The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89865   Message #1701522
Posted By: Kweku
24-Mar-06 - 03:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: 'Mudcat' and other Unusual Nicknames
Subject: RE: BS: 'Mudcat' and other Unusual Nicknames
well in Ghana and Africa in general, everybody has a nickname and it is given to you in either secondary school or in the home.

for instance any Akan in Ghana can be referred to as "K" because of the seven names in a week, six start with K.

as soon as you enter secondary school in Ghana,you are given an option by the seniors, to either pick a nickname for yourself or they will give you one.