This sought after festival finally arrived in Accra from the 15th of August to the 21st of August 2016. I’ve been looking forward to the festival since I discovered it in 2014. I took two tro-tros (a mini bus transport system) and a taxi to get to Jamestown, the old Accra. You could tell I was eager to see what Accra had to offer!

Once I saw the lighthouse, I knew that weโ€™d got to the right destination. The vibrancy, the colours,the artists and their work was just a burst of beauty on the old ruins of Jamestown.

It was amazing to see the innovative pieces on display, ย the many people appreciating the work ย of the aritists and the pride of the respective atists at the event.

To end the saga, there was live music and a wide range of food to buy. I bought my favourite of course, chichinga (spicy kebabs)!

Chalewote is definitely an event that shouldn’t be missed!








Tiffany Afia