The history behind sexually suggestive community names in Ghana

The history behind sexually suggestive community names in Ghana

- Centenarian gives history behind sexually suggestive names of towns in parts of Ghana

- The names which include “Kote Ye Aboa,” and “Etwe nim Nyansa” have got many Ghanaians wondering

It was all laughter and giggles in Ghana's Parliament on July 26, 2018 when MP for Abirem constituency, John Frimpong Osei rose to ask the Energy Minister a question about the connection of some communities in his constituency to the national grid.

The laughter wasn't as a result of the question posed by the Member of Parliament, but by the sexually suggestive names of the towns he mentioned.

The names, including “Kote Ye Aboa,” and “Etwe nim Nyansa” got many Parliamentarians familiar with the twi language burst into laughter as the names connote sexual innuendos upon literal translation.

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Literally, ‘Kote Ye Aboa’ means the penis is an animal, ‘Etwe Nim Nyansa’ literally means vagina is wise; ‘Hwoa Ye Mmobo’ literally means the testicle is pitiful.

But an old lady believed to be 100-years-old in an interview with Accra based Peace FM, which was monitored by YEN.com.gh narrated the reasons behind these sexually suggestive names.

According to the centenarian, the names of these twons were given by three men [Nana Akrofisa, Kofisa Ampong and Kwadwo Gyinaye] ] based on a treatment meted out to one of them.

She told the story that: “History has it that Nana Akrofisa went to marry. The family of the lady told him that if the lady gets wealth, she is supposed to bring it home; if she incurs any debt whatsoever, he will be responsible for settling the debts. The lady upon moving to the man’s house stole somebody’s cocoyam. She was slapped with a fine but her family said her action was as a result of failure on the part of the man to take care of her so the man should pay the fine."

The lady left the man. She left with their only child. So Kofisa in an interaction with Kwadwo Gyinaye said ‘ei, in fact, the penis is an animal; the vagina is wise’. Then Kofisa added that the testicles are the worst among all,” she added.

Take a listen to the audio below for more:

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