- A Gold Coast lawyer known as William Esuman-Gwira Sekyi or Kobina Sekyi is reported to have never worn European clothes
- Information available shows that he attended Mfantsipim School of which his father was once a headmaster
- His book, Anglo-Fante was the first English-language novel written in the Cape Coast
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YEN.com.gh has learned that a Gold Coast lawyer, William Esuman-Gwira Sekyi, also known as Kobina Sekyi, never wore European clothes.
Sekyi, who was a nationalist, philosopher, lawyer and writer, was born on November 1, 1892, in Cape Coast.
He was the son of John Gladstone Sackey, who was once a headmaster of Mfantsipim and Wilhelmina Pietersen.
Per a report by ghanamuseum.com, Sekyi was educated at Mfantsipim just like his father and then headed to the University of London to study Philosophy.
Upon his return, he ventured into politics and law and was soon elected as the president of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society.
One of his books, The Blinkards, ridiculed the acceptance by a colonized society of the attitudes of the colonizers.
Another one, the Anglo-Fante was the first English-language novel written in the Cape Coast.
Sekyi gained popularity as the first educated elite to appear in a colonial court in the Ghanaian “ntoma” as a lawyer.
This was premised on a vow never to wear European clothing because he believed in being an African.
Meanwhile, a Ghanaian television presenter, Ms Nancy, has chosen a unique way to announce her divorce.
In a post that has since gone viral on social media, she thanked God that she got married and now divorced.
She is seen wearing a wedding gown on her wedding day and holding the hand of a man she identifies as her father.
She added that even though her marriage was short-lived, she was honoured by a man who adored her and wanted to share his life with her.
Ms Nancy went on to say that she is excited her marriage brought her to her divine location to fulfill her destiny.
She also expressed gratitude for the fact that she had the grace and the confidence to accept the turnout of the union.
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