User login

Shout Box

There are no shouts to view.
Login or register to post shouts
All Shouts

Recent comments

Who's new

  • Acma
  • nxkwwwblazerod
  • translatornauseating
  • fidelisadjei
  • baronfake


Africa money - the absence and presence of money in our system

Posted by abocco on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 14:23 GhanaThink Managing Executive

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

Many government projects in Ghana are not done according to schedule due to the absence of funds. It's sad to read about infrastructural projects being launched and then the beneficiaries have to wait extra long to benefit. Is there really no money in the system? We pay lots of taxes but we don't see the taxes at work. We see them buying the four-wheel drives, building the nice homes and financing the trips abroad. This is our money, Africa's money and some people are spending it in ways that do not benefit Africa at large. But who will say it? You bet it would be Barima, formerly known as Sidney. The most controversial hiplife artiste is out again and out to criticize the Ogas and bosses chopping Africa money.

Wo kunu kotebea mu - Supporting our own through thick and thin

Posted by abocco on Fri, 04/14/2006 - 13:12 GhanaThink Managing Executive

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

That read funny when you read it huh, Wo kunu kɔtebea mu. This piece of Twi translates to 'When your husband enters a challenge or goes through difficult times...." This is the name of Sidney's (Nananom fame) latest album, the same one that has 'Obia nye obia'. In the title track, 'Wo kunu kotebea', it implores the nation (Ghana) to stand behind the president in times of difficulty and also encourages wives to defend their husbands and vice versa in times of trouble. The play on words during the song makes it clear Sidney wanted to use the controversial aspect of the way 'Wo kunu kotebea' sounds to sell the track, however, it has very good messages in it.

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".

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'.