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.
DUST MAGAZINE LAUNCH:
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.
KUDOS to CRYSTAL SVANIKIER
CHECK MATE MOVIE PREMIERE:
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
The Trotro mate feels more important than you, the passenger
The taxi driver wants to cheat you because you're dressed nicely or you spoke English to him
When it ains,80% of the roads become CHOCOLATE swimming pools
The streets are chocked with child laborers,alias "PURE WATER" sellers
You can shop for everthing youd get in a supermarket witout leain your car
You realise,"DANG!", only 20% of the traffic lightactually work
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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