Year Of Return: These Hollywood Celebs Celebrated Ghana At 62 With All Of Us

Last December, a number of Hollywood celebs came to Ghana as part of the Full Circle trip and in celebration of 400 years since the first slave ship landed on the shores of the United States.

See Also: Diggy Simmons Pays Touching Tribute To Ghana And Africa After His Recent Visit

Among those who visited Ghana were Diggy Simmons, Jidenna, Idris Elba, Boris Kodjoe, Anthony Anderson, Gabby Sidibe among others.

The trip was put together by Boris Kodjoe and the high flying international business executive Bozoma Saint-John.

Now it seems the Full Circle has paid off, these celebs have built some form of affinity towards Ghana and yesterday when we celebrated 62 years of Independence from British colonial rule, these celebs joined in on our celebrations.

Celebs including, Jidenna, Gabby Sidibe, Memphis Deepay and others took time to celebrate Ghana on their social media platforms…

Jidenna Nkrumah

 

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Ghana, I miss you! ❤️🙏🏽 #HappyIndependanceDay 🇬🇭

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Happy Independence Ghana #GhanaIndependence

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Superman may wear an S on his chest to show his greatness, but this Superwoman right here wears the BLACK STAR of GHANA to show hers!! 🇬🇭 🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭 . . . Formerly known as The Gold Coast due to its abundance of the precious metal, Ghana was named after the ancient Ghana Empire, which was located in the north of modern Ghana and between Rivers Senegal and Niger. Ghana holds a special place in pan-African history. The West African nation is revered as the first sub-Saharan country to gain independence and has traditionally been celebrated as the leader in African democracy and development. On 6 March 1957, Ghana, under the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah, gained independence from British rule, ending decades of white minority dominance. While Ghana’s independence is largely attributed to Nkrumah, the late pan-Africanist leader didn’t work alone. He was part of “The Big Six” leaders of Ghana, who in 1947 formed United Gold Coast Convention which campaigned for sovereignty. The five other leaders were Obestsebi-Lamptey, Dr. Ako-Adjei, Edward Akuffo Addo, J.B Danquah, and William Ofori Atta. Ghana played a central role in the decolonisation of Africa. The country’s independence was significant for the continent as it resembled the collective strength of the African spirit, and served as a precedent for many African countries to break free from the clutches of colonial rule. As the flag of the new nation was raised on March 6 1957, it symbolized victory and new beginnings. Designed by Theodosia Okoh, a Ghanaian stateswoman, teacher, and artist, the flag consists of three pan-African colours: red, yellow, and green. The red symbolizes the blood of the black Africans that was shed during the country’s struggle for independence. The yellow represents the country’s mineral wealth, while the green is a symbol of Ghana’s rich forests and vegetation. The star represents the lodestar of African freedom. #GodBlessOurHomeland #HappyIndependenceDayGhana #BlackStar #YearOfReturn #GhanaGirl #NzemaNamedFantiRaised

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#Ghana 62nd year of independence from the colonizers lol

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Now we can’t wait for December 2019 when the celebs will come back and party the Christmas and ring in the New Year with us!

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