January 11, 2018
A coin with a goat inscribed

Read this to be the GOAT this Year

Contrary to the popular beliefs of those who do not know, the GOAT is not […]
January 11, 2018

My First Sex Experience

Usually, most people would love to hide behind the scenes and would rather not indulge […]
January 10, 2018
Working with clay

Clay in the Potter’s Hand

Before we talk about clay, it’s the beginning of another year and many people have […]
January 9, 2018
African Union should help migrant slaves in Libya

RIO’s Open Letter to the African Union

Distinguished African Union, Greetings. We hereby introduce RIO, Refugee Integration Organisation, that helps Refugees, Persons […]
December 28, 2017
Christmas Decorations

What Christmas is NOT!

First of all, Christmas is not about the birth of Jesus. Let me just put […]
December 26, 2017
A black Christmas wallpaper

A Black Christmas

Whoever promised that Christmas always brings joyful memories must have forgotten to add that there […]
December 25, 2017
Christmas Gifts

All We Feel Is Christmas

Christmas is here!!!! December always promises to be great. A special kind of feeling in […]
December 25, 2017
Santa and Jesus Take a Selfie

When Santa Met Jesus

‘Twas the night before Christmas. Jesus had thought really hard about honouring the invitation from […]
December 25, 2017

A Christmas in Adenta – Part III

This is the final part of a 3-part Christmas story. Click here for Part II […]
December 25, 2017
Christmas Tree Gifts

The Message Behind Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching and I guess everybody is making preparations towards it. Christmas, as […]
December 25, 2017
Jesus dancing; Funny Christmas Card

Was There Ever a Christ in Christmas?

As a kid, I really enjoyed Christmas. The part about not going to school made […]
December 22, 2017
AYAT in the Kudi Music video

Kudi Music Video: The Mirror Between M.anifest and AYAT

Kudi is a word on struggle. Translating from Hausa into “money,” it is a theme […]
December 22, 2017
Man praying during Christmas

A Christmas in Adenta – Part II

This is the second part of a 3-part Christmas story. Click here for Part I […]
December 20, 2017
Man kneeling in front of a cross

A Christmas in Adenta – Part I

“Lord God, I really want to change. It’s Christmas. Please, help me. I don’t know […]
December 19, 2017

Merry Christmas from Zongo

I have this friend in Madina Zongo who always says to me, “May Allah accept […]
December 18, 2017
Street hawking in traffic in Ghana

Traffic in Ghana: The Street Hawker’s Santa

On the busy roads of Ghana, when the traffic lights shine bright red, and every […]
December 9, 2017

Another Risk Called Libya

A few weeks ago, a friend and I decided to stop by a bar. The […]
December 9, 2017

Ghana, the World’s Electronic Graveyard – Myth or Reality

Apparently, Ghana is the foremost cemetery for electronics worldwide. Or so several reports have more […]
October 27, 2017

Pencils In The Hands of God II

Last week, I wrote an article on one of Madam Teresa’s quotes which says “We are all pencils in the hand of God”. I outlined the purpose of the pencil which is to leave marks on a surface in
October 23, 2017

Onyankopon Inspires a Japanese Anime

There’s a good chance you’re definitely familiar with ‘Onyankopon’ (Onyame-a god; Koro-one; Pon-great; meaning the only great god, besides whom no other
September 28, 2017

Who are Your Most Influential People?

What does it mean to be influential? Often, we are exposed to people who we deem as very influential in their respective fields or in society. Influential people are usually passionate, focused, caring, positive in their thinking and have a vibrant urge to affect the
September 26, 2017

Book Review: Words of the Wind

TITLE: Words of the Wind AUTHORS: Elikem M. Aflakpui and Leslie A. Akplah NO. OF […]
September 25, 2017

Monday Musings: Ghana’s Maritime Boundary Win

On Saturday, the 23rd of September, 2017, the International Tribunal of the Law of the […]
September 25, 2017

Free SHS: Who Needs It? Part 1

This September, the government has introduced its flagship project - free Senior High School (SHS) Education. This project has been hailed by almost all Ghanaians. The few who raise objections do not disagree with the project in principle; they disagree with the means.
September 23, 2017

The End of the World as We Know It, or Not!

So, the world began to end on Saturday, the 23rd of September 2017; according to David […]
September 21, 2017

I Died but I Live

I have a new phobia. I haven’t been a fan of phobias. In fact, I […]
September 21, 2017

Lessons I Have Learned From Internship Programs

One of my favourite quotes of all time is “Greatness is not achieved on a […]
September 19, 2017

Free SHS: Free Lunch?

Let me first start by telling you what I am not. I am not the naysayer, not the laggard, and definitely not the critic. All I am is a realist. The New Patriotic Party, which is the incumbent government, has recently launched the free SHS system which is to provide students who are b
September 19, 2017

You Can’t Afford to Miss the Digital Revolution

“Digital technologies permeate all spheres of our life, fundamentally shaping how we live, work, learn […]
September 18, 2017

Monday Musings: Is Free SHS What We Need?

