No tribe came from Ghana! Ewe and Akan settled in Gold Coast before Independence.

Hayford A. Anyidoho

Stop the bigotry, educate yourself, after your class 3 teacher failed to enlighten you!

Origin in brief

The Akan are not from Ghana, the Ewe are not from Togo, a group of Ewe people only settled in Togo, whereas some found peace in Benin and Nigeria and present-day Ghana. Sources have it that, their migration started in modern Egypt. The exodus took them through the Saharan desert to Sudan, Ethiopia, the river Niger, the old Ghana Empire, then to Nigeria, Benin, Togo, and Ghana.

Ewe and Akan in then Gold Coast

Ewe did not join Ghana after the second World War. In fact, prior to the outbreak of the first World War, a group of Ewe, Fante and the northern neutral territories have already joined the British Gold Coast Colony to which the Ashanti territories were later incorporated.

According to Amenumey, the Ewe in the British Gold Coast Colony actively supported their overlords during the First World War, while those in French Togoland mostly withheld loyalty from their own colonizer, in the hopes that the defeat of the Germans would unify the Ewe peoples under one government.

The  British Togoland comprised of a portion of modern Ghana stretching from the north-eastern to the south-eastern part.

Figure 2: Map of British Togoland and French Togoland

Keta and many other ewe townships were already part of the  Gold Coast, as confirmed by the aforementioned Fig.2 .

The title of the  Book The Ewe-Speaking People of Togoland and the Gold Coast: Western Africa Part VI (Ethnographic Survey of Africa) by Madeline Manoukian corroborates furthermore, that there were a group of Ewe which settled on the  Gold Coast, whereas others remained in Togoland.

In 1946, British Togoland, the Ashanti protectorate, and the Fante protectorate were merged with the Gold Coast to create one colony, which became independent as Ghana in 1957.  (Ewes) (Exodus of the Ewes)



Announcements/ Upcoming events

The next general meeting will take place on the
14th of March, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the regular meeting ground (Gemeindezentrum Mümmelmannsberg
Havighorster Redder 50, 21115 Hamburg, take the U2 from Hauptbahnhof)

Funeral rites of late father of the organising secretary, Collins Agbedanu

The funeral ceremony will take place on
the 2nd and 3rd May 2020 in Hamburg.

Saturday 2nd  May 2020, Venue : Billhorner Kanalstraße 55, 20 539 Hamburg – S21/Bus 23. Alight at Rothenburgsort and walk 5 min. to the venue.

Sunday 3rd May 2020 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Venue: Gemeindezentrum Mümmelmannsberg
Havighorster Redder 50, 21115 Hamburg, take the U2 from Hauptbahnhof)



All roads lead to Munich on 20th June 2020

Ewe Unions across Germany will all converge to Munich to celebrate the rich Ewe culture.

The Ewe Union Hamburg will once again hit the stage in Munich, as usual, to cause stir and heat amongst the festival participants as they bring the warm and peaceful Ewe harmony to Munich and brothers and sisters from elsewhere.   

As part of its biennial major event, the umbrella association of the Ewe Unions in Germany, the Eϑe Dukɔ will once again make sure, that Ewe all across Germany and Europe take the Ewe cultural heritage to the next level, as number of sister Unions come together to display in the far southern part of Germany, Munich, the pride of the Eϑevi! 

Ewe Union Hamburg celebrates new year together with the sister Union, the Ga Adangme Union.

Saturday January 11, 2020 ,  Mümmelmannsberg (Hamburg)

The Ewe Union Hamburg ushered the new decade with another colourful feast together with the Ga Adangme Union. Present at the event was also a fraction of the members of the Mümmelmannsberg branch of the german evangelical lutheran church.

Through this celebration, all three cultural groups displayed once again not only the much needed cultural tolerance at a time where things are gradually falling  apart, as far as integration and acceptance of minority groups are concerned.

Furthermore one will not forget to mention the obvious unity in diversity, which the various unions constantly cherish in their respective  dispensations.  

