Ghana celebrates the 50th anniversary of independence from British rule on 6 March.
The transformation of the country formerly known as the Gold Coast into Ghana was a landmark event for Africa.
London barrister Sam Akwagyiram, 67, was a teenager in Ghana in 1957.
He attended celebrations in the capital Accra where he watched Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah give speeches to usher in the birth of a new nation.
Interview by Alexis Akwagyiram. Audio slideshow produced by Dominic Bailey.