This month, the NPP Government has begun rolling out its Free SHS policy with newly […]
September 18, 2017

Who Really Has the Right to Rule?

A long time ago, a certain wise man once observed: “every work that has been […]
September 11, 2017

Portrait of Ghana: A Portrait of Hope?

Hands open to reveal a rotating miniature earth cupped between, as a Voice Over teases: […]
September 8, 2017

Trapped

You invade my fantasy world Holding my hands; Tickling my mound A stir of laughter […]
September 7, 2017

Appreciating Effort

A little boy was introduced to a sport that he eventually fell in love with. […]
September 6, 2017

Ghana Police and Their Lawless Suspect Parades

It is a common practice in Ghana to see suspected criminals being paraded on television. […]
September 6, 2017

What UT and Capital Bank Can Learn from Nokia

There is the saying that “if you have never made a mistake or failed, you […]
September 5, 2017

What It Means for Ghana to Own a Radio Telescope

Ghana’s desire to become a space-faring nation became a reality when it successfully deployed its […]
September 5, 2017

How to Build Resilience in the Face of Disasters

On an early Monday morning on the 14th of August, 2017, residents of a suburb […]
September 1, 2017

Love Is in the Hair

It has been two months since my fiancée and I broke up and I can’t […]
September 1, 2017

A Coloratura of Words

It is an indescribable bewitchment; a sweetness that possesses your soul. It is an exhilarating […]
August 31, 2017

News Headlines and the Actual Story

There has always been the availability of a variety of sources when it comes to […]
August 31, 2017

The Rights of Homosexuals and their “Demonic Agenda”

On August 17, 2017, a group of Ghanaians living in Canada staged a protest to […]
August 29, 2017

Ghanaians Whose Autobiographies Are Long Overdue

There’s been the argument that Ghanaians don’t like to read. Whether that is true or […]
August 29, 2017

Is the Customer Always Right?

“I’ve always had an issue with our belief that “the customer is always right” and […]
August 24, 2017

Is the Teacher License Necessary?

It has been in the news that the National Teachers Council (NTC) of the Ministry […]
August 22, 2017

Politics Should Be for the Benefit of the People

When a group of people meets or comes together in any way, a leader is […]
August 22, 2017

Christian Worldview and the Legal System

“The good news about injustice is that God abhors it” (Haugen, 2009). This is the […]
August 21, 2017

MONDAY MUSINGS: Do Ghanaians live in a Bubble?

On Monday, the 14th of this month, a hillside in Regent, a mountain town on […]
August 17, 2017

Hurry Daddy Hurry

The clouds were a dark grey. The rain fell with the doom of a flood. […]
August 16, 2017

Tales of a College Freshman – Part 3

This brief review of some aspects of effective communication concludes the series of conversations from […]
August 15, 2017

HIV: Positive or Negative

It was all fun and exciting till that feeling of having a short lifespan left […]
August 15, 2017

The Road to Solar Power in Ghana

Perhaps, more than anyone else, we have the sun. Yet, even so, more than anyone […]
August 9, 2017

Tales of a College Freshman – Part 2

This brief review of some aspects of effective communication presents the second of three conversations […]
August 8, 2017

Ghana’s Movie Industry is A Dying Industry

In a previous post, I emphasized how the way the rest of the world views […]
August 8, 2017

Are Beauty Pageants A Popularity Contest?

It’s that time of the year again… Beauty Pageant Season….. As a young girl, I […]
August 7, 2017

The Church and Money: Reviewing the ICGC incident

Yes, let’s talk about that recent controversy. Let’s, however, first clear the air by noting […]
August 4, 2017

Writing about Writing

“Two-eleven pm,” I screamed at George leaving a hint of annoyance in my tone. Even […]
August 4, 2017

What Does a Wedding Ceremony Remind You of?

I don’t know about you but I must say that I have been a huge […]
August 3, 2017

The Socialist Ideal

Socialism is one of many collectivist camps that have gained prominence, especially with intellectuals. Isn’t […]
August 2, 2017

The Dark Side of Being a Returnee

“When death finds you, may it find you ALIVE” – African Proverb I really felt […]
August 2, 2017

Why Should One Give Offering In Church?

There has been a lot of conundrum in recent times about the issue of tithing […]
August 1, 2017

We Should All Be Humanists

Growing up as a child, the closest I came to a war zone were the little […]
August 1, 2017

Tales of a College Freshman – Part 1

This brief review of some aspects of effective communication serves to introduce the first of […]
July 31, 2017

Africa: Grow Dirty Now, Clean up Later?

