Diary Of A Ghanaian Househelp: E04 I AM INNOCENT!!

Dear Diary,
Today is Tuesday, 15th April and I have missed you so much. I know you are wondering why we have not had a chat in a while. Yes, I know, it has been exactly 50 days since I last made an entry into you. Hmmmm, it’s not my doing, not at all.

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It Is My Time! (2nd Year Accountancy Major)

School has started again ( 3rd week and counting) and I am really excited to be going back to school. Although I had one of the best exam breaks that I could experience, it is just that time to get back to what I love doing. Continue reading

Rules Of Engagement For Fighting On Facebook #Funny

What’s up with everyone?
I have noticed for a while now, that a lot of people are beefing on Social Media especially on my FB News feed. So today guys, we are just going to talk about the Do’s and Don’ts of Facebook Fights and Facebook Scandals. I have been laughing out loud at the some of the guys beefing over who is more FB FAMOUS, Who is fake? and their supporters( friends) have joined in this craze. Continue reading

The Little Bits Of Love.. #LovePost

LOVE starts with a SMILE, grows with a KISS, and ends with a TEAR. DON’T cry over anyone who won’t cry over you. Good FRIENDS are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget. You can only go as far as you push. ACTIONS speak louder than words. The HARDEST thing to do is watch the one you love, love somebody else. Continue reading

5 Signs He/She Is Not Into You Anymore #Love

ImageLove is waking everyday with that one person on your mind. Love is courageous, breaking all barriers and not caring what people think. It is like a drug that people with money can not buy. It puts you on a high that you don’t want to get down from. It makes your problems disappear. It makes life worth living. Love is everything and nothing less. It makes you happy and therefore makes everyone around you happy. Love is contagious.
Women tend to make an effort when it comes to love than men. So they are more likely to spot when a man is not interested in them anymore, but for those who are “blinded” by love and they can not spot those signs, I am here to help them. This is a free relationship counseling session.. Sorry ladies and gentlemen, it happens, when you first met, the two of you had excellent chemistry, but just recently you started seeing signs that he/she is no longer interested in you. Continue reading

Fears Of A Ghanaian Christian

I was born into a Presbyterian family, and as a little boy, I went to Sunday School. I probably went because, I thought it was just what you did on Sundays. At that tender age, I perfected my recitation of the Lord’s Prayer, mastered many hymns, sang praise and worship songs, and I was the best in my Sunday School class, when it came to “Draw Your Swords”. It was like a school, except that, this school had no pressure of getting As, nor was there, any report cards sent to your parents detailing all the demons that had been cast from you.
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Boys, What Is Your Taste In Women? #Funny

I know you are probably wondering what is going on with me and why I chose to write this post? Well some people said, I have lost my funny bone. Truth is, I have not lost my touch. Being funny is not easy but I am trying and I still have so many jokes and jests in store for you my avid readers.

Today, I shall be touching on a certain topic. A man has gotta do what a man has gotta do. So, have you boys ever wondered what kinda girl you want to be with? A lot of us are quick to say we want the godly, good looking, home trained kinda girl while some of us want the bad girl (The Kim Kardasian in nature) Whatever you want, there are basically four types of girls in this world and it is my responsibility to introduce you to them. Whatever!

Guys, I know most of you love football so I will be relating these women to the teams we know in the English Premier League as the “Top Four” teams. Say hello to the Manchester United girl, The Manchester City girl, The Chelsea girl and The Arsenal girl. Rolling… Action!!!

The Manchester United Girl:
The girls in this category are used to having things go their way. They are basically winners at life and have had quite a good upbringing. These girls are often very beautiful and classy. Most of them have had a wonderful dating history and as such expect to date other quality guys. If your girl is a Manchester United fan, chances are that, she expects you to be on top of situations and very competitive. The Manchester United girls do not accept losing as an option which is why they likely won’t date you if you are a “nobody”. Please don’t get me wrong, they can decide to roll with you for a while but when they see that you are not up to par, they bounce. They are maybe not after your money or anything. They are in for the fun and they can still chill with or without your help. If you are a guy with self-esteem and insecurity issues, you might want to consider avoiding these kind of girls and find someone in your “league”. Girls, adey lie?

The Manchester City Girl:
These ones are basically gold diggers. Let’s call a spade a spade. These girls are in it for the money. The thing is they don’t even like to ball on small money, these girls are out for the big time fraud barons, Ministers of state and rich sugar daddies.. Oh so you think, you drive a Camry or a Honda and so you think you can bang one of these Man City Girls? Hahaha…you are  funnier than me. Trips to the United States, Shopping in London and honeymoon in Paris are just some of the necessities of their life. These girls are quite competitive and love to win. They will go any distance to get what they want irrespective of who gets hurt. Basically, they don’t play fair. Boys, if you are dating or attempting to date one of these, you better have a surname that ends with Gates, Mahama, Banda or billions of dollars in your Swiss account somewhere. If they get with you and see you are not delivering results, they would dump you so fast, Usain Bolt will have nothing on you.

