Nala Damajanti was a circus artist so iconic that she became a goddess. Clearly not from her claimed native land of India, some sources suggest she may have been a woman from France named Émilie Poupon.
In the 1950s, many regions in Africa were starting to think about independence from their colonialist masters. The Gold Coast was a British colony, which was led into independence by Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972) in 1957. From then on, it was known as Ghana.