Photograph by Jessica Hilltout
In urban Kumasi, Ghana, factory-made balls abound. Michael Sarkodie holds one on the Anokye Stars field. Sani Pollux started the club in 1956. “Soccer keeps them out of trouble,” he says of the 150 boys he coaches. (via National Geographic)
Spotted on #zongolane in #accra
Drug dealing from the sewers of Adum.
A young man called Corruption told me a story about when the police tried to shut down the extremely conspicuous drug market these guys are operating. The Kumasi Police Force threw tear gas into the sewers in an attempt to stop people selling in this area, this is the main fecal artery for central Kumasi, and it’s totally open in many places. Residents complained of genital irritation for weeks after.
Note the turd puree dribbling out of the holes in the walls.
Friday Noon Traffic, Ako Adjei Interchange.
Ghana 2- Zambia 0
Baba Yara Sorts Stadium, Kumasi
Inverted Patriotism, Baba Yara Sports Stadium
Resident Barber Nimo gave his nephew a fresh cut this week. I always find it interesting to watch.
Cape Coast, Ghana
Shot in beautiful Busua, Ghana
© 2014 Jojo Abot
Jedidiah A-Ackah (or “AJ”)
My friend AJ, first ever track cyclist to compete in the Commonwealth Games for Ghana. Honoured to paint this, and we’re all very proud of what he’s accomplished this year.
Oil and acrylic on canvas 30” square
Founder of Golden Baobab Prize for African children. “Because we deserve to see ourselves in the books we read.”