Photos: Maiden kenkey festival

Accra celebrated its maiden kenkey festival which showcased the different types of the favorite Ghanaian food.

According to the organizer of the event, Abena Magis, the event is about bringing together patrons of kenkey from all walks of life so far as you eat kenkey.

One is likely to find kenkey in any part of Ghana whether it is ‘Komi’ or Ga Kenkey, ‘Amosima’, ‘Fanti dokon’ or ‘Fomfom’.

“We are coming here to celebrate one of Ghana’s indigenous food. The idea comes from Nii Bavard’s blogged article about Ghanaian kenkey and how it is not patronized. That got me thinking to organize a festival to celebrate everyone’s staple food,” said Magis.

She said they are considering to celebrate the festival annually.

Magis said, “What we seek to achieve is bringing together all the lovers of kenkey and portraying it to both Ghanaians and other nationals. It is to show to others that Ghanaians have a food we are proud since we don’t have a national identity when it comes to food.”

The organizers are looking at branding kenkey as a national food so anywhere in the world kenkey is mentioned kenkey people will recognize it.


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