Humans of Accra

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Inspired by the work of Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York, Humans of Accra shows you all the beautiful people in Accra.
It is with a whole lot of mixed feelings that I have to announce that I will not be able to continue with this project for the mean time due to other commitments that I have. I started this project a little over a year when I found Humans of New York and fell in love with it. I decided to try it out here in Accra and the response has just been amazing. I have met different people from different backgrounds with unique stories. It has been an amazing experience and I wish I could continue to do it but unfortunately, life is taking me toward another direction. That explains the dormancy of this page for the past few months.Don’t despair so soon, I had a thought of accepting contributions or to leave the page for another person to administer and post various contributions from you guys out there. If you buy into the idea, then that is great. We can keep this page running and show the world the beauty that resides in Accra and it’s people. It’s been great knowing all of you. To those who sent me messages, commented and liked every post, to the followers and those who just scrolled past the posts, to the media houses The Stream - Al Jazeera America and the rest, to the friends I made, I say a big THANK YOU! You do not know how much you have changed my life this past year. I will be back (soon I hope).PS: If you are wondering what I will be doing while I’m away, well, a little bit of school (actually a lot, lol), work and other projects (Seasoned Magazine). These are my profiles:Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bineyyawlovesjesusdoyouTwitter - still @humansofaccra Instagram - @SeasonedghFollow me if you want to. Peace and love. Signed,Your street photographer - Yaw Biney

It is with a whole lot of mixed feelings that I have to announce that I will not be able to continue with this project for the mean time due to other commitments that I have. I started this project a little over a year when I found Humans of New York and fell in love with it. I decided to try it out here in Accra and the response has just been amazing. I have met different people from different backgrounds with unique stories. It has been an amazing experience and I wish I could continue to do it but unfortunately, life is taking me toward another direction. That explains the dormancy of this page for the past few months.

Don’t despair so soon, I had a thought of accepting contributions or to leave the page for another person to administer and post various contributions from you guys out there. If you buy into the idea, then that is great. We can keep this page running and show the world the beauty that resides in Accra and it’s people. 

It’s been great knowing all of you. To those who sent me messages, commented and liked every post, to the followers and those who just scrolled past the posts, to the media houses The Stream - Al Jazeera America and the rest, to the friends I made, I say a big THANK YOU! You do not know how much you have changed my life this past year. I will be back (soon I hope).

PS: If you are wondering what I will be doing while I’m away, well, a little bit of school (actually a lot, lol), work and other projects (Seasoned Magazine). 

These are my profiles:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bineyyawlovesjesusdoyou
Twitter - still @humansofaccra 
Instagram - @Seasonedgh

Follow me if you want to. 
Peace and love. 
Signed,
Your street photographer - Yaw Biney

nakedsoulproject: I am so elated! So proud! So happy I found you! Thank you for showcasing my homeland 👏👏👏

Thank you too!

The FIFA World Cup starts tomorrow people! 32 teams, 32 days, one cup. Who wins the World Cup this time around. Top us with your favourite teams. #WorldCup #Brazil #Brazil2014

The FIFA World Cup starts tomorrow people! 32 teams, 32 days, one cup. Who wins the World Cup this time around. Top us with your favourite teams. #WorldCup #Brazil #Brazil2014

When I came to Accra after Seconday School, I was staying with my sister and her husband. You know the pressures of life began to set in, and I was asked to move out even when I wasn’t prepared to. I had to work in a restaurant to pay my fees and go through school and now I have made it. Life is good.

When I came to Accra after Seconday School, I was staying with my sister and her husband. You know the pressures of life began to set in, and I was asked to move out even when I wasn’t prepared to. I had to work in a restaurant to pay my fees and go through school and now I have made it. Life is good.

hold-yourlove: absolutely love what you're doing! i visited Ghana last summer (Accra was one of the many places that I visited). Ghana is a beautiful country and should be displayed more through photography.. Keep up the good work.

Thank you very much. I’m getting back to the streets of Accra next week so expect more refreshing photos. Thanks again for following the blog.

goddessofallgods: I'm so happy I found your blog! ! Yeaaaaaaaah! ! Go Gh ♥

Thanks to you for following the blog champ! Let’s put Ghana on the map.

234 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped about two weeks ago by Boko Haram, a terrorist group based in Nigeria. I can only imagine what they are going through right now. A handful escaped to tell the story. This is heartbreaking and I weep for Africa. All they wanted was an education. Something must certainly be done about this. Two weeks is too much a time for no action to be done. #Bringbackourgirls #Nigeria

234 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped about two weeks ago by Boko Haram, a terrorist group based in Nigeria. I can only imagine what they are going through right now. A handful escaped to tell the story. This is heartbreaking and I weep for Africa. All they wanted was an education. Something must certainly be done about this. Two weeks is too much a time for no action to be done. #Bringbackourgirls #Nigeria

I am at BlogCamp14. If you happen to be there, do say hi.

"I have heard of Humans of Accra! So tell me, what do you really do?"

"I have heard of Humans of Accra! So tell me, what do you really do?"

Market day by George Quaenoo.

Market day by George Quaenoo.

naivety:

Accra, Ghana. November 2010.

naivety:

Accra, Ghana. November 2010.

"I can see you…" By @Johnnypanessa www.johnnypanessa.com

"I can see you…" By @Johnnypanessa www.johnnypanessa.com

"That player is good!", I heard them say behind me. I turned and nodded my head in agreement because they were right. I watched him constantly drive through the defense of his opponents and give them a hard time. Over here, he is tackled by three of his opponents and still manages to make his way through them to score.

"That player is good!", I heard them say behind me. I turned and nodded my head in agreement because they were right. I watched him constantly drive through the defense of his opponents and give them a hard time. Over here, he is tackled by three of his opponents and still manages to make his way through them to score.

"We are @easytaxigh and we are looking to provide a convenient, safe and fast taxi service to Ghanaians. If you download our app from the google play store or apple store, you will be able to request a taxi from wherever you are and track the taxi driver’s movement as well. His car number, name, photo, car type and phone number will be visible to you so you know the right taxi you requested is at your doorstep." 

"Really?" 

"Yes, so don’t worry if you lose your phone or valuables in an easy taxi, you will get it back!"

"We are @easytaxigh and we are looking to provide a convenient, safe and fast taxi service to Ghanaians. If you download our app from the google play store or apple store, you will be able to request a taxi from wherever you are and track the taxi driver’s movement as well. His car number, name, photo, car type and phone number will be visible to you so you know the right taxi you requested is at your doorstep."

"Really?"

"Yes, so don’t worry if you lose your phone or valuables in an easy taxi, you will get it back!"

I seldom get people calling me to photograph them especially footballers and their friends

I seldom get people calling me to photograph them especially footballers and their friends