They say the first million is the hardest.

I wouldn’t know, because I haven’t made a million dollars (yet). However, I have been writing Life in Kumasi for a year now, and I’ll tell you this much – it was not easy, but it was so, so worth it.


Life in Kumasi launched last year, 24th of December 2013, as a blog project to catalogue and spread far the awesomeness of Kumasi, the cultural heart of Ghana.

It has been an exciting journey, I have met amazing people as a result of this blog, and Life in Kumasi has been accepted as a much needed and appreciated work for our time.
Life in Kumasi is here to stay, and by the grace of God it’s only going to get bigger. This year, we received funding from the Ghana Danish Cultural Fund, which is a validation of this project. The blog post 8 English Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Kumasi took off in a dramatic way that I would never have expected, and was reposted on most of the top websites in Ghana. Sianos and non-Sianos alike appreciated the translation of daily Ghanaian life from the street to the internet.

We have many exciting additions lined up for the blog starting January 2015. It would not be an exaggeration to ask you to prepare for your jaw to drop and your mind to be blown.

Ghana is going through tough times. So if you want something to get mad about, go read a news site. And when you get some angst out of your system and you’re ready to smile and celebrate beautiful Ghanaian culture brewed in a Siano pot, come on over to Life in Kumasi. We have cookies.

Happy birthday to us. Please share this post with your friends to help spread the word aboutLife in Kumasi. Thank you.

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