Call it what you want but the Atopa dance at the “Ahobaakese” festival is one dangerous thing for both male and female. However, dangerous it may be for the penile, buttocks and thighs, it is sexy also. The queen mother of Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region, Nana Abena Ewusiwaa II approves of it and says it is a part of the tradition.
According to the queen mother, the dance creates an atmosphere for men who are unable to propose to women, to do so.
“Some of the men are unable to propose to the girls, so this part of the festival gives them the opportunity to propose to the women they wish to marry,”
This is the famous Atopa Dance:
Leading to some people calling for the festival (Ahobaakese) to be scraped or banned, but Nana Abena Ewusiwaa II said the concerns raised by the public were pointless.
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