The FOMO was real this holiday season as Black excellence hit the streets of Accra, Ghana.
If you weren’t in Ghana for the holidays, you were probably the only one. Melanin of all shades descended on the streets of Accra to close out not only the decade but the country’s ridiculously successful Year of Return initiative. And for everyone who wasn’t there, trust that the FOMO was very real.
From celebrities like Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker, who hosted ESSENCE’s Full Circle Festival, to everyday travelers, Black travelers were excited to return “home” to Ghana and live their best lives heading into the New Year. On social media, you couldn’t scroll more than a second without catching a glimpse of that red, gold and green as flags flew high at popular events like Afrochella, Afro Nation and Detty Rave, where artists like Davido and Rick Ross performed. Even Tina Knowles, rapper and actor Ludacris and actress Erika Alexander were spotted around town.