Good Morning Accra!
Ghana demonstrates a reality that is awkwardly still commonly ignored in the media image of Africa.
Based on democratic elections, a growing economy, promising yet another boost with the recent discovery of oil sources off it's coast and the constant rising number of tourists, this country is gaining a leading position in Westafrica.
An atmosphere of change that is noticeable in Ghana's capital Accra.
Yet where exactly is the journey heading?
This feature portrays local creatives; cultural producers, artists and performers.
Where does your country stand?
Where are you heading, which are your ambitions? Do you feel as beeing part of a so called new Africa? Are there ways and strategies for you to contribute in shaping the future?
Nicolas Wayo, 34 is an commercial artist using a large variety of techniques. He holds workshops for Students travelling from the US and Europe to learn his techniques in billboard painting.
Accra-based Spoken-Word Artist,Poet and Lyricist, Percy Mutombo has earned his stripes as a captivating performer over the years, his current album has been released by Pidgen Music Entertainement
Reggie Rockstone, returned from NYC to Accra in 1994 and pioneered the Hip-Life movement, a uniquely African music genre in Ghana's capital Accra.
Rockstone raps in Twi, Pidgin English and English. His Lyrics focus on social and political themes.
20-year-old Benedicta Tweneboah represented Ghana 2009 at the african supermodel competition, Face of Africa. She's dressed in a robe from empress collection, a fashion designer based in Accra.
Kay-Ara, 19 raps his lyrics in local Pidgin English. "It's not difficult to break through with music here, if you have a good song that people can dance to, you pay the DJ 1000 Cedi (7US$) and he plays it". His sound engineer, Roger prefers Coldplay and Linkin Park.
The young ivorian fashion designer Fomeya studied in Paris, returned to Abidjan and finally settled in Accra where she features her authentic work in Accra's swanky Osu area.
Accra-based Spoken-Word Artist,Poet and Lyricist, Percy Mutombo in his home. The performer has his current album released by Pidgen Music Entertainement.
Mutombo, a spoken word artist with a friend in the house of Producer Panji Anoff a melting pot for artists in Accra, here they can record their music, write lyrics and network with other muscians.
Opening Night of the High Vibes Festival in Reggie Rockstone's Office, one of the hottest clubs amongst the young and young at heart.
Robbie, 27 completing his daily workout at the outdoor Power Ranger Gym in Tema, a seaport 15 miles outside Accra. Every single piece of exercise equipment is of the gym members own making.
Daily workout at Macho Rappers outdoor Power Ranger Gym in Tema. Every single piece of exercise equipment is of the gym members own making.
Underground lyricist and Bodybuilder Macho Rapper, also known as the Hiplife Bouncer walking his hood in T.M.A.
Underground Lyricist Macho Rapper and his Boys build the Power Ranger Gym in Tema, Accra 15 years ago. All equipment is handmade.
Daily training at the Power Ranger Gym, a place Lyricist and Bodybuilder Macho Rapper build with his friends.