In what was her first visit to the West African nation, Grammy-nominated Canadian musician, actress and producer Deborah Cox was in Ghana to perform at the talked-about Ghana World Music Festival which took place over the weekend.
In what was a very memorable and emotional visit, Cox shared every detail of her stay and experience with her fans. From dancing along to the traditional sounds of the local dance troupe that welcomed her at the airport, to visiting the Cape Coast Castle, as well as, trying out Ghanaian cuisine, Cox most definitely didn’t just come to work, but to also play and learn.
Take a look at what she was up to below:
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After her visit to the slave dungeons in the Cape Coast Castle on Sunday, Cox, during lunch, tried out one of the most popular dishes in the country, fufu – and she loved it.
A very popular dish across some West African countries, Ghanaian fufu, which is usually prepared by mixing and pounding boiled cassava and green plantain, is mostly eaten with light soup, groundnut soup or palm nut soup with chicken, meat and/or seafood.
“After a long emotional day at Cape Coast, (more on that later) we had an amazing lunch that included fufu! I ate it with a spoon tho!,” she shared on her Instagram. “Ghana has amazing food everywhere!”
She also expressed her love for Ghanaian Jollof when she was asked why she did not eat the fufu with her hands, which is the conventional way of eating and enjoying the food.
“They kept telling me that!” she replied Twitter user @Rich_Bills4. “Fufu is delicious either way!! Jollof rice is amazing too!!”
They kept telling me that!? Fufu is delicious either way!! Jollof rice is amazing too!!— Deborah Cox (@Deborah_Cox) August 6, 2019
Born in Toronto to Afro-Guyanese parents, Cox is considered as one of Canada’s top R&B artists. Her song, Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here, held the record for longest-running number one single on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks.
“It meant so much to me to be in Accra at this time of the Year of Return. Visiting the Cape Coast Castle, learning more about the history of our enslaved ancestors and discovering their untold stories has profoundly changed me,” Cox also shared on her Twitter on her visit to the castle.
Below are some photos of her visit to the Cape Coast Castle: