- Dr Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana was once recorded in a video playing with a live lion
- The video was taken in 1958 when the Ghanaian Head of State was on a visit to Haile Selassie
- His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie owned the lions as some of his pets
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A video from 1958 has surfaced, showing Ghana's first President Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah playing with a live lion with some members of his entourage.
In the video that was shared on the Facebook handle of TV3 Ghana, Nkrumah was seen in a good mood whilst at it, which suggests that in addition to his many qualities, he was also tough-hearted.
It is indicated that the footage was taken during a visit to His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie who owned the lions as some of his pets.
See the video below:
Many Ghanaians on social media have been sharing their thoughts after watching the rare video.
YEN.com.gh has compiled some of the most interesting comments.
Jerry John Awuni interestingly suggested that Nkrumah's posturing in the video shows that he was filled with fear:
Nkrumah was afraid
Micheal Kwabena wanted to know what the gain in this was:
So this is an achievement? Ghana hmmm
Wisdom Kujo Henyo also indicated that the then president of Ghana and his entourage were scared:
Grown men wey dey fear like this? See the way dem take equal steps back like choreography
In another interesting story, a talented photographer by the name Edos and the Twitter handle @edosartistry, has attracted tens of thousands of reactions on the social media platform after sharing one of his recent works.
In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on his handle, Edos was able to take a very emotional photo of a man behind bars, which could pass for a touching scene in a movie.
However, he shared the behind-the-scene picture of the set-up that was used to make the shot and it turned out that it was actually burglar proof that was used and not real prison bars.
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