Why Black People should stop taking offense on supposed racist commercials .

It’s not even funny anymore . People will find virtually anything to be offended by as if that gives them some kind of privilege. Very soon breathing will be considered offensive .

Why ? All it takes is for the next person to find it offensive .I’ve been reading reaction of the recent dove advert and how people ( black) are just hell bent on chewing the company because of an advertisement concept they considered to be racist in nature . Must we react to everything on racist terms . It’s very annoying when we give these things space . My position on this issue does not in anyway absolve the company of any wrong doing . What I’m saying is this is deliberate and the earlier we know it the better .

I just wonder why we place too much emphasis on nothing . Racist ideas have been perpetuated since time immemorial and some are even subtle and it’s not about to stop any time soon . Would you tell me those who approved the advert did not envisage your emotional reaction . Of course they knew there will be a backlash but still went ahead to release it . Because you are predictable and it only takes things like this to push the button .

Please black people stop getting offended by these deliberate and systematic attempts to provoke you . Please don’t get offended and focus on better things that will advance the cause of unity and progress for all people of this world . Stop it please . How long are you going to keep falling into that trap . They keep baiting you and you keep falling .

I repeat they were aware of the racist implications of the commercial but still went ahead to roll it out . It’s obvious people who okayed this advert are smart people . Of course it has to take delicate precision to be able to out your feelings like that .But I can only think of it as a bait to get the black people offended and explode their market .

My point is black people have the right to express their anger over the unfairness but being offended adds nothing to the struggle or to the cause .

It’s about time we realize these things are targeted and it will not stop anytime soon . The more you get offended the more mileage the advert will receive . Stop it now .

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How to hack a waakye seller – steps and guidelines to get your monies worth.

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I will not waste any time delving into the waakye/jollof debate. It’s baseless because I doubt any such comparisons will be fair.

As waakye attains a state of sainthood in the Ghanaian culinary discourse, I will like to share some proven guidelines on hacking a waakye seller in order to get the best of your money’s worth in these pressing economic times. Continue reading

Enemies of the republic 

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Major Maxwell Adams Mahama

I think one of the biggest mistakes I’ve made this year is watching the video of captain Adams Mahama’s lynching .If just watching the video could give me such nightmares then I wonder what the perpetrators of that dastardly act would go through that is assuming they have a heart or the conscience to commit themselves to some introspection. Continue reading

On the the Farm of the Self-serving man . 

Man by nature is inherently selfish and callous to his neighbor . You don’t need rocket science to know this . Just take a stroll in your neighborhood and try asking any passerby to help you move a burdening luggage to the other side of the street . Many will decline with the excuse that they have a meeting to catch or something much important needs their attention . This particular instance was my recent experience .

I however believe there are a quite a number of people who would’ve given me a better experience  . I also believe a number of you might have encountered similar situations under different circumstance . I hope you were able to offer assistance in your own little way.

Today , I’m not here to reemphasise over the obvious but just to draw your attention to this cancer that is gradually eroding our humanity . Tearing down every inkling of the human genome in our race.

We are gradually devolving into our bestial primates and there is no shame about it . We are proud of our scientific progress and will quickly give ourselves credit for being the most civilized people to ever grace earth . But is that the case? Ask yourself.

Man’s Ego and a Thriving War Industry- A Brief Retrospection

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Photo Credit – Al Jazeera

Men kill each other over ego and superiority instead of looking at the best interest of safeguarding innocent lives who most of the time are counted as collateral damage of conflicts and wars they have no knowledge about.

I am not from a rich country, neither am I wealthy nor comfortable. in fact the average nominal per capita income of my country is a little above $1,511.

But the fact is too many people have died and continue to die in wars created in political meetings spearheaded by politicians and stakeholders with vested interests. This self-sustaining war industry final interest rest  greed.I cannot overrule the influence of political and ideological underpinnings in such unfortunate conflicts but again why would a reasonable man want to profit from the death of another. From this standpoint, I tend to agree with Thomas Hobbes description of the state of man as “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short”.

No one seems to care about who dies anymore. Every minor political disagreement could be blown up by the media  and the end result is death of innocent people .

Earlier today,I was watching a news story on Al Jazeera News Network and my heart sunk further into my stomach because of the worsening famine situation of the people of Yemen.

Already one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, their problems  have been compounded by a civil war which doesn’t seem to see an end in sight. This war  began in 2015 and has brought nothing but more pain and devastation to the people.

Again I am not a saint. I have my shortcomings but I abhor any kind of violence. I find it very disturbing that humans would entertain the thoughts of war when much focus could be concentrated on sustainable development and repairing the already fractured bridge of peace that has eluded us for eternity.

Yemen is facing one of the largest humanitarian crisis in the world and I cant seem to figure out how the UN can’t find $2.1bn to provide aid but its richest neighbours Saudi Arabia strikes an arms deal worth over a 100 billion dollars with America. I will be the first to admit the complicated nature of geopolitics but this doesn’t sink in. at all.

To this, I ask where is our humanity?


5 surprising reasons why some Muslims marry immediately before Ramadan.

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A typical Islamic marriage ceremony is performed at the Masjid

The last few weeks has been busy . Way busy . Guess what the occasion was ? Marriage ! Yes ! . It’s not uncommon to see parties mounted on street corners in my neighborhood on a weekly basis .

But that activity has intensified in the last few weeks with not less than 20 marriages celebrated across the twin cities of Nima and Mamobi extending towards Newtown . One may ask what accounts for such phenomena. Continue reading

Political witch hunting – the justification of crime .

So Ibrahim Mahama will walk free for defrauding the state . He will do without any worry because his brother was the president, and any attempt to jail him will be misconstrued, as its already being done, as political witch hunting .

This is indeed a sad time to be a Ghanaian and to witness this blatant disregard to the rule of law as a citizen of this country . Continue reading