Celebrating Theodosia Okoh, the woman who designed the Ghana Flag 0 1539

International Women’s Day

The contribution of the late Theodosia Salome Okoh to Ghana’s political, sporting and educational history is one that cannot be forgotten in a hurry.

Okoh was a Ghanaian stateswoman, sportswoman, teacher and artist who designed the national flag in 1957.

National Flag designed by Theodosia Salome Okoh

She played a leading role in the promotion of hockey in Ghana and for over 20 years, served as the first female chair and president of the Ghana Hockey Association and the Ghana Hockey Federation respectively.

Per a report by ghanaianmuseum.com, it was during her tenure that Ghana first qualified for both the Hockey World Cup and the Olympic Games.

Born Theodosia Salome Abena Kumea Asihene, she was the fourth of eight children of Very Reverend Emmanuel Victor Asihene, a former moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, and Madam Dora Asihene, both from Anum in the Asuogyaman District of Ghana’s Eastern Region.

According to her, she decided on “the three colours of red, gold and green because of the geography of Ghana. Ghana lies in the tropics and blessed with rich vegetation. The colour Gold was influenced by the mineral rich nature of our lands and Red commemorates those who died or worked for the country’s independence. Then the five-pointed lone star which is the symbol of African emancipation and unity in the struggle against colonialism….”

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AFRICAN ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS USA 2019 NOMINEES

AEAUSA Awards Show 2019

2019 Special Guest Hosts are Eric Omondi, Anita Fabiola, Eric Omondi.
This Years AEAUSA Awards Show 2019 will take place October 19, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey.
AEAUSA presents over 30 awards during the two-day event.

These are the Categories

  1. BEST MALE ARTIST
  2. BEST FEMALE ARTIST
  3. BEST HIP HOP ARTIST
  4. HOTTEST GROUP
  5. BEST COLLABORATION
  6. BEST MUSIC VIDEO
  7. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
  8. BEST GOSPEL ARTIST
  9. BEST LOCAL DANCER/GROUP
  10. BEST PROMOTER
  11. BEST LOCAL DJ
  12. BEST FRANCOPHONE ARTIST
  13. BEST PALOP MALE ARTIST
  14. BEST PALOP FEMALE ARTIST
  15. BEST UPCOMING ARTIST
  16. SINGLE OF THE YEAR
  17. BEST LOCAL ARTIST
  18. BEST MALE ARTIST – CENTRAL/WEST AFRICA
  19. BEST MALE ARTIST – EAST/SOUTH/NORTH AFRICA
  20. BEST FEMALE ARTIST – CENTRAL/WEST AFRICA
  21. BEST FEMALE ARTIST – EAST/SOUTH/NORTH AFRICA
  22. LOCAL MODEL OF THE YEAR
  23. FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
  24. BEST AFRICAN COMEDIAN
  25. BEST HOST
  26. BEST BLOGGER/INFLUENCER
  27. LOCAL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
  28. COMMUNITY AWARD
  29. BEST DANCE HALL ARTIST
  30. BEST AFRICAN TALENT/ARTIST MANAGERS

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