The advantages of being an Ashawo in Accra

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Before you start dissing or musing those inappropriate words at me, maybe you should read this to the end and then let the insults fly afterwards.

For those of you who do not already know, or are still pretending, an ashawo is a prostitute or a lady of the night. We already know the disadvantages of being a prostitute: HIV, STDs, rape and the fact that society frowns on it so I wont even go there.

Every night, they come out of hiding, onto the streets of Accra in search for a man who needs their services in exchange for money. They are everywhere in Accra standing by roadsides, junctions, roundabouts whistling for cars to stop and pick them up.

Ghanaian men. Smh. Rich men. You need the money. You give them what they want, they give you what you also want, and everyone goes home happy.

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Adolescent Girls more at risk of getting HIV/AIDS

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Teenage girls in sub-Saharan Africa are five times more likely to be infected with HIV than boys, a new UN report says.

Nearly half of all the adolescents living with HIV globally are in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania in East Africa, according to the report by the United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAids).

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Ghana @ 58. Focus on The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum

Osagyefo Kwame-NkrumahKwame Nkrumah was born Francis Nwia-Kofi on 21st September, 1909 to a gold smith father and retail trade mother in Nkroful now in the Western Region of Ghana. He was baptised a Catholic and like most of the children of his time, the missionary schoold offered one of the surest ways of getting primary education. He attended the Roman Catholic elementary school at Half Assini. He later went to Achimota College in the 1930s from where he became a teacher teaching mostly in the Catholic schools at Elmina and Axim. Continue reading

Happy New Year Guys!

2015 twenty fifteenHappy New Year everyone! God has been so good to us and we have crossed into another year. One of the things I love doing since I started blogging is picking out one word to focus on throughout the year. Last year’s word was “Excellence” and I have decided that my word for the year of 2015 is “smarter.”

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Should The Government Subsidize Fuel Prices? #GuestPost

A fuel shortage queuePetroleum products have become a major part of our everyday lives as humans. In as much as it is, it has become a necessity in our lives, coupled with its sky rocketing prices which tends to burden major economies all around the world hence government subsidies.

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Monica Lewinsky Is Alive

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For those of you, who want me to write an article expressing my thoughts about Archbishop Duncan Williams and the message he preached last week Sunday or so, I am sorry to disappoint you because I am not going to do that before somebody will quote “Touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm” at me.

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Remembering 9/11. Where were you?

twintowersBecause I lost my phone, I have kinda closed my mind towards the events happening in the world around me and hence, I almost completely forgot about the September 11 Memorial Day. I am insensitive. I should have written something about it, but I forgot and maybe, just maybe, I forgot for a good reason.

13 years ago, I was a young 8 year old boy who only cared about not missing cartoons after school, playing with my friends, playing football, building Lego and coloring books. I was not bothered about anything and I did not know what the words insecurity and danger meant and felt like.

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Respect

Give Respect To Earn Respect

Give Respect To Earn Respect.

Respect is something we all desire. We urge others to respect our beliefs, our feelings, our thoughts, our values and when they don’t do that, we tend to get mad with them, upset with them, which ends up in arguments and fights.
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Ghanaian teenagers are not serious anymore

Earlier this week, my eyes came across a news article on the internet which reports that only 28% of the 2014 Ghanaian Wassce Candidates meet the entry requirements for tertiary institutions. That means over 70% did not meet the entry requirements and therefore if bribery & corruption does not rear its ugly head at those tertiary institutions, they will have to sit at home for another year and write the Nov/Dec examinations.

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Feeling Ga (How to lose my non Ga readers)

The Ga People Of Ghana

The Ga People Of Ghana

Because of my Ga jokes and jests on Social Media (most of those jokes are directed at Ga Girls though) my friends have resulted to calling me a tribalist based on my beliefs and my continued jesting about the Ga People Of Ghana. At first, I used to get offended when people inboxed me on Facebook, referring to me as tribalist, but frankly now I can not be bothered, because I know I am not a tribalist in the sense that I do not bring other tribes down. I jest about my own tribe for fun and I have no regrets whatsoever about that. I would not intentionally ridicule my own tribe on Social Media. For what?

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