Chicago April 5 2014:The Ghanaian Community in Chicago gathered at the St. Ailbe’s Catholic Church, 9047 S. Harper Chicago, IL 60619 and honored one of its past pioneers, the late Nii Lante Okunka Blebodjan I.Nii Lante Okunka Blebodjan I was affectionately called Paa Lante. He was the first Chief (Mantse) of the GaDangme community in Chicago. He was installed in 1987 and inaugurated on June 8 2002. Nii Lante served with distinction until 2006. His pioneering activities with others resulted in the present day Ghanafest celebrations. He passed on to Glory this year at the age of 81.
Below: The late Nii Lante Okunka Blebodjan I (a.k.a Paa Lante)
Below: Frederica Buckman,current Chairman of the Ga-Dangbe Community Organization in Chicago