hebrews and Ga people was also touched upon - something that people have alluded to me many times. Accord…

An interview with TV director Kwame Boadi on his foray into feature films