Accra: 8 Places to Visit in December with Azekel
Accra: 8 Places to Visit in December with AzekelAzekel
Since collaborating with Massive Attack and Gorillaz, multidisciplinary artist Azekel has gone from strength to strength.
Azekel Adesuyi moved from Nigeria to east London with his family at the age of five, and has since lived in Accra and Aburi too. From a young age, the musician taught himself how to play the guitar and keyboard, before later making his foray into songwriting and producing.
Earlier this month, he dropped his latest music video DUPĖ, a collaboration with Kwesi Arthur. Building on his most recent successes, the musician was also featured on COLORS, where he performed his unreleased track Chocolati. A new mixtape, titled Analyse Love, is slated for release in early 2023.
As an artist who's travelled and lived in different areas within Ghana, Adesuyi knows Accra, the capital city, well. Ghana is a popular destination in December – one that Trippin has recommended for the festive season. In this guide, Adesuyi lists the top must-visit spots in Accra for the winter holidays.
In this Guide
“The Aburi Crafts Centre is a village with many shops to check out. Lots of local woodwork and artisans crafting there while you shop. We shot the video Dupė with Kwesi Arthur here. It’s a must to check out when in Aburi. Very warm, welcoming families there with amazing work, [who] don’t aggressively try to sell you stuff.”More Info
“A serene beach where the people and vibe are great. If you’re really trying to relax, it’s a perfect spot to go to. I shot the cover of my song Palm Wine Dreamz here. Filled with long, sandy beaches with coconut trees, and fishermen with their boats and nets, [this] is a perfect place to relax in and be away from the busy city.”More Info
“A dope, spacious non-profit gallery in Ghana with a lot of progressive contemporary African art shown there, located at East Legon. Nubuke hosts programmes ranging from art exhibitions, poetry and drama, to music and film shows.”More Info
“One of the leading streetwear culture brands in Ghana. Dope clothes and vibe with rapid growth. Throughout December to early Jan. it’s filled with different events with music, arts, street culture and collaborations. Kwesi Arthur put me on to them.”More Info
“A legendary Ghana highlife, Afrobeat label. Essiebons is home to Ebo Taylor, C. K. Mann and many more. I used this studio during my time living in Ghana. A great vibe, tucked away in East Legon. It’s away from the business of Accra so it’s great to create in silence, and [there’s] great local food close by.”More Info
“Snazzy bar restaurant in Ghana, up in the sky and the tallest building in West Africa! Food is expensive, but the vibe and experience is up there.”More Info
“It’s a very cool bar, club and members club with amazing music, food and art from Africa and its diaspora. Dope music and fly people. They throw some of the most fire parties with all the who’s who partying under one roof.”More Info
“A spiritual and historic place in Ghana, [there’s] a lot of energy here. With sites of where slavery happened, it’s a very emotional place. The Cape Coast Castle used to hold enslaved Africans prior to them being transported to the Americas or the Caribbean. The sun, sea, weather, life and culture there is unmatched.”More Info