Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Seven Ways To Spot a Ghanaian Abroad

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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Seven Ways To Spot a Ghanaian Abroad

Just like the MTN slogan ‘’Everywhere you go’’, you will find a Ghanaian.




 Sometimes it’s mysterious to find out that there is a Ghanaian in some countries you hitherto wouldn’t have even heard about. Guess what? There are Ghanaians in Transnistria, Tuvalu, Kyrgyzstan, Bhutan among others. For many reasons, Ghanaians travel abroad.

 Some go to further their education, a few go on holidays and others for ‘’greener pastures’’. Whatever the reason for travel, it is never difficult to spot an African or Ghanaian primarily because of our skin colour. However, there are mixed races these days and this may be a little confusing.


Accent and language - After skin colour, the most likely way to spot a Ghanaian may be through the thick accent and language spoken with friends and family around them. Although English is the official language in Ghana, the accent gives us away almost always. With a strong affinity to our local languages, you are more likely to hear a strange sounding tone of ‘’Ewe’’, ‘’Ga’’ or ‘’Twi’’. Even if Ghanaians stay in a foreign country for long and adapt to the local language there, the accent rarely changes and they never forget their native languages.



Warmth and Friendliness - It is not a mystery that Ghana is ranked as one of the most friendly countries in the world. Naturally warm and friendly people as they are, trust Ghanaians to welcome you with smiles and be nice to you whether they know you or not. The ability to make you comfortable around them and help you when and if they can is just admirable. Trust me on this one, Ghanaians are very easy to fall in love with.


Strong beliefs and adherence to culture and tradition - Culture, heritage, tradition! These are 3 very synonymous words to Ghanaians. These enterprising set of West Africans believe and showcase rich culture and tradition by observing festivals and dressing up in full traditional regalia when there is a Ghanaian ceremony or occasion. Sometimes, when traditional events take place in Ghana, they observe the same event anywhere they are at the same time. Ghanaians never lose a touch of their culture and tradition.


Respect for the elderly and those in authority - All over the world, it is a norm to respect the elderly and those in authority. However, Ghanaians take this particular subject very personal and live it to the fullest. If you have ever seen a young African man giving his seat to an oldie on a bus in Chicago or a young African female taking the bags of an old woman in Berlin, trust me these are Ghanaians.



Hardwork
- You may argue that Ghanaians are certainly not the most hardworking people on earth. And this may be true. However, if you see that African who works hard on 3 jobs and makes great use of opportunities that fall for him/her, be sure that is a Ghanaian right there. Even when there is little reward for all the hard work, Ghanaians never give up and put in every inch of effort to succeed.


Music and Dance - Have you ever come across a Ghanaian who can’t sing, dance or do both? Rare isn’t it? Ghanaians are just an amazing group of entertainers. Just drop a really hot tune, sit back and relax. The dance moves will get you back on your feet. Incredible fun dance moves that you only find in Ghana will make it obvious that he/she is a Ghanaian. When it comes to music, just watchout for hot Afrobeat tunes with danceable beats and a mixture of local and foreign language. You are definitely dealing with a Ghanaian here!



Gold ornaments and National colours
- Jewellery is common to every nationality in the world and everyone is somehow proud of their country. I have however never seen a nation so proud of its history as Ghana. Ghana has a very solid gold background and Ghanaians will almost always dress up with a touch of gold. Earrings, necklaces, watches, anklets, bracelets plated in gold or made of gold itself is very common to a Ghanaian abroad’s outfit. Often, you also see the national colours of red, gold, green and black or an item made from these colours and flag around them. A bag, scarf, t-shirt or any other paraphernalia will just tell you, this is a Ghanaian!


Popularly known as ‘’boggars’’, Ghanaians living abroad are very easily identified by more than the key points stated above. However you may, ensure to spot a Ghanaian anywhere in the world and enjoy the warmth, friendliness and fun that they exhume.

Credit : Bennet Otoo, Jumia Travel


Nice...Now what are the Seven ways to spot a Nigerian in the diaspora?LOL
 


30 comments:

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

hahahahaha ghana must go weldone.

Stella i am waiting for our nija oooo

Miss Ess said...

Good to know. Nigerians are ballers na

Chidinma Grace said...

Ok o. Nigerians are hustlers . Always want to be at the topmost part of the food. Bold, confident and beautiful or handsome.

Anonymous said...

They operate african stores. I love the accent. Black and shine people

yummy said...

naija no dey hard to know once u see or hear dem talk na confirmento. so Stella we dey wait for awa own

Duplex,flats,self con available for rent.Lekki,Chevron and environs.Holla 08093000025 said...

Lol...
Waiting for our naija people...

Anonymous said...

All is true about Ghanaians plus most of them ladies have big back side and or hips. Even the typical illiterate among them pronounces rightly.

MrsBee

sholetoga said...

