The National Folklore Board (NFB) on Saturday January 2nd, 2021 organised what it dubbed, “Folklore Fun House – Anansekrom Experience” immersing patrons who were mostly children in an exciting and educative folklore experience.
Featuring storytelling, Anansekrom maze, folkloric games, children and adults at the programme got educated on several aspects of Ghanaian folklore among the many tribes of the country.
They included naming ceremony, traditional dance and music with “Papa Bronya” on standby with loads of gifts.
The event attracted participation from celebrated musician Trigmatic who was at a point challenged to a game of “Oware” by an eight-year-old girl.
Renowned poet, Nana Asaase was the anchor of the day and spared no effort in giving patrons renditions of sweet poetry. Wonder kid, Nakeeyat was also at hand to display her skill in poetry.
A Deputy Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum also made an appearance commending the National Folklore Board for putting the event together.
He added that government prioritizes creative arts and folklore education and that is why the first-ever Creative Arts Senior High School was being established in Kumasi to help nurture students with abilities in that field and hone their skills as well.
Executive Director of NFB, Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante said the Folklore Fun House is evidence that children can still have fun while learning about Ghana’s rich heritage.
“These are ways we are saying our folklore is what our ancestors gave to us, and there are ways we can modernize it, there are ways in which a child today can still enjoy our folklore,” she said.
Trigmatic said he partnered with the event because he believes it helped shed light on true Ghanaian identity. Commending the NFB for the initiative, the highly respected musician called for more investments and support for the work of NFB in order to reach a wider audience with their activities.
In addition to its “Did You Know” series on social media, NFB currently organises online folklore classes which can be accessed on their Youtube channel.