How Ghana enlightened African American stars to dispel stereotypes about Africa

January 10, 2019 at 02:00 pm | We Tour

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

January 10, 2019 at 02:00 pm | We Tour

American celebs in Ghana -- Photo: Boris Kodjoe

Ghana is on the lips of every African American with an interest in Africa after dozens of Hollywood stars visited in December at the invitation of the Ghana government through international celebrities Boris Kodjoe and Bozoma Saint John.

93 celebrities including Anthony Anderson, Rosario Dawson, Michael Jai White, Idris Elba, Cynthia Bailey, Naomi Campbell, Jidenna, real estate mogul Jay Morrison, media personalities Mike Hill, Ebro Darden, Isha Sesay and many more were in the country for the week-long Full Circle Festival to connect to their African roots.

With some stepping on the motherland for the very first time, the trip, while leaving cherished memories also enlightened them about the real Africa – which is not synonymous with poverty and war as always shown by the international media.

With a very rich history and spectacular historical places to visit, some of the stars shared their experiences and the knowledge they gained when they visited Ghana.

Scroll through to read some of them:

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