Sunday, December 16, 2012
activities. The musical concerts have started and fashion enthusiasts
have been served with a welcoming number of bazaars. Among the fashion events lined up for this year is the 3 Days To Christmas Sip and Shop Fashion Event.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
|Joey B and Edem entertaining the audience|
Monday, November 12, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
|The cover of the book and Prof. Halifu Osumare|
Thursday, October 11, 2012
|Kokui and Patric|
Monday, October 8, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
The Challenge, the educational reality competition which seeks to give brilliant promising young Ghanaian University graduates a chance to compete for a fully paid scholarship at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland returns this weekend with Season 4 and this time with a new host.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
|Photo Credit: KwakuDavid Photography|
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The onset of Social Media has brought with it an appreciable level of new friendships and meetings on a virtual platform. It is now relatively easier to be friends with or followers of certain people and to kind of have an interpersonal discussion with them on various issues. However, social media as a marketing tool is still quiet new to majority of people.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Oh I got your attention ha? What? You wish you had read wrongly? No, you didn’t. I sleep around, like really, seriously. See, it is my favorite fun activity and I must admit I enjoy it a whole lot, you have no idea.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
|(Landscapes in Ghana)|
|Sunset at Sea-Men drawing their fishing net|
Tis true that our human nature makes it difficult sometimes to forgive and to forget. But the God in us should make it easy. Sometimes, some people hurt us and we are able to easily forgive them and move on. Such people are needed by us as much as they need us. Let us consider ourselves as a tree.
This man taught me from JSS one to JSS three. He taught us much more than the usual English curriculum that the GES gave us. He stuck to the curriculum alright but always went further than our level.
This month of May has unconsciously brought memories. Memories I do not want to throw out. Memories I want to keep.
This month of May marks three years since we completed our studies at the College of Art and Social Sciences, Department of Communication Design, Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology, Kumasi.
Mondays on Facebook are inundated with motivational quotes and status updates, possibly giving enough energy for the coming week. Tuesdays come with a continuation of the Monday status’ updates. Still quite high on motivation.
For one thing, every woman, naturally, is a submissive woman. Seriously. If you are the man you are supposed to be, she will be the woman she is supposed to be.
(This piece was inspired by an excerpt from Michelle McKinney Hammond)
Age is just a number so am not going to give any age limits here. But then let’s see, . .you are next to the only single person amongst your friends, you no longer get their companionship for a boys day out. You don’t get to shop with the girls anymore and even if you do, they buy diapers and baby food and wipes while you are left, primarily with an apple in your shopping basket!
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
It was back in 2007. I was then having my academic industrial attachment at Ultra Films in Bubuashie. In the same building as Ultra Films was Oxygen, a brand & design firm run by Nana K. With my very curious self, I usually wondered why the seemingly shy designer almost always walked with his head bowed. He never talked much, not that I heard and he locks himself up when he is in a design mood! The design of his from that time, which I remember is a small sticker for the Ghana@50 celebrations.
Monday, January 9, 2012
This is Africa. We do not adopt children. A woman must make her own else she will not be woman enough. Her husband will be ridiculed and he may be pressured to have children with another woman. The childless woman will be considered a witch. Childlessness could be a barren woman, or a woman whose children keep dying for one reason or the other. She is a doctor, and has had two miscarriages for a reason only known to her and a friend. She lets her partner suffer too because they have a situation none of them can help. Because of this condition, and society, she wanted to stop marriage despite the heart throbbing love she feels for her man. She knew the pressure of constantly losing her children could swallow her.
There is this American woman living in Ghana. She came here to heal. She had a bad childhood and grew up to become a spiteful mother to her own child despite not ever wanting to be so. She could care less about her own crying baby. Her own childhood was tormenting her and she had no control. She did something back in the States which she now regrets. She has to however live with it and yet find courage to face her demons. She has to go back to the States and face her twelve year old “nightmare.” Through her two other friends, she finds courage, embraces herself and decides to go back.
Then there is a woman, who has long been suffering from a health condition which neither she nor her husband knew how bad it is. She does get pregnant but for some reason, the society still considers her barren. Coincidentally, the piece of land she inherited from her parents is as barren as her womb. Her mother in law gave her no peace, called her a witch at any opportunity and made her feel bad. But she had a husband who loved her. A man who chose her over his mother and stood up to put his mother out of his home so his wife will have peace.
