gold, timber, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese, fish, rubber, hydropower, petroleum, silver, salt, limestone They were receptive to Christianity and education under British colonialism and missionary influence.
black African 98.5% (major tribes - Akan 44%, Moshi-Dagomba 16%, Ewe 13%, Ga 8%, Gurma 3%, Yoruba 1%), European and other 1.5% (1998)
Three equal horizontal bands of red (top), yellow, and green with a large black five-pointed star centered in the yellow band; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia; similar to the flag of Bolivia, which has a coat of arms centered in the yellow band
The Ghanaian flag was the first African flag after the Flag of Ethiopia to feature these colors.
The red represents the blood of those who died in the country's struggle for independence, the gold represents the mineral wealth of the country, the green symbolizes the country's rich forests and natural wealth, and the black star stands for the lodestar of African freedom.
Adopted: January 1, 1964 to February 28, 1966. Adopted in 1957
The most well-known form of Ghanaian music is highlife, which has become popular all across Africa and much of the rest of the world.
Castro is a famous Ghanaian hip-life artist. Hip-life is the infectious mix of highlife and hip-hop that is extremely popular in Ghana, especially with the youth. Castro is described as the 50 Cent of Ghana
Batman is the star of Ghana's raglife scene. Raglife is a fusion of Ragga and Reggae with hip-life and highlife. Also known as Ghana's Buju Banton, Batman is a mega star and has collected many awards.
Mzbel is a female Hiplife singer. She was originally pursuing a career in TV and got into music accidentally.