The Chelsea Girl:
The “Started from the bottom, now we are here” girls. These girls are mostly ”attachers”. Some time ago, they were nowhere, and then all of a sudden, they came in contact with some old man millionaire and BOOM! Levels change. They are somehow similar to the Man City girl, in that they are money driven but the difference is that, they have got class. The Chelsea type babes are mostly “dirty” but they have been touched by some money and the money somehow “cleaned them up” The truth however remains that, they don’t change their ruffian character and they will break a beer bottle on your head at the slightest provocation. Yes beer, they drink beer. Would I advise you to date a Chelsea girl? Would I advise you to get knocked down by a Long Vehicle?

The Arsenal Girl:
These ones are very beautiful. They possess a sense of style and are graceful in all they do, from their movement to the way they talk. Yes, they have natural swag. But, on the flip side, they can be jokes at times. The Arsenal girls are more concerned with keeping up appearances and what society will think or say about their actions. Most Arsenal girls end up as side chicks because of this behavior. Their boyfriends love them for real and want them to change but they rarely do. I must point out that they are very prudent, they don’t spend anyhow and would most likely remain faithful and true to their guys no matter, his social status..

So there we have it, the top four girl types. The fact still remains that, these same characteristics are typical of the football clubs they represent. Did I make you laugh or smile? If I did, share your thoughts in the comment box below. Thank you for reading..

TheGhanaianBoy
@isavedhersoul

Ghanaian Politics

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The truth is, I love politics. I developed that love affair with politics during my early teenage years. In the early 2000s, I sat with my uncle often, to listen to The BBC World Service. I enjoyed listening to the major political talking points of the day and at the same time, I used that period in my life, to hone my debating skills. In Senior High School, I argued politics a lot. I was even nominated and voted FB Politician Of The Year By Awel Sinare in 2012 but these days, I try as much as possible to stay clear of party political arguments with my friends and on social media platforms.
Occasionally though, I still tune in to different Radio Political talk shows to hear diverse opinions about the current economic and energy crises in Ghana.

Politics affect our daily lives in every way. Our decision or indecision on Dec 7th, affects our lives for the next 4 years. Who we vote for, plays a significant role in how we live our lives because, who we vote for affects the shape of the economy, foreign policy, military and the country’s major services.These days, the kind of politics I engage myself in is where I want really want to see, how my vote on Dec 7th has affected my people in their daily lives.

The madness on social media when it comes to politics is sickening. Ghanaians treat politics like they treat the football clubs they keenly support around the world. They hang on to their team, loss after loss, successive changes of managers and even relegation simply because it is their team- Whether do or die.
The way Ghanaians insult, curse, threaten hell fire and brimstone on themselves in the comment section on the FB Pages of the two main political parties in Ghana is not funny at all..

I have grown weary of hearing the half baked promises from people, who I am sure start out with good intentions but they end up filling the pockets of the few, rich pot bellied men in society and leave the majority of Ghanaians to suffer in abject poverty.  They are swayed off their feet with corruption and conflicts of interest. And they have propagandists all across the country, sitting in radio stations defending their actions and inactions. And this weariness I speak of, cuts across the political divide in Ghana..

No political party in Ghana has a clean record. Lets face it. Both major political parties in Ghana have been rocked with corrupt scandals and party infighting. I am not a member of any particular political party. The best man for the job will get my vote in 2016. It is as simple as that.. I will shift my attention to the party with a more beneficial manifesto for the Ghanaian People..

Political loyalty does not work for me anymore. The NPP has a strong Akan base, whilst the NDC’s world bank is the Volta Region, where the Ewes originate from. Lets not try to mince words about this fact. Ghanaians are so divided along ethnic and political lines, and this insanity is as a result of the tribal politics, which I really want to stay away from.

Politicians convince the many to vote for the few to enjoy, and the few come back 4 years later and seek re-election.
Well, well, well, ECG- Electricity Company Of Ghana (Extremely Confused Ghanaians) has brought the electricity bill for March 2014 and the amount staring in my face is a “started from the bottom, now we here” amount. The load shedding, inconsistent water supply, inflation, and the depreciation of the cedi, high transport fares, are all problems of the day.

Whether we will recover from these problems, I don’t know, but the Umbrella still has 2 years left off its mandate to deliver its manifesto promises. And until then,  I am cutting down on the number of kenkey balls I eat. Food is becoming too expensive these days.

Politics is one hell of a “profession”.

TheGhanaianBoy
@isavedhersoul.