Attendees were   thrilled with an evening full of  Ewe and Ga delicacies, music, dances, and language plurality. 

As  cultural highlights all were served with some  borborbor, agbadza and kpalogo sounds and well choreographed  moves and grooves. As a foretaste and welcome package, members of the aformentioned unions were lucky to enjoy some old school tunes and many could not help shaking it like nobody’s business. 

Flash back 2018

In order to contribute to developmental projects in the Eweland , the Ewe Union organised for the second time a tombola, with the procedes set aside to forster development in remote villages in the volta region. 

The event started and ended with a prayer to Mawu Sogbolissa! Hope to see you around again soon! 

Nɔvisi , ɖekawɔwɔ !!!

Ewe Union Hamburg at Homowo and co. 2019 in Hamburg

The Ewe Union Hamburg showed support to sister communities (Gadangme community Hamburg, Osu Kpee Hamburg, and Kapsong Culture Association) as they celebrate their cultural festivities in Hamburg.

It was an evening full of colours as hosts displayed the beauty of the various traditional feasts such as Homos, Asafotufia and Ŋmayem festival at the Kulturhof Dulsberg, alter Teichweg 200, 22049 Hamburg.

The Ewe Union Hamburg is known to showcasing the rich Ewe culture at various events in Germany, whenever they are called upon. Many testify to their passionate performances and their great presence at the various appearances.


Background (Source:

The Ga-Adangbe people inhabit the Accra Plains. The Adangbe are found to the east, the Ga groups, to the west of the Accra coastlands. Although both languages are derived from a common proto-Ga-Adangbe ancestral language, modern Ga and Adangbe are mutually unintelligible. The modern Adangbe include the people of Shai, La, Ningo, Kpone, Osudoku, Krobo, Gbugble, and Ada, who speak different dialects.

The Ga also include the Ga-Mashie groups occupying neighborhoods in the central part of Accra, and other Gaspeakers who migrated from Akwamu, Anecho in Togo, Akwapim, and surrounding areas. Debates persist about the origins of the Ga-Adangbe people. One school of thought suggests that the proto-Ga-Adangbe people came from somewhere east of the Accra plains, while another suggests a distant locale beyond the West African coast. In spite of such historical and linguistic theories, it is agreed that the people were settled in the plains by the thirteenth century.

Both the Ga and the Adangbe were influenced by their neighbors. For example, both borrowed some of their vocabulary, especially words relating to economic activities and statecraft, from the Guan.

The Ewe are also believed to have influenced the Adangbe. Despite the archaeological evidence that proto-Ga-Adangbe- speakers relied on millet and yam cultivation, the modern Ga reside in what used to be fishing communities. Today, such former Ga communities as Labadi and Old Accra are neighborhoods of the national capital of Accra.

This explains why, in 1960, when the national enumeration figures showed the ethnic composition of the country’s population, more than 75 percent of the Ga were described as living in urban centres. The presence of major industrial, commercial, and governmental institutions.


The Anlo people of Ghana celebrated the Hogbetsotso Festival in November at Anloga, the traditional and ritual capital of the Anlo state. It was a day that unfolds Ewe history and brought a replay of memories of the legendary exodus and heroic acts of men of valour and mystical powers who liberated the Ewe-Dogbo people from the rule of tyrant King of Kings Torgbui Agorkorli of Nortsie in Togo.

The event brought together all the chiefs and elders of Anloland at a colourful durbar to mark the annual event regarded as the largest and most impressive festival in the Volta Region.

‘HOGBETSOTSO’ is derived from the word ‘HOGBE’ or ‘HOHOGBE’ the day of exodus, the moment in time when the Ewes in the Dogbo quarter of the walled city of Nortsie in Togo fled to their freedom.

Latest news 2018


Treason felony suspect Koku Anyidoho has been granted bail by the Police Criminal Investigations Department Joy News has learnt.

It is not clear yet what the details of the bail conditions are but the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress is said to be in the company of his lawyers and some leaders of the party who are having discussions with the CID officers.

Anyidoho was arrested Tuesday afternoon for comments government say are treasonable.

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