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SWEET POTATOES AND YAMS FESTIVAL, ACCRA GHANA 2021

Sat, Jun 12 11:00AM - Sun, Jun 13 8:00PM
ARTS CENTER, Accra
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SWEET POTATOES AND YAMS FESTIVAL, ACCRA GHANA 2021

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A PUBLIC GATHERING, ALL ARE INVITED CHRISTIANS, MUSLIMS, ETC., CELEBRATING AND CONNECTING OUR DECENDANTS FROM AMERICA  AND AROUND THE WORLD AFTER OVER 400 YEARS OF SEPARATION

 Emce Miguel from Ghana and Host Nana Abena "Dishonne" from America

Performing Sunday at our  Sweet Potatoes and Yams Fest Accra Ghana
Sunday June 13, 2021
11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Location: Arts Center, Centre of National Culture Center

10 ghc Adult, Youth 12 years and under 5 ghc

Fun for the hold family: Bouncy house, trampoline, cotton candy, vendors, local and International food dishes

*****Performing Dance Hall, Urban Hip Hop, Afro Beats Saturday June 12, 2021

Contemporary Artist Sandy Hekny 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, kids dance contest and a lil Karaoke 

Judging of Cooking Contest 1:15 pm with Efe Keyz, Grand Prize 1000 ghc

Fashion Show 2:00 pm, Zeekay Designs, Eunice Signature and Ellisha Boie 

Stop by Model Janae Aliana Lashes and Company to get your Lashes put on
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Contemporary Artist "Bright" TYM MUZIC 4:00 pm Tym Muzic 
Contemporary Flistone Menza 5:00 pm
Comtemporary Artist Efe Keyz 6:00 pm
Reggae Artist  TrapGad 7:00 pm Allen Arthur Kwesi 

For Tickets and to be a Vendor 
0543-312-999 
0249-311-137 
Retail Vendor 240 ghc (2 days)
Food Vendor 288 ghc (2 days)
T-shirt 35 ghc 
Proceeds benefits Malachi's International Ministries

Presented by: Queen Mrs. Alaina Paul-Mensah 
Queens of Africa United International Foundation 
An International Event Coordinator 
Chef Alaina Beignets Gourmet Foods 
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The connection between Ghana and New Orleans in America with Sweet Potatoes and Yams Festival 

Article

By: Queen Mrs. Alaina Paul-Mensah Native born New Orleans

Why are we having our Sweet Potatoes and Yams Fest Celebration in Accra Ghana?

Accra is the Capital of Ghana where many come from all different regions of Africa to do business, trades and network.

Therefore at this time The Arts Center, Centre of National Culture  that assist in stimulating the Ministry of Tourism seems to be the ideal location to have our Festivities.

Sweet potatoes and yams are the  "vegetable crop" foods some of our ancestors took to the United Kingdom and America when they were sold by some high deity kings on Cape Coast and taken by force by some British Rebels during the Atlantic Slave Trade.

You may be thinking all our ancestors were taken aboard in shackles and chains. Not true, some Africans were seen as good workers and worked with the British to help transport our ancestors and to keep them in order doing their long journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Some Africans that have not been educated correctly will say Black Americans sold them into slavery.  We, the decendants of your ancestors from Ghana and Nigeria did not sell you into slavery, we were not born at that time when slavery took place therefore how are we to have sold you Into slavery? 

Slavery was going from the Arabs before it started on the coastline of Ghana.  It was then high deity Kings in Ghana that sold their own people into Slavery first.

On their journey these selected African overseers had to teach the British on what foods our African ancestors ate. This is one of the ways how the vegetable crops sweet potatoes and yams were introduced further in the American and British cultures.

Our Ancestors ate Sweet Potatoes and Yams because it was a cheap food an during slavery they were poor, they could not afford a higher grade of food so they ate Sweet Potatoes and Yams. Sweet potatoes and yams filled their stomachs and gave them the natural vitamins needed to endure the long hot days of working sun up to sun down in the crop fields. Many of our ancestors after slavery settled in Louisiana in such cities as New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Donaldsonville, an States such as Atlanta, Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, Southern Carolina, Washington DC, New York, California with cities such as Sacramento, Oakland, Los Angeles and the Caribbean Islands such as Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican and Republic 

Sweet potatoes and yams are eaten worldwide by many cultures. 

