You may just call it the new holy city. The rate at which the world converges in December at that spot each year is becoming a little more glaring.
Many foreigners of black heritage and diasporans have made it a pilgrimage to visit Ghana, now the most sought-after destination for revelers.
While some embark on this journey for ancestral reconnection (for Black Americans) while others see it as an opportunity to tour the land of rich heritage.
This year was no different as the yuletide has seen a myriad of familiar on-screen faces in the limelight walk the streets of Accra, Ghana.
The possibilities in this blend, however, cannot be underestimated.
On the back of this, The Culture Joint has compiled a list of internationally-acclaimed celebrities who visited the country from December 2022 through to January 2023.
American rapper, Meek Mill has a time of his life while in Ghana ahead of his show at Afro Nation.
The night Meek Mill prayed for finally came true at #AfronationGhana2022 🇬🇭— The Culture Joint (@CultureJoint) December 30, 2022
Here’s the dream chaser performing ‘Dreams and Nightmares’ 😂 pic.twitter.com/qit4nnejq8
The Basketball Africa League (BAL) held a meet-up at Kozo Restaurant in Accra. There, stakeholders in sports, fashion, showbiz, and creative art from Africa and beyond converged.
That was where American rapper, Jidenna was first sighted.
I just spotted 🇺🇸American rapper and singer, Jidenna (@Jidenna) at Kõzo in Accra, Ghana🇬🇭— Kenneth Awotwe Darko (@TheKennethDarko) December 27, 2022
Who said this city isn’t lit at this time?🔥 pic.twitter.com/IkSmJWk2lb
Bas was spotted enjoying Accra’s nightlife in one of the popular bars in the city.
It’s American Rapper 🇺🇸 @bas in Accra, Ghana 🇬🇭 for Detty December pic.twitter.com/iC7tOp1kW6— BlacVolta (@BlacVolta) December 27, 2022
Olu of EarthGang
🇺🇸Rapper and Dreamville signee, Olu of @EarthGang spotted at Labadi beach in Accra with #BlackPanther superstar, 🇬🇧🇬🇭British-born Ghanaian actress, Michaela Coel.— Kenneth Awotwe Darko (@TheKennethDarko) January 1, 2023
Note that his label-mate, Bas, is also having a time of his life in the same country. pic.twitter.com/COTu0Cjusb
Black Panther actress, Michaela Coel
Jamaican-American musician and singer, Masego, known for incorporating the saxophone into his music has also visited the West African country.
This was special. I listened to “Soweto” my entire flight so it was in my spirit. pic.twitter.com/2d7QtgVo8v— Maségo (@UncleSego) December 31, 2022
US singer and songwriter, Lucky Daye also made a surprise appearance at Polo Beach Club in Accra.
Surprise performance from @iamluckydaye last night at Polo Beach Club in Accra 🇬🇭💛🔥 pic.twitter.com/JzIRn3whdT— GUAP (@GUAPMAG) December 30, 2022
RnB recording artist and actress from Chicago, Kiara Lanier, is also in Ghana.
Kiara has also been featured in Empire, American Idol, and The Chi.
RnB recording artist and actress from 🇺🇸Chicago, Kiara Lanier, is in Ghana 🇬🇭— Kenneth Awotwe Darko (@TheKennethDarko) January 1, 2023
Kiara has also featured in Empire, American Idol, The Chi. pic.twitter.com/YXK37qCL2F
Dotty of Apple Music’s The Dotty Show
I said I wouldn’t be out til 6am for two nights in a row. Ghana laughed at me and said “that’s right, tonight we will make it 6:30 instead.”— Dotty (@TheDottyShow) December 29, 2022
Charlamagne tha God
🇺🇸Popular American radio host, Charlamagne tha God (@cthagod) hanging out in Ghana 🇬🇭. Here’s the hiphop head vibing with reggae-dancehall artiste, @stonebwoy in Accra. pic.twitter.com/YgAlLQeZUe— Kenneth Awotwe Darko (@TheKennethDarko) January 2, 2023
🇺🇸American rapper, poet, and record producer, No Name (@noname) is in Ghana. She was in the audience at @chancetherapper’s #BlackStarLine summit at the Accra International Conference Centre today. 🇬🇭 pic.twitter.com/fqkACz8j78— Kenneth Awotwe Darko (@TheKennethDarko) January 3, 2023
Perhaps the most controversial and decorated comedian of this generation, 🇺🇸Dave Chapelle has also touched down in Ghana 🇬🇭— Kenneth Awotwe Darko (@TheKennethDarko) January 3, 2023
🎥Source: @luvfm995 pic.twitter.com/az1zS7eEsr
Coodie and Chike
🇺🇸American filmmakers who created Kanye West’s documentary, 🎥‘Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy’, Coodie (@coodierock) and Chike (@ChikeOzah) are in Ghana🇬🇭. The duo are also behind West’s music videos including ‘Jesus Walks’ and ‘Through the Wire’. I spotted them on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/aPXBMiWErC— Kenneth Awotwe Darko (@TheKennethDarko) January 4, 2023
SPOTTED🇬🇭🤳: American journalist and host of Sway in the Morning, @RealSway, at “Instagram x Afrochella: The Bridge” event happening in Accra, Ghana.— Ölele | Deep Throat Sauce🦅🎙🇬🇭 (@OleleSalvador) January 5, 2023
THIS STORY WILL KEEP BEING UPDATED AS IT REMAINS A DEVELOPING ONE…