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I was going through an old journal the other day and found some notes i took at Dr. Samuel Koranteng-Pipim and Dr. Joyce Aryee‘s lecture on excellence which was delivered at the national theatre. The lecture was to launch their book “The Transformed Mind” which the two authored. Although i have not read the book yet, it is definitely on my “to read list”. I decided to share the notes i took from that lecture here because first it struck a chord for me, i believe i discerned more from it now than before. Second,… Read Article →

This is a post i wrote on March 6, 2015 (Ghana’s Independence Day) after attending the Pan African Congress. It was published on …republishing it here so i can have all my writings in one place.    I was invited to participate in the 8th Pan African Congress being held in Accra from the 4-7th of March. One thing the congress succeeded in, was filling my head with so many ideas that I had no choice other than to share. The date for the congress was chosen to coincide with Ghana’s 58th independence anniversary… Read Article →

Music helps us make sense of the world. I can’t imagine a world where we had no music. My taste in music is vast, i am not a believer in sticking with only one form of genre. My ears get wowed when they discover a new genre of music.  This playlist contains my latest favourite musics from across the continent, with a lot of Ghana bias (what do you expect, that’s what i hear  a lot of the time). I will keep adding to it. If there’s a song that you feel should make the… Read Article →

Every morning, I wake up and see people busily going about their business of the day.  What I find lacking, however, is the ends to which all these efforts are directed. On the whole, Africa faces a myriad of developmental issues, yet  very few countries have defined a common vision or inspired a sense of urgency to which all citizens should work towards. What we often see and hear about are complex development plans that are not properly interpreted nor easily accessible by citizens. Shrouded in secrecy, civil servants who are supposed to work to realise them… Read Article →

It’s an early Sunday morning and I have been awoken by my grandfather’s knock on the door. Having found the couch a most comfortable place to sleep, I am almost always the first to open the door and know of his presence. This also comes with being the first to get the sweets which his pockets never seemed to be empty of. Those rare Sunday mornings formed the early memories I had of my grandfather. And those rare Sundays were how he spent his last years, he tried visiting the families of each of his… Read Article →

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