- Recently, a photo of Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and Bukom Banku captured attention online because their names form a perfect combination for a favourite Ghanaian delicacy
- YEN.com.gh takes a look at the full list of 4 top icons in Ghana who interestingly share names with Ghanaian dishes
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It is absolutely interesting that a number of top icons and celebrities in Ghana have popular names that are also borne from favourite delicacies in Ghana.
YEN.com.gh has made a compilation of some of these icons to entertain all its cherished readers.
Waakye is a beloved local dish for Ghanaians that is made from the cooking of rice and beans together.
Waakye is also the name of renowned Prince Yawson who was once a journalist, actor, and politician. He has been off the acting scene because of sickness and is currently recovering.
Banku is a Ghanaian dish that is cooked with a proportionate mixture of fermented corn and cassava dough in hot water to turn it into a smooth, whitish paste that is served with soup, okra stew, or a pepper sauce with fish.
Braimah Isaac Kamoko, also known as Bukom Banku, is a Ghanaian professional boxer who, until October 20, 2017, had an undefeated record of 28-0-0.
Nkruma is a type of soup or stew prepared with okra that is eaten as the accompaniment of banku, akple, and other main meals.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah
Kojo Vincent Oppong Nkrumah is a Ghanaian politician and lawyer. He is the Member of Parliament for the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency.
Dorkono, also known as kenkey, is a staple dish similar to sourdough dumplings from the Ga and Fante-inhabited regions of West Africa. It is usually served with pepper sauce and fried fish, soup, or stew.
Grace Omaboe, also known as Maame Dokono, is a Ghanaian actress, singer, television personality, author, and former politician.
See Banku and Nkrumah in one photo:
See Dorkono and Waakye in one photo:
In another interesting report, YEN.com.gh published that a young senior high school girl dancing to Stonebwoy's trending Putuu song with all her energy went a bit too far and ended up on the floor in hilarious footage.
The rib-cracking video that gathered numerous reactions was sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Facebook handle of TV3 Ghana.
The young girl was in the classroom when the song was playing in the background and she decided to join the social media trend with a dance video before things fell apart.
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Source: Yen Newspaper