Chale Wote Festival 2018 ©

Sylvernus Darku

Chale Wote (a common term for flip flops, which also means ‘Man, let’s go!’ in Ga) was established by entrepreneurs Mantse Aryeequaye and Sionne Neely in 2011, a year after they formed ACCRA(dot)ALT, a platform for supporting Ghana’s emerging creative industries across a range of programming and content creation. What began as a community gathering in Jamestown with a mission to encourage a sustainable creative industry via local visual arts, music, dance, film, fashion and performance, now attracts upward of 20,000 visitors for a week-long, city-wide festival.