A rich businessman in Ghana pays the American R&B singer, Chris Brown, a whacking $1,000,000 to perform in Ghana. Couldn’t that money have gone on a more worthwhile cause?
Why do Africans celebrate Halloween when our societies hate witches and even kill them? If Halloween had African roots, Africans today would call it “juju” or “muti” and would not celebrate it.
To show your support, publicly, for any one party in Ghana can be a very dangerous game. Right now, as Ghanaians again prepare to go to the polls, I want to speak out.
By the time you read this reflection, the hype that was the London 2012 Olympics will be fading in many a memory. But the issues surrounding Africa’s performance (or lack of it) at the Games will still be very much alive for most of us.
It is hard staying honest in a world in which, by some accounts, honesty does not pay. Some of the people who run the world are dishonest. They cannot be trusted to keep their word on anything they say. So what is the motivation to stay honest?
George Walker Bush Highway. Really? Why would anybody in any country of the world want to name a street or a road, a major one at that, after former American President George W Bush? Therefore, for Ghana, a country in West Africa, to name a major road after him is shocking, disappointing and totally incomprehensible.
The Western world is so obsessed with children’s rights, it forgets their negative effects. My son would never think about talking back to his teacher in Ghana because he knows it would be frowned upon. But in the UK, he thinks he can do it because other children do it. No way, that shouldn’t be allowed.
A time comes when less talk and more action is needed. And it is now! After ranting and raving ad infinitum about “the myth of beauty” that the modern black woman has been led to buy into (that we need to relax or weave our hair to be considered beautiful or simply to get ahead in life), I have moved one step to set up a website to celebrate natural hair. Check us out at www.MissProudlyNatural.co.uk.
Blakofe left Ghana for the United Kingdom at the age of 10. She returned 15 years later and has since became a household name due to her involvement in successful television and radio programmes as well as live entertainment shows.
Blakofe is also an award winning Writer (‘Best Journalist 2011 by the Ghana/UK Society Media Awards), Stand-Up comedienne and Actress who has had the opportunity to work across Africa and the UK.