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Oguaa Fetu Afahye 2019

Updated: Mar 29, 2020

The Oguaa Fetu Afahye is an annual festival celebrated by the chiefs and the peoples of Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.

Preparation for the festival starts in the last week of August. During this period, Oguaa Traditional area receives many visitors from around the world, as well as people from different parts of the country or outside the country who are natives of Oguaa state.

We followed the NO. 1 company (Ekusubentsir) on their procession to Victoria Park.

The flag-bearer (frankha-kittihin) from the NO.1 company prepares for the procession.

The Queen Victoria bust was a gift from The Gold Coast Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society (ARPS) .

It was inaugurated at Cape Coast’s Victoria Park by Princess Anne, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria during an official visit in 1925.

The flag-bearer (frankha-kittihin) from the NO.1 company at the durbur grounds at Victoria Park.

Inaugural celebration of local chiefs at the durbur grounds at Victoria Park.

A member of Bensir No.1 Company wearing a Union jack style ceremonial cap. These distinctive caps are part of the regalia worn by Fante militia members when they parade with their flags during the festival period.

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