Ghanaian Afrodancehall commandant, Stonebwoy has finally publicise the tittle of his yet to be released album.
The tittle “Anloga Junction” even though has become so new to Ghanians after many had anticipated a rumoured tittle “Ewe Boy”.
Stonebwoy who have had more than enough international endorsements as a musician on his yet to be released album seeks to broadcast his native town to the world and the album tittle is enough to discern such.
At this juncture, Stonebwoy is on a mission not to only entertain his followers but to give them an insightful knowledge about his native town ‘anloga’.
It is expected that, the album will carry a message about the ewes, detailing their culture and tradition so as to mention various tourist centres in the Volta Region.
This would boost tourist revenues as many would love to explore more after listening to the album.
SHORT HISTORY ABOUT THE ANLOS
Anloga became the traditional and ritual capital of the Anlo Ewe in the seventeenth century after they migrated to the Keta Lagoon area from Notsie in Togo.
Following the Anlo-Danish War, the Dane built Fort Prinzenstein at Keta in 1784. However their efforts to exert any power beyond the range of the guns located in the fort proved to be ineffective. In June 1790 a Danish official was killed in Keta. Lacking any effective military forces the Danes hired the Anloga to punish the Keta.
Initially the Anloga and Keta agreed to stage a battle after which the Anloga would burn a few Keta houses and then share the money provided by the Danes. But the mock fight somehow turned into a real battle, leaving a legacy of enmity between Anloga and Keta. This substantially weakened the Anlo people.
In 1850 Fort Prinzenstein was sold to the British, however it took them another twenty five years to integrate towns like Anloga into their colony which they called the Gold Coast colony.
Tourist Attraction In the Volta Region.
Quick fun fact: Wli waterfalls is the tallest waterfall in all of West Africa! You have to descend about 250 steps to see the waterfall from below where the fall looks the most beautiful. You will get lost at the sight of fascinating waters splashing in white on the ground right before you before finally flowing away, leaving you astounded and dazzled.
Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary
The people of Tafi Atome have a unique way of treating their monkeys. The monkeys are deeply revered by these people because of the traditional significance that is attached to the monkeys. In fact, these people hold funeral rites for dead monkeys before finally burying them in a cemetery that was built for the sole purpose of of keeping dead monkeys. Now, the monkeys are so free with the people so much that they eat from the hands of the people. The Mona monkey is the most prominent monkey species here.
Mount Afadjato And Mount Gemi
Pay a visit to the tallest mountain in all of Ghana, rising to a height of 885 meters into the skies. The second tallest mountain, Mount Gemi is 611meter tall. Mount Afadjato is located very close to Gbledi and Liati Wote near the borders of Togo while Mount Gemi is located at the Amedzofe township.
SOCIETY AND CULTURE
The Ewe people are a patrilineal people who live in villages that contain lineages. Each lineage is headed by the male elder. The male ancestors have Ewe are revered, and traditionally, families can trace male ancestors. The land owned by an Ewe family is considered an ancestral gift, and they do not sell this gift.
Ewe people are notable for their fierce independence and have lacked group identity, and they have never supported a concentration of power within a village or through a large state. Village decisions have been made by a collection of elders, and they have refused to politically support strong kings, after their experience with the 17th century powerful despot named Agokoli of Notse. This has led to a lack of state, and their inability to respond to jihads and wars that followed in and after 18th century. In regional matters, the chief traditional priest has been the primary power.
In contemporary times, the Ewes have attempted to connect and build a common culture and language-driven identity across the three countries where they are commonly found.
While patrilineal, the Ewe women are traditionally the major merchants and traders, both at wholesale and retail level. Most shops and transactions are solely managed by women, and this include groceries to textiles.
(part of this article was extracted from wikipedia)