Among Africans, Nigerians are the easiest to identify anywhere in the world......is it the flamboyant dressing or show off.....hahahahaha. whoever compiled these hasn't met with Nigerians abroad yet........

Anonymous said...

They surely work hard but not smart; you see them running around doing 3 or 4 menial jobs, earning peanuts!

oluwaseyifunmi gabriel said...

hahahha

FEROCIOUS said...

Nigerians? Very easy to spot.

1.They are the ones how will bring out big bowls of fufu and odiferous Ogbono soup with conk iru,(locust bean) on the train and be wacking shamelessly with, sweaty, grimy unwashed hands. 😂

2.Always so subservient and obsequious when they see Oyibo, neck be nodding permanently like life size wall geckos. Wetin you dey fear? You no get kpali abi? I 👀 see you. Lmaoooooo 😂😂😂😂😂

3 Na dem go knack 10 different accents in one sentence. Omygorrrr!!!! Pick one and save us the migraine. Mba o! They must sample all. Mtsheew

4.That person talking on the phone as if s/he has swallowed The Lord's Chosen trumpet? Yes ooo, na una.

5.They will jam all the slang they know weder it makes sense or not. "Good Morning Innit". Your fada. 😒

6.Dressing? It's either too much or too little. Most times a weird assemblage. Only Nigerians will go to the beach abroad with jeans, tee shirt and sneakers. Plus jewelry to match. Anyway na so dem dey do here so no wonder.

7.Somehow dem must remind you say dem dey abroad and you dey 9ja. "Oh, no light still? But why isn't the government doing anything about power supply,such a pity"! 😤 "Are the roads still bad? I don't think I can drive in those conditions when I come for Christmas ".... Like say no be you and your family dey here for the past 300 years.😡😤



naija dj said...

I don't know what you guys are saying here, but Ghanaians are loyal, humble, hardworking people. The type of people you build a nation on, one step at a time. Yes they are not loud people. Yes they may appear to be timid, a bit local, very traditional (some of their women complain about this), but they are dependable people. Here in England When you have a Ghana man as tenant, payment of rent is his first priority. Nigerian will prioritise car and clothes because image is everything for him. Nigerian man will be brazenly giving you story upon story as if to say him believe say honey dey him mouth. Even the Nigerians born here are not much different. Oyinbo people here are even clued on to this.

AbaMade said...

Their accent is the only thing that will give them away on that list.

Gold Dud said...

Gbam,your head is there.

GALORE said...

Lol

@Fero
@Fero


You too much



@Galore

Anonymous said...

I like their accent sha and they pronounce words very well even though it's the British who colonised both Ghana and Nigeria I wonder why our english dey different

Lily B said...

@Ferocious you are not well. Where and when have you seen a Nigeria eating fufu and ogbono soup in the train???? Stop with the stupid lies biko

Anonymous said...

lol very true, anyone shouting on the phone is Nigerian, Yoruba to be precise

DON™ said...

I don laugh die 😄 😄 😄

DON™ said...

What about excessive drinking of ogogoro from stainless bowl ?

Anonymous said...

Anon 21.54 you are a retard

Anonymous said...

Kikikikikiikikiki my 'shest' Number 4 ehn??? Conversation that is supposed to be private you wii be forced to hear the unimaginable.

@lily b there's one YouTube video of one lady eating with hand on a train, they say is a Nigerian o LMAOOO Abeg proudly Naija

Anonymous said...

I don't like the accent biko, my son now saying "cherch" docta, tracta,werk" lol and d way they pronounce numbers like they are singing. Pls Give me naija accent anytime

Anonymous said...

Some Ghanians can also be so laid back that hustle spirit of naija no dey in dem at all, when I first moved here I had issues dealing with this but now me Sef don join, everything na "ochina" tomorrow

DON™ said...

Lily B na true o.For New York subway.

Anonymous said...

Anon 21:14... Did u say they pronounce words very well? Are u dat daft? Have u seen a British speak English? Do they call 'Son' 'San'? Do they call Doctor 'Decta'?
Ghanaians speak d wrong english..Go an d learn about phonetic sounds..
I'm sure u are a Ghanaian claiming nigerian daz why u are hyping ur country.

jelly said...

Really

Anonymous said...

00.55 who calls a doctor DECTOR? Which kain stupid pronunciation is that? As for anon with a son that has Ghana pronunciation its better for u than the Naija oo. Yes uts Cherch (hcurch) not Shesh or chorch like Nigerians call it, its werk not walk like nija calls it, what do u then call walk?

Iyoba1 said...

😂😂😂😂

Anonymous said...

I thought the person would say something like if you keep hearing Charlie, Charlie Charlie within a group of ghanians in a sporting activity e.g Soccer, don't think there is a star player called charlie, its just a slang for 'Friend' exclusively used by ghanians lol. and decta (doctor)

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