Here are some of the health benefits of why you should eat more Sweet Potatoes and Yams verse eating a white potato or what many know as chips and french fries.

In America we might only eat this veggie at Thanksgiving, but sweet potatoes are full of nutrients that make them worth having all year long.

They are naturally sweet roots in the morning glory family. It is said Native Americans from the 12 tribes were already growing sweet potatoes prior to the Atlantic Slave trade to America in 1492, these veggies are said to have grew in prior in Peru as early as 750 B.C. 

This vegetable crop was named by Adam in the garden of Eden. Jehovah God gave Adam the authority to name all the crops and animals we enjoy and eat today.  

This naturally sweet  "vegetable crop" was given by Jehovah God to our African Ancestors in the beginning of time when he created the heavens an the earth.
 
In America our African Ancestors were able to quickly relate to Sweet Potatoes being grown from Native Americans because it was a familiar vegetable crop grown and eaten from different regions in their native country Africa and to specify a couple countries Ghana and Nigeria.

There are hundreds of types of sweet potatoes. Some have white or cream-colored flesh. Others are yellow, red, or purple. The "Covington" is the variety you're most likely to find at the store. It has pink skin and bright orange pulp.

While yams and sweet potatoes may look alike, a true yam is a tuber vegetable, like a regular potato.

Scientific study defines
Nutrients per Serving
One sweet potato has:

Calories: 112
Fat: 0.07 grams
Carbohydrates: 26 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Fiber: 3.9 grams
Vitamins and Minerals
Just one sweet potato gives you 400% of the vitamin A you need each day. This helps keep your eyes healthy as well as your immune system, your body's defense against germs. It's also good for your reproductive system and organs like your heart and kidneys.

Good for our health 
Sweet potatoes are rich in:

B vitamins
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Calcium
Iron
Magnesium
Phosphorus
Potassium
Thiamin
Zinc
Natural compounds called carotenoids give sweet potatoes their rich color. Carotenoids are also antioxidants, which means they have the power to protect your cells from day-to-day damage.

Health Benefits
Sweet potatoes earned the name "superfood" because of the amount of nutrients they have. Studies show they may help with:

Cancer. Carotenoids in sweet potatoes might lower your risk for cancer. Purple sweet potatoes are high in another natural compound called anthocyanin that might lower your chances of getting colorectal cancer.

Sweet potatoes is also an excellent source for baby food in growing with good nutritions.

Therefore Queen Mrs. Alaina Paul-Mensah alone with her Eutourage are presenting in Accra Ghana May 22 and May 23, 2021 the Celebration of our ancestors from Africa and returning descendants from America in eating our delicious, naturally Sweet Potatoes and Yams. After "400 years" we are reconnecting our stolen African culture in reuniting in LOVE and UNITY especially with the Black Americans tribe; however all 12 tribes are invited from around the world with the enjoyment of eating our good Healthy vegetable crop known as Sweet Potatoes and Yams.

Tickets and purchase of foods at our event will go to Queen Mrs. Alaina Paul-Mensah selected NGO Malachi's International Ministries and other Ministries she collaborates with that assist the orphans, the elderly, the widows and those in distress situations. Purchase hand tickets
1916-477-4171 (whatsapp)
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+233-543-312-999
+233-249-3111-37

If you can't come please consider a monetary donation to help further our mission projects in helping rebuild our broken relationships in Ghana and Africa
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Ticket Price: Tickets in ghc 1 Adult Admission 10 ghc, 1 Youth Admission 5 ghc, Vendor 120 ghc 

Ticket prices are different for USA and othe not in Ghana unless you have paid your membership to our organization $10 usd, 57.48 ghc, $5 youth 28.74 ghc, $50 vendor 287.42 

If you are buying online please buy the appropriate tickets, please have your Ghana I.D ready to present with your ticket for correct Admission fee.



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