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Chale Wote art festival takes over Ghana's capital, Accra

Artists, photographers and street performers from around the world have taken over the streets of Ghana's capital, Accra for the past week for the annual Chale Wote street art festival in the suburb of James Town.
Chale Wote art festival takes over Ghana's capital, Accra

Artist Jalud Rashid wore a costume made from polythene bags to highlight the importance of recycling plastic waste.
Chale Wote art festival takes over Ghana's capital, Accra

This traditional outfit from the Ga ethnic group is known as Otofo, as showcased by artist Edmond Lartey.
Chale Wote art festival takes over Ghana's capital, Accra

Ghanaian Artist Botchwey was one of those painting in public...
Chale Wote art festival takes over Ghana's capital, Accra

Here, Botchwey wanted to raise awareness about vitiligo, a skin condition characterised by patches of the skin losing their pigment. Victims of the disease have often been discriminated against...
Chale Wote art festival takes over Ghana's capital, Accra

He also displayed this painting calling for children to be protected so they can achieve their potential.
Chale Wote art festival takes over Ghana's capital, Accra

Sylvester Otoo's artwork reflects the name of the Chale Wote festival, which literally means: "My friend let's go". It also means sandals in Ghana.
Chale Wote art festival takes over Ghana's capital, Accra

Gideon Osei Adams used his ghoulish costume to inform people about the need to be humble and respectful when you're still alive. When you die, it will be too late to right all the wrongs, he said.
Chale Wote art festival takes over Ghana's capital, Accra

Don't take life too seriously. Take it easy and everything will be fine. That's the message Ishmael Amu wanted to convey.
Chale Wote art festival takes over Ghana's capital, Accra

A typical traditional Ghanaian outfit worn by fetish priests which portrays the ability to see beyond the physical.
Chale Wote art festival takes over Ghana's capital, Accra

Francis Oko Armah, a youth activist, dressed in a unique outfit made of condoms, wanted to raise awareness about the spread of HIV and Aids in Ghana.
Chale Wote art festival takes over Ghana's capital, Accra

Ghanaian artist Tetebotankali portrays how the street art festival has brought together different artists from across Africa and beyond.
Chale Wote art festival takes over Ghana's capital, Accra

Muhasim Hamza's art works delves into the controversial politics of the Middle East.
Chale Wote art festival takes over Ghana's capital, Accra

Sculptor Stephen Allotey kneads clay until it is a perfect resemblance of his subject.
All pictures by the BBC's Thomas Naadi
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