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Wow, Amazing pictures of Ghana some several years back.

 Here are some vintage photos of how things, places and people looked in Ghana from back in the days.

Our parents are really right when they whatever we are doing today, has been done ages before.
See them below.
Photos courtesy GoldCoastGhana Instagram page.

Arthur Wharton – First Black Professional Association Football Player In The World

Arthur Wharton was born in Jamestown, Gold Coast in 1885 to a Fante mother and a half-Grenadian, half-Scottish father. He was considered to be the first black professional association football player in the world.

Nana Prempeh II – Asantehene And An English Governor

Nana Prempeh II, Asantehene and the English governor at the reinstatement of the Asante dynasty in Kumasi, Ghana,1935.

Old Star Beer Advert

One of the first Star Beer adverts in a Ghanaian newspaper.


J.J. Rawlings’ heroic welcome in 1979.

Fan Ice Advert

A Fan Ice advertisement from the Ghanaian edition of the South African based DRUM Magazine, August 1969 issue.

The Black Stars

The Black stars , From(L-R) Robert Hammond, Yaw Sam, Dan Oppong, Karim Abdul Razak, and Thunder Anas celebrating a goal during the final match of the African cup of nations tournament played in Accra, 1978. Ghana beat Uganda 2-0 to win the cup for the third time. Ghanaian midfielder Karim Abdul Razak was also named African footballer of the year 1978.

Goldcoast And Togoland Became Ghana

On 6th March 1957, the Gold Coast and TransVolta Togoland became one nation. Photo by Corbis

Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant

Miss Ghana beauty contest, 1957.

Independence Celebrations

Independence celebrations, Ghana, 1957.


A voter receives a ballot paper from a polling assistant at the Kumbungu polling station in the Northern Territories, 17th July, 1956.

Transportation, 1950’s

A trotro in Accra, Ghana. Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1953.

Asantehene’s Palace

Asantene’s palace in the 1950’s.

Asantehene’s Rolls Royce

Asantehene’s Rolls Royce. © James Barnor


James Barnor and Mr. Quartey, renowned photographers responsible for most of the photos above.

Kwame Nkrumah and Haile Selassie

The Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which became the African Union in 2002, was founded on the key principles of unity and solidarity. The organisation has had to weather many storms in the last 47 years of its existence. And the 53 member states are still struggling to reach agreement on many vital issues.
Haile Selassie (C) and Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah (L) in Addis Ababa. (c) AFP


Nurses at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in the 1960’s.

Sir Cecil Jones Attuquayefio

The legendary footballer and coach who died recently.

Fidel Castro and Kwame Nkrumah

The former prime minister of Cuba and Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

African Cup Of Nations 1963

1963 served up the fourth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. In a period characterized by African emancipation from colonial rule, this tournament stood out as a representative of African renaissance. Ghana, making it’s debut, hosted and won the competition. The achievement had far-reaching consequences; it inspired the rise of black African football and marked the start of the ever-present tension between football and politics on the continent.
Ghanaian national team nicknamed the Black Stars was conferred on the team by Nkrumah himself deriving it from a Jamaican Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey.

J.J. Rawlings And His Body Guard

President J.J Rawlings with his bodyguard Isaac Tetteh talking to an old woman.

E.K. Kotoka

A historic image depicted E.K Kotoka as he was receiving his smallpox vaccination using a jet injector gun, Trade fair, February,1967.

Ghana Airways

Ghana Airways was the national airline of the Republic of Ghana with its main base of operation and hub being the Kotoka International Airport in Accra. It was founded on 4th July 1958 and commenced operations 15th july 1958.
The airline ceased operations in 2004, but was to be revived during 2010 as a partnership between the government of Ghana and Arik Air of Nigeria.

Muhammed Ali Visits Ghana

Nana Prempeh II welcomes Muhammad Ali to his Palace,1964.

Ghanaian Musician

A musician dressed in the latest funk fashion, Circa, 1970’s.

Nana Ampadu

Nana Ampadu, a great musician who hails from Obo-Kwahu and played with the African brothers band.


Building the railway from Sekondi to the Gold mining region of the Western Gold Coast, 1910


Osibisa Album cover “Dance the body music” released in 1976.

Nku Cream Advert

A printed advert on NKU cream

Pepsodent Advert

A pepsodent print Advert, 1969.

United Trading Company (UTC)

The Union Trading Company (UTC) was one of the biggest trading firms in the Gold Coast, now Ghana.

Ghana Airways, 1960

A Ghana Airways plane in Darkar 1960

Fashion & Dance

We now have the azonto etc. this is how they got down in the 1950’s

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