In his Middle-earth Legendarium, Tolkien succeeds in painting an engrossing picture — albeit a fabricated […]
July 26, 2017

Behold the Rise of African Speculative Fiction

“There has always been imaginative storytelling in Africa.” Geoff Charles Ryman, a three times literary […]
July 25, 2017

Art Tension in Ghana

The opinion the rest of the world has about a group of people depends largely […]
July 25, 2017

Do Local Institutions Impact Street Vending?

Local municipal authorities are responsible for improving the living conditions of city dwellers by providing […]
July 24, 2017

Monday Musings: Ghana Continues to Fail Rashida

When I wrote “Monday Musings: Rashida’s Fame: Ghana’s Shame” last year, I sincerely thought that […]
July 21, 2017

The Danger of Shortcuts

“Driver, stop the car!” she ordered. “You”, pointing to the passenger at the other end […]
July 20, 2017

The Youth and Politics

Politics is one thing young people don’t want to discuss. They’re either too busy on […]
July 20, 2017

A Review of The Write Right Seminar

Saturday, the 15th of July, 2017 wasn’t just an ordinary Saturday. The “Write Right” seminar, […]
July 18, 2017

The Devil in My Name

“A name represents identity, a deep feeling and holds tremendous significance to its owner” ~ […]
July 17, 2017

Monday Musings: France’ Role in Africa’s Problems

Even though European colonialism of Africa was practised by different countries, the ideologies behind the […]
July 17, 2017

What Constitutes a Poor Country to You?

The concept of poverty means different things to different people although there are standard ways […]
July 11, 2017

Womanly Things : Thinking Out Loud

My friend, Kwabena, said he would have had deep regrets if he had come out […]
July 10, 2017

Hunger Amid Bountiful Food

To understand the discussion of hunger and issues of food security, the following preamble is […]
July 10, 2017

Monday Musings: Supporting Ghanaian Art

Social media-verse had been twiddling its thumbs for too long. The 44.4% and John 3:16 […]
July 10, 2017

What a Storm over Ghana Looks Like from Space!

A Storm over Ghana ? Yes you got that right. Slant the vertical map of […]
July 3, 2017

Monday Musings: There Is Still Hope

If Independence Day were to take a cursory look at some of the programs on […]
June 30, 2017

Change

Gone! The days when I was fragile When I spoke not and never swore When […]
June 28, 2017

The First Day of an Intern

After I was through with the interview, I was instructed to report at 8 am […]
June 26, 2017

Monday Musings – Fixing Ghana

While waiting for a friend at Madina yesterday, I got into a tête-a-tête with a […]
June 19, 2017

Shine the Light on What Deserves the Spotlight

There have been many times people have registered their displeasure on why a certain issue, […]
June 19, 2017

Monday Musings: CAF Should Appreciate African Players

Avid football fans will relate to some of my most iconic memories of watching football. […]
June 14, 2017

Opportunities in Ghana: My Internship

It always feels good to have unemployment out of your daily worries, but earning that […]
June 12, 2017

The Happiest Day of My Life

Back in primary school, our teachers often gave us some very interesting essay topics to […]
June 12, 2017

Monday Musings: A Tale of Two Cities

On the morning of August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrine made landfall hitting the Gulf Coast […]
June 7, 2017

Ghana: The Pervasive Acts Of Indiscipline

Ghanaians are currently in a state of morbidity and horror over the brutal murder of […]
June 5, 2017

Long Road

You stand before the lake with your life in your hands The trees whistle in […]
June 5, 2017

Monday Musings: Justice For Captain Mahama

I had hoped for a more upbeat return for Monday Musings. Even as I considered […]
June 1, 2017

A Forgotten Man

“Mr Nii Amartey, congratulations,” I said this with admiration, no hint of exaggeration. He was […]
June 1, 2017

Exposed

She stood behind her desk completely frozen and wide-eyed. Her bloodied hands were on her […]
May 31, 2017

Flashback to the Design Thinking Ghana Conference

For the first time, I attended an event which didn’t spoon feed me with information […]
May 24, 2017

Once Upon Money: The Story of Worth through Ages

Time is money. That is simply to say, time is a valuable resource; a resource […]
May 17, 2017

No roses, No thorns – Breakfast in peace

The gari was ‘soaked’, I left it on the rooftop for the sun to work […]
May 16, 2017

Punition Misplaced for Passion

The fear of people being poor or the mere fact of not getting one’s basic […]
May 15, 2017

Pedestrian Wahala

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May 14, 2017

On Mother’s Day: The Origin and Lesson

Mother’s Day is upon us and many around the world will bring to life their […]
May 14, 2017

A Mother’s Love is Irreplaceable

                 “My dear, my child, please, don’t go, […]
May 10, 2017

A Parable of a Tree: Why Every Business Needs Storytelling

Storytelling, you say? Isn’t storytelling that socio-cultural pursuit of narrating or even artfully contriving an […]