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Entertainment of Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Source: Adomonline.com

Watch how Ghanaians celebrated the 'Atopa Dance' festival at Gomoa Fetteh

Gomoa Fetteh is a fishing and farming community in the Gomoa East District which celebrates Ahobaakese Festival from the 23rd of August to 2nd September every year.

The festival is famous for its controversial, Atopa Dance, known by locals as Akosualontoba, a dance regarded as the most exciting moment of the Ahobaakese festival.

While the dance has come in for some criticisms, the Chief of Gomoa Fetteh, Nana Abor Yamoah II and his elders say it is a way of exercising the body and releasing stress.

Queenmother of Gomoa Fetteh, Nana Abena Ewusu, has explained that the dance was used by women in the olden days to welcome their husbands who returned from wars with a victory.