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Ghana’s foremost and best loved hip-hop freestyle artist, Yaa Pono, will appear live on tomorrow night’s Joy 99.7FM DJ Black “Open House Party”, 9pm.
Definitely not the show to miss!!! Please reblog, RT, broadcast and help to spread the word!
Acutely ashamed that neither I or my housemate could change the lightbulb in my room. So now I’m sitting surrounded by candles waiting for the cackling lightbulb fixing service I call a friend to help me out of this situation.
The irony is that today, ECG has surprisingly managed to supply power for the entire day in our area!! Shame.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.
Bernard M. Baruch
Being the first Sunday in the month, it was “Kofi ne Amma” at Church today. It is widely known that Ghanaians traditionally name male and female children by days of the week (see diagram below). If you have ever been to Church within a Ghanaian setting then you may have experienced this joyful yet unashamed ploy to raise more money via collection. As each day is announced, everyone born on the specific day dances down the aisle with their collection money; the contributions are counted and announced with much fanfare.
It seems to me an excuse for several things - having a unbridled dance fest in Church; a little competition; a little fun, collecting a little additional money for a specific cause. I usually try to avoid “Kofi ne Amma” for various reasons, but I actually forgot that today was the first Sunday but in fairness I enjoyed the dancing and competition. Today we were told that the collection would be used to improve the washroom facilities as currently it would be highly unlikely to encounter God in the washroom in its current state. I can’t dispute this.
GHANAIAN DAY NAMES
Sunday borns - seemingly reserved, well behaved or shy. I’m not entirely sure which. Boring!
Monday borns - a rowdy rabble. They pranced down the aisle with three flags and two banners!!! Show offs!
Tuesday borns - the largest group but without the vim to match. Tired.
Wednesday borns - the smallest group but definitely the most vocal. Loudmouths!
Thursday borns - we may not have had a banner, but we definitely had the best moves.
Friday borns - Very smiley. Their old ladies had by far the most vim.
Saturday borns - appealed for Saturday born affiliates - mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts and uncles to join them to bolster their offering. Cheats!