About Us

Ama Essien Johnson

Born in New York and raised in Harlem, Ama is a first generation African American born to Ghanaian parents, hailing from Winneba and Takoradi. I am a mother of three young men, an educator and founder of Ubuntu Institute for Global Learning.

One of my heart’s purposes is to create a bridge between Africa and diasporal Africans. Let us share the wonders of Ghana and beyond. We welcome all first timers! Ama currently lives in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Raphael Otinkrah Ankrah

Born in Jamestown, Accra, I’m a proud father of twin boys and a passionate expert in tourism, CrossFit training and helping others.
I have keen interest and knowledge about cultural festivals, historical sites and exhilarating activities, which gives me an edge in providing the best touring experience for you!
I have guided UN diplomats, Hollywood actors, tourists, and those living in Ghana for longer stays.

Through our tours, we connect the diaspora to the wonders of the motherland, we educate, and we enlighten and share knowledge within the motherland. Raphael currently lives in Accra, Ghana.


Who we are !

Dame Dame Tours provides services for those new to the motherland among others! That’s our SPECIALTY.

Our exceptional curated tours take you from the urban neighborhoods of Accra in the central region, to Mt. Afadjato and Akosombo in the Volta Region, to the markets of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. We also visit Takoradi or Tadi as the locals say it in the Western region and motorcycle city, Tamale in the Northern region. 

Meaning Behind Our Logo

The Dame Dame Adinkra symbol represents the ability to plan ahead and make sound choices and reflects the significance of giving things some thought before acting and acting in a manner that is calculated in everyday life.

The Dame Dame Adinkra symbolizes Intelligence, Strategy, Ingenuity it is a game of life, planning, process, and strategic direction.


In West Africa, particularly in modern-day Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, the Adinkra symbols find their origins. These symbols were utilized by the Asante (or Ashanti) peoples, adorning various mediums such as cloth, pottery, and metalwork. As British colonial rule reached West Africa, the Asante people vigorously resisted, possibly contributing to the preservation of their cultural traditions and symbolism.

Named ‘adinkra,’ these symbols draw meaning from the Twi language spoken by the Asante people, signifying ‘farewell’ or ‘goodbye.’ Consequently, Adinkra cloth held significant importance, frequently donned during important ceremonies, particularly funerals. These symbols are intricately intertwined with the deep-rooted history, beliefs, and rituals of the Asante community.

Each symbol encapsulates a concise set of ideas, making Adinkra cloth a medium for personalized narratives. Through bespoke patterns, wearers could convey their stories to those familiar with the symbolic language. Remarkably, these symbols and their meanings endure to this day.

Despite contemporary advancements enabling the mass production of Adinkra cloth with vibrant colors and modern techniques, traditional weaving and printing methods persist. Handcrafted Adinkra cloth, crafted with natural inks and traditional processes, remains accessible, ensuring the preservation of cultural heritage and craftsmanship.

Our tours connect, educate, enlighten, and liberate…

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