As a 10 year-old kid newly arrived in Lagos, Nigeria from Liverpool, England, I recall having a conversation with myself. At the time, I instinctively understood that if I was to be able to function properly in the future, being able to proficiently speak my father's language - Yoruba - was going to be inevitable. Trying hard to amend or rid myself of a half London and half Liverpool accent, I would listen intently to how the language was spoken around me and repeat what I heard, or what I thought I had heard, in my head. I was not always successful since what would come out of my mouth many times caused fits of laughter among friends.
In the aftermath of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) on Saturday, May 19, 2019 and the Daily Graphic publishing the pictures of Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy side by side, I got to know the difference!
One healthy news that came to Ghanaians last week Tuesday was the Presidential Assent to the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Ordinarily, the Presidential Assent for the Act to come into effect will call for celebration.
On June 4, 1979, young military officers and other ranks led by Flt Lt. Jerry John Rawlings undertook an Uprising (a mass revolt by junior officers and men of the Ghana Armed Forces) against the Military Regime, the Supreme Military Council (SMC).
Google search engine is part of me. I get solutions to a variety of issues from social, health, education and economics. For about a month, I was consistently experiencing severe headache and feeling dizzy.
A woman is a blessed creation. She has intuition like radar that makes her feel situations around her. She can do many activities at the same time because unlike a man, her brain is generalised. A woman is far more proficient in language than a man.
I stopped by a friend’s house the other weekend because I was in her area. As acceptable practice in our tradition, I did not give prior notice and assumed that she would be in and would not mind my stopping by.
Why did the President get involved personally in this Asamoah Gyan resignation and subsequent return saga? The need to assuage public disquiet over the removal of Gyan from the captaincy of our national team, the Black Stars, does not require presidential intervention.
Did you know that the achievement of the Mamfe Methodist Girls’ High School students who topped the whole world in the Senior Division of the May 16-18 World Robofest Championship in the USA is not the full story of Ghana’s glory at the event?
I have it on good authority that the biggest number of people arriving at Accident and Emergency departments in all hospitals and clinics in the country are motorbike riders and those they have been in contact with.
Standardisation is essential for socio-economic development in every nation but its importance is not fully acknowledged and appreciated by the citizenry, so there is the need to elaborate in clear terms how the elements of quality infrastructure can help us derive maximum benefits from it.
When asked what may be the greatest reason behind our glorious retrogression as a people, a chunk of us may attribute it to some demons somewhere ― considering how spiritual we are. A lot more may blame it on lack of resources while others may claim that it is a headache of bad leadership.
As the messages and images poured on social media, as the phones rang back to back and the text messages clogged our phones though sometimes with beautiful Mother’s Day greetings and renditions, I could not help but to join in acknowledging women far and near.