Poets’ Poet

Pan-Africanism, the root of his poetic journey;Sorting through life’s abundant milieu;To collect reasoning behind damning calamities;And present in a folkloric, balladic pieces;John was his name till he was fully conscious;Politically, radically and socially he conjures;Through the minds and bodies of the sojourned;To continue in the spirit of the big gems;The Singing Net; The Oath ofContinue reading “Poets’ Poet”

The rise of Ghana Dancehall music ‘madness’ in the ghettos

Far from Trench Town, Rose Town and Denham Town in Kingston, Jamaica, Dancehall music has overwhelmed Nima, Maamobi, and Accra Newtown etc. in Accra, Ghana to become the most vibrant genre in the populous communities. Murals and initials of local stars and their support group painted on walls in alleys will greet any first timeContinue reading “The rise of Ghana Dancehall music ‘madness’ in the ghettos”

Art Attack on the streets of Accra; Chale Wote has come to stay

African Electronics, the theme for the 5th edition of the solitary street art festival in Africa, amalgamated art, music, dance and performances on the historic High Street of Accra from August 20 to 23, 2015. Four days in a row, activity after activity,  thousands of people trooped to the venue without any disappointment as graffitiContinue reading “Art Attack on the streets of Accra; Chale Wote has come to stay”

Mandela and Nkrumah come alive on AU Day at the Osu Oxford Street Mall

Brush stroke after brush stroke, it took the genius of multi-talented artist Mohammed Awudu to bring alive a smiling Nelson Mandela and a forward-looking Kwame Nkrumah on a canvas in front of the Osu Shopping Mall. Dubbed, the Africa Day Live Graffiti & Mural Painting, the Osu Oxford Street acknowledged the struggles that led toContinue reading “Mandela and Nkrumah come alive on AU Day at the Osu Oxford Street Mall”

Bleaching creams to flood Ghana as Cote d’Ivoire, Mecca of its production bans the products

Days after a ban was issued by Ghana’s neighbour, Cote d’Ivoire, on skin lightening products, the mantle has been passed onto the government of Ghana to heighten its checks on the influx of such harmful products onto the Ghanaian market. Cote d’Ivoire, notable for the production of assorted skin lightening products, banned them because ofContinue reading “Bleaching creams to flood Ghana as Cote d’Ivoire, Mecca of its production bans the products”