In every region or culture, there are always some stereotypes about the girls. The sentiments about the girls are believed by many as being true. Just like in any other region, Ghana also has its fair share of stereotypes. The following are 10 stereotypes about Ghana girls that are not necessarily true:
1. Kwahu Girls – Good Hearted and very Supportive
Girls from the Kwahu tribe have been known to be quite supportive especially to their husbands or spouses. In fact, many will go out of their way just to see their spouse succeed. They will even make financial sacrifices so as to make their men look good in the eyes of society.
2. Hausa Girls – Highly religious, good Cooks and Poor Kissers
Hausas are strong adherents to the Muslim faith. Therefore, the girls will also have very strong religious foundation. The girls are known to be quite beautiful and also good cooks. However, they pay little attention to the world of fashion. The girls are also known to be poor kissers.
3. Konkoba Girls – Strongly Adhere To traditions and Voodoo Beliefs
Girls from Konkoba tribe are said to be quite traditional. Modern or western culture is yet to catch up with them. They also have strong belief in voodoo magic and traditional rituals. In fact, the girls will not agree to marry outside their tribe.
4. Ewe Girls – Light-skinned and very beautiful
Girls from the tribe of Ewe are mostly light-skinned and also quite beautiful. Due to their beauty, they will be found in offices working as receptionists, customer care representatives, or secretaries. They make very good wives and are also good cooks. However, they strongly believe in voodoo power.
5. Mole-Dagbon Girls – Faithful and Well-mannered
Girls from the Mole-Dagbon tribe found in the Northern region of Ghana are faithful and well-mannered. They strictly adhere to their traditional beliefs, are very good cooks and great homemakers. They will never cheat on their spouses, and will even support his decision to marry a co-wife.
6. Fante Girls – Highly Educated, Sophisticated, and “Wifey” material
Girls from the Fante tribe are quite ambitious and work extra hard just to make the “big break” in life. They are amongst the most learned ladies in the region, and also hold important positions in government as well as other institutions. Their focus is also felt in the home as they make good wives.
7. Ashanti Girls – Modern and Go-getters
Girls from the Ashanti tribe are quite outgoing, westernised and go-getters. They are always in touch with modern fashion and always desire to have the fine things in life. In fact, from a young age, many girls dream of getting married to a man who has spent some considerable amount of time abroad. Locally the man is referred to as “BORGA.”
8. Ga Girls – Troublemakers and Reckless
It will not take a person long to single out a girl from the Ga tribe from a crowd. She will often be the loud-mouth who loves dirty talk. She are also careless about her appearance and what people around her perceive or think of her. Ga girls also don’t really mind staying in an untidy environment.
9. Ashanti Girls – Don’t Take Infidelity Lightly
Many girls from most tribes in Ghana will put up with a cheating husband or spouse and still remain faithful to him. This is usually part of the cultural upbringing. However, the Ashanti girl will never sit back and watch his man being unfaithful. In fact, people say that she will get back at you by inviting you to her wedding in a matter of days.
10. Krobo Girls – Gold Diggers, Loose Morals, and Infidels
The girls from the Krobo tribe seem to top the list of the “bad girls.” They love money more than life itself. Actually, they can kill just to get ahead in life. They also have loose morals and make up the largest percentage of prostitutes. They will also be quite unfaithful and may cheat on you with your close friend or brother.
Many people are probably shocked to discover that what they have believed to be true about girls in Ghana is actually not true. As a matter of fact, many have made judgments or opinions based on the stereotypes. The above list of 10 stereotypes about Ghanaian girls that are not necessarily true clearly illustrates how stereotypes still affects the modern society.