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Ghanaians are Celebrating Their Country's Independence With #GhanaAt60

Today marks Ghana's 60th independence day from British colonial rule.

On March 6, 1957 Ghana told the British to literally "GTFOH," and became the first African nation, under colonial rule, to gain its independence.


60 years ago today, Kwame Nkrumah, gave an impassioned victory speech in front of a massive crowd of jubilant Ghanaians in which he declared "at long last, the battle has ended. Ghana, our beloved country is free forever."

Today, Ghanaians are still triumphant, and have taken to social media to celebrate their country's revolutionary feat. The outpouring of pride and love is real.

Even #SaltBae showed out.

It went down earlier today at Ghana's Independence Square.

People are expressing their love through creativity.

And food.

And through creativity and food together.

Ghana's independence is symbolic for all of Africa and the diaspora. Long live the Black Stars!

Music

The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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