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I Love being an AFRICAN WOMAN. I believe in being the CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD. I love the ARTS. My family= my heart and backbone. I love to LIVE, LOVE, and LAUGH OUT LOUD. I believe laughing is the cure for anything (try it, it just may work for you).I also believe life is to short to hold grudges and to remain in the BOX.I would rather be SUCCESSFUL than RICH. Think about that! I am a LEADER and you should be too, and this blog is titled such because I stopped listening to what others told me to do with my life. I started doing what I love to do by following my dreams and now I am a HAPPY AGGIE! I am in control of how each day plays out, which is why it is MY DAY, EVERYDAY! I will be the 'Oprah/Tyra' of Africa.

Monday, April 12, 2010

All WORK and NO PLAY makes AGGIE

So I realize that I made a promise to you and you and you that I would post updates on my trip TUES/THURS/SUN. Well Im down to my final full week and each day is taken. Most of the day I sit in ACCRA traffic trying to get from point A to point B. Today as I was sitting in Monday morning traffic I thought to myself.... I said'," SELF....." and self said, " Hmmm"..... I said," maybe I should give up on this blog. Im finding difficulty trying to express myself in certain ways." Then self said," There are 2 words you mentioned that we never abide by. Those words are 'give' and 'up'."

So after that convo I decided to rather update you once I return back to the states. I will have  few days to myself without any LIGHT OUT interruptions, so thats when I shall give you the 'FILLA' on my visit back home.

Have a beautiful day. DEUCES!

Friday, April 9, 2010


Kwabena and Sarah were married for 6 months when Kwabena decided to travel aboard in search of greener pastures for his family. He lived with a Ghanaian family. The length of Kwabena’s immigration process is 3 years and 2 years into the immigration process the husband and wife of the family Kwabena lived with filed for divorce. Now Kwabena is living with the woman and is a father-figure for the couples children. Kwabena didn’t inform Sarah of the couples divorce. She found out about it from her friends and is angry. Sarah wants the Kwabena to come back to Ghana so they can build their life together. Kwabena is conflicted because his immigration process is almost complete. As Kwabena what would you do? Would you go back to Sarah before your process is completed or would you stay and complete your final year? As Sarah what would you do if your husband decides to come home? What would you do if your husband decides to stay?

Blakk Rasta says that some Ghanaian music is losing its Ghanaian content and flavor and beginning to sound like Nigerian music. Do you agree?

Good day peoples….. Yea so you are probably thinking, ‘what happened to posting every Tues,Thurs,and Sun?’

Good day peoples….. Yea so you are probably thinking, ‘what happened to posting every Tues,Thurs,and Sun?’

Chale LIGHT OUTS and a BUSY SCHEDULE is what happened. I was greeted on my first night by LIGHT OUT and since then it’s the norm for me. For those scratching their heads about LIGHT OUT, please scratch no more. LIGHT OUT is similar to EARTH HOUR, but the difference is one is voluntary and the other involuntary and unexpected. LIGHT OUT happens to be the latter.
During my first week I’ve been interviewed on HITS 103.7 fm and co-hosted DRIVE TIME with BOLA RAY. I’ve interviewed BLAKK RASTA aka OG behind OBAMA SONG, attended DUST MAGAZINE LAUNCH& attended CHECKMATE movie premiere.
What happens when you take a piece of New African, ARiSE, VIBE, H.A.S., and Essence magazines? You create DUST MAGAZINE which is a free magazine about ACCRA, by ACCRA, for ACCRA.
While at the launch I grabbed a copy of DUST. While skimming thru it there was a question posed about what readers would like to see in an Accra-politan magazine. This response caught my attention; ‘I like going through newspapers and magazines but all the printed material in Accra is centered around politics. I’m sick of politics! There is so much to write about and I wish someone would take the time to write about something different. If DUST can provide new and interesting reading material and still remain free of charge, I think you’re onto a winner!’ Nana Akua Opoku
This response caught my eye because it voices 'THE NEEDS’ of Ghana’s new generation which has major influences from the Western world. Ghana is evolving and I believe our printed material needs to reach more than one specific demographic.
DUST is one printed medium doing such.
Gone are the days of fuzzy films, noisy and interrupted sounds, and familiar story lines. Ghanaian(Ghallywood) movies are on the ‘come up’ (improving). In CheckMate, “Kwame has made all the right moves in his life; a good job, a beautiful devoted wife, an adorable child, and an impending promotion as a senior customs officer at the airport.
But what seems like a typical guys hang out on a weekend away from home in the company of his new friend and mentor, Kiki, turns out to be the one wrong move Kwame makes. After losing a game of Chess, he succumbs to a bet to seduce the attractive, sexy Caroline.
A few weeks later, the consequences of a dirty forgotten weekend pops up in Kwame’s life threatening to destroy everything he so dearly loves. But the games are just beginning when he realizes that Caroline’s demand for his love is nothing compared to the demands of a drug lord who will do anything to get Kwame’s assistance in smuggling drugs out of the country.
With his entire life hanging on a thread, Kwame must try to win the game or risk losing everything.”
While in the U.S. movies are watched in silence (supposedly, and can be a bore) this was different. The audience would comment (outburst) on certain parts in the movie which added more entertainment for our viewing pleasure. Kudos to Shirley Frimpong-Manso (director).
Videos of BLAKK RASTA’S interview and DRIVE TIME with BOLA RAY are posted. Make sure you read the post following this one too.
Ummmm well let me end off here before another LIGHT OUT occurs. Have a great weekend.

P.S. below is a page  from DUST MAGAZINE:
 "YOU KNOW YOU'RE IN ACCRA WHEN....." by Bill Bedzrah

  1. The Trotro mate feels more important than you, the passenger

  2. The taxi driver wants to cheat you because you're dressed nicely or you spoke English to him

  3. When it ains,80% of the roads become CHOCOLATE swimming pools

  4. The streets are chocked with child laborers,alias "PURE WATER" sellers 

  5. You can shop for everthing youd get in a supermarket witout leain your car

  6. You realise,"DANG!", only 20% of the traffic lightactually work

  7. The "YELLOW POLICE" aka KUFUOR POLICE literally jump in front of yor car signaling you hat you've crossed the red lights with re authority than the GHANA POLICE ( bwahahahahaha major)
9. The Ghana Police actually tand in corners discretely awaitng for you to comit an offence and then pop out of nowhere and saying...."MAKYE WU" (You're Busted) (bwahahahahaha major) 

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