The history of Africa is uncertain due to the custom of African tribes to pass traditions
orally. As a result, the origin of the Ga-Adangbe people is uncertain. One generally
accepted theory suggests that the proto-Ga-Adangbe people migrated west across the
Accra plains from somewhere near Nigeria. Another belief is that the proto-Ga-Adangbe
came from beyond the West African coast. Despite uncertainty involving the origin
of the ancestors of the Ga-Adangbe, it is widely accepted that they had settled
in the Accra plains by the thirteenth century.