Meaning of Krobo

The name “Krobo” is of Akan origin and is derived from the term “Kro-obo-so-Foɔ”, meaning “Town of rock/mountain dwellers”.

Historical accounts indicate that Krobos originated from Western Nigeria, southwest of the River Ogun.

The Krobos under the leadership of Madza and Aklo Muase settled in a newly discovered plateau with steep sides and a few entry points. The mountain later became known as “Klo yo” (Krobo Mountain). Once on the mountain, additional Dangme and even alien races escaping from tribal wars like the Akan as well as some Ewe groups were ritually admitted.

The Mountain became the cultural and ritual centre for the Krobo people. In fact missionaries who visited the mountain stated that the architecture was nothing like what they had seen in Africa before.