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Obia nye obia - the class debate

Posted by abocco on Sat, 12/03/2005 - 06:32 GhanaThink Managing Executive

...Sounds on da ground and seens on the see-ins

As if "Yefri Tuabodom" wasn't enough controversy for one summer, Sidney (Rap ninja) reminded everyone who the most controversial hiplife artiste was. His latest album gives us "Obia nye Obia", a song which preaches equality across the breadth of Ghana, in terms of respect, education, money and class. He argues that we all came from the earth and shall return to it, and so no one is above any one. In essence, everybody is nobody because a somebody is anybody/nobody after all. This statement doesn't sound too harmful until you hear a shoeshine boy telling his customer who works in an airconditioned office, "obia nyÉ› obia, wonyÉ› obia, me nso menyÉ› obia".

Efie ne fie - Home Sweet Home

Posted by abocco on Tue, 11/08/2005 - 02:22 GhanaThink Managing Executive

...Sounds on da ground and seens on the see-ins

I was 'shiing imprÉ›' (dozing off) in my international development class as a result of inadequate sleep. When my lecturer mentioned, "now, we shall see a movie about manufacturing in Ghana", I became wide awake. The movie was rolled with highlife playing in the background, and my mind tuned to the memories of riding around Kumasi and hearing Paapa Yankson's music blare through music shops' speakers. Home is where the heart is - Efie ne fie aka Home sweet home.

Da Abuskeleke and 16 years debate

Posted by abocco on Thu, 09/22/2005 - 01:00 GhanaThink Managing Executive

...Sounds on da ground and see-ins on the scenes

Okay, so I really want 2 write a blog about da subject of 'mini-skirts',abuskeleke dresses, and permit me, not 2 add a picture 4 that. You can google the keywords if you r interested. You'll find some interesting results.

One of the popular songs on the Ghanaian music scene this year has been "16 years". This song talks about teenage sexual assault on and molestation of girls and advises men to desist from the practice. Why? Cuz if the latter doesn't control himself from chasing young girls, they'll tell their parents, and then, you know, the law would take its place.

TuabOdOm and Kumasi on the same page

Posted by abocco on Sun, 09/11/2005 - 06:51 GhanaThink Managing Executive

...Sounds on da ground and see-ins on the scenes
One Ghanaian song that has received a lot of airplay and publicity this summer is
'Yɛfri Tuabɔdɔm'
. This song, released by Nkasei narrates a true story where a teacher and his students, from a school in Tuabɔdɔm, a town in da Brong Ahafo Region, trek to Kumasi to attend a students' congress. Yɛfri Tuabɔdɔm is da song they sing, as jama, or their cheer, threatening to show Kumasi kids 'who is who'.

Hip'life'-band music

Posted by abocco on Fri, 09/02/2005 - 15:53 GhanaThink Managing Executive

...Sounds on da ground and see-ins on the scenes

Hip'life'-band music

GhanaThinking was born in us

Posted by abocco on Tue, 08/23/2005 - 07:07 GhanaThink Managing Executive
GhanaThinking was born in us

So, this is my first blog ever!
Ah, GhanaThink, ain't u lucky?
(Or is it the other way around?)
I am hoping that this blog would deliver
Ghana to Ghanaians, and not throw me off-key
The GhanaThinking n GhanaConscious sound

Chaa chaa!
My Presec people know what I am saying ah!

Anyway, this premier blog is to Ghana
To its peace and to its beauty
To its homeliness and to its hospitality
To its hardworking people