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Meet The (Pleeenty) Women Who are Ruining Ghana

There is a well called Stupidity in Ghana. It runs ever deep. Our politicians, civil servants and officials – elected and otherwise – draw from its depths daily. I, like most of you, have never visited this well, because I’ve never had the means or…

Conversations Around the 2013 Solar Eclipse

I woke up on Sunday morning with a start. I had had the most bizarre dream and my heart was pounding wildly. With my head throbbing and throat aching, I tried to recollect the details of my dream as my eyes adjusted to the pre-dawn…

Open Letter to John Dumelo

People laugh at me because I have crushes on local Ghanaian artists and entertainers. Like they are not good enough to be groupie-fied  and - potentially - groped. To that I say: “Whatever!” My father is a full blooded Larteh man and still catches the…

Why Naa Okailey Shooter is a Big Freaking Deal

  Labone, 1989 “Do you want to go to Prince’s house?” My breath caught in my throat on that crisp, rainy season day. I felt my eyes involuntarily fly open and morph into a pair brown half-dollars. “Oh yes! Please! Can we go now?” “Yes.…

Ghana Doesn’t Need Me; It Needs a Lobotomy

Last week, Ghana celebrated its 56th year of independent rule from Britain. Reactions on social media were varied, but there was one dominant theme: disappointment. The usual hand wringing over the lack of basic utilities (like a dependable supply of water and electricity) and public…