These are the stories of the three main women in Leila Djansi’s new movie, Ties That Bind. The premiere was held at the National Theater on the 30th of December and the turnout was very impressive. As the movie film rolled, and judging from the audience response, it was clear that indeed people were enjoying the movie. Women, childbirth, African customs and tradition, beliefs and love are the themes that intertwined beautifully to tell this story.
The set for the movie was very much like we will see in most of our villages and smaller towns and even in parts of the bigger towns. The language was comical and engaged a brilliant mix of some local languages with English. The subtitles were definite and without flamboyance. A lot of emotions came to play as the movie rolled with the most emotional part being when one of the characters run so fast that her friend had to struggle to keep up. Where was she going? I heard people ask. The next scene and her language got the entire auditorium to be quite, very quiet. As her friend complained about her sorrows, she took her to the barren land that carried the secret of her scorn and her bitterness.
Ghanaian, Ama K Abebrese, Nigerian, Omotola Jolade Ekeinde and American Kimberly Eliseare the three main leads in the movie. With captivating acting skills and beautiful directing by Leila Djansi, they played their roles and told the story of how some, and infact most women suffer from child-related issues. Hw ignorant some of our cultural practices are and how we even mistreat the sick and women in labor by taking them to churches, The Holy Fire Church, in this instance, while we downplay the effectiveness of orthodox medicine.
Leila, who triples as the writer and producer of this movie also made use of a beautiful array of old Ghanaian actors. Indeed one does not need recurrent scenes to make an impact in a movie. Grace Nortey’s one scene and barely two line language accompanied with her facial and bodily expressions were too effective to be ignored. Kofi Middleton-Mends and Kofi Adjololo also had cameo roles. John Dumelo, David Dontoh and musician Paulina Oduro had recurrent roles. Rapper Okyeame Quame also had a cameo role as a comedian.
Ties That Bind is what I classify as a fiction but too real to be so. Such situations are still happening and am grateful that this director chose to tell our story as is happening without flowery and poetic language and over glamorous costumes, which by the way hardly exist now, even in our palaces.
Leila Afua Djansi, kudos. Indeed, am bound by your Ties That Bind!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Some say good girls fall in love with bad boys. Some say good boys cannot take care of their women because they are often boring. Some, and I dare say majority of women would love a mix of these two. But yet, the number of good girls who keep falling for bad boys seemingly keeps growing. For this, and on this subject is the entire theme of Irene Logan’s “My mind dey” track.
With the piano and guiter starting and the drums joining in, this beautiful jazzy love tune has been replaying in my head ever since I heard it in Adams’ Apples Chapter six.
The lyrics begin with Irene’s sultry voice singing, “Boy I love you. . . I no dey lie. . . boy I need you. . . cant deny. . . when you no dey. . . my heart dey go. . . when am with you. . . I don’t wanna go. . . I don’t wanna go my baby. . . ooooohhhh. . . . boy I feel you. . . I no dey lie. . . boy I need you. . . cant deny. . . when we kiss. . . it feels like heaven . . .when we touch. . . I don’t wanna go. . . I don’t wanna go my baby. . . .Boy my mind dey for you boy my heart dey I no fit how I miss you my baby boy my mind dey for you boy my heart dey I no fit how I miss you my baby. . . . . .
Of course while enjoying the love and company of such persons you will have some friends and family advising you against them. The man might not be suitable for society’s expectation and well, your friends and family might mean well and get your head, but seriously, if only they could say that to your heart. . . and so Irene’s beautiful voice continues to indulge in her love professing for her man. . .
“Friends dey talk say. . . make I leave you, . .. Friends dey talk say. . . you will never come, . . but when you are around, . . things dey better. . . hell I miss you, . . oh I don’t want to go my baby. . . Boy my mind dey for you boy my heart dey, . . I no fit how I miss you my baby, . . boy my mind dey for you boy my heart dey . . .I no fit how I miss you my baby. . .”
Irene is so in love with this man she is singing about in this track. I bet a lot more females will find themselves connecting with Irene on this record. He may not fit into your family and friends expectations but heck your heart is chasing him, and so Irene continues and tells him. . . “Baby I want your love, . . I need your love . . .oooooooo don’t leave me out. . . baby baby come closer now, . . put your arms around me baby, . . . don’t leave me out it’s so cold. . . Don’t leave me out it’s so cold. . . don’t leave me out it’s so cold . . .I want you baby. . . baby its so cold don’t leave me out. . . it’s so cold. . . Aw) di me oh, . . .aw) di me oh don’t leave me out it’s so cold. . . put your arms around me. . . show me that you love me only. . . oh baby am tired . . . in the cold. . . . . .