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  • Felicia Abban: Remembering the Woman in all the Portraits Photos: Accra: Portraits of a City, 4th March 2017- 1st April 2017, ANO, Osu. / Laurian R. Bowles (2015) Felicia Abban: Remembering the Woman in all the Portraits In the 1950s, an 18-year old Felicia Abban came to this gendered confluence of a national space called Accra. Married to Robert Abban the textile print merchant, she moved from Takoradi to Jamestown, Accra where ... 0 comments | posted on September 10, 2018
  • Waist Shapers and the Fashioning of the Ghanaian Woman’s Body Ideal Photo Credit: Anny Kareem-Abdi Osabutey (Facebook Page, 2018) Waist Shapers and the Fashioning of the Ghanaian Woman’s Body Ideal ROUND BUTTOCKS POMADE AVAILABLEINSTANT FLAT STOMACHSMALL WAIST, BIG HIPSREDUCE 3 INCHES IN 3 MINUTES... Beauty ideals are not set in stone; they are fluid, constantly changing and usually influenced by sociocultural contexts. Globalization, and the associated dominance of Western consumer culture are increasingly ensuring ... 2 comments | posted on August 22, 2018
  • The ‘Obroni’ endearment is very wrong Photo Credit: Akosua Adoma Owusu The 'obroni' endearment is very wrong I recently read Halifu Osumare's book 'The Hiplife in Ghana'. Early on in the book, the author, an African-american woman recounts her experience some years ago in Ghana. Osumare had been referred to as "obroni" and she chose to lecture whoever called her that, on why she was no "obroni".Just imagine ... 4 comments | posted on November 27, 2018
  • Rethinking the Career Day Celebration in Basic Schools Rethinking the Career Day Celebration in Basic Schools Marking of career day in schools has fast become a common practice in many nursery, kindergarten and basic schools in Ghana. For what it signifies, the day offers school children an explicable connection between their would-be long academic experience and their career. In other words, the day presents to the many young burgeoning ... 0 comments | posted on March 28, 2019
  • #Skopatomana: The Meaningful Brilliance in Patapaa’s Meaningless Lyrics #Skopatomana: The Meaningful Brilliance in Patapaa’s Meaningless Lyrics Some few weeks ago, the Swedru-based Hiplife Artiste, Patapaa, got the #SkopatomanaChallenge trending on social media. He had been featured by an upcoming artiste in a song, Daavi, and in his rap verse, Patapaa decided to deliver what is clearly bars of meaningless lyrics. He opened the verse with “Meka bi ama wo (I ... 0 comments | posted on May 18, 2019
  • The Social Construction of the Ghanaian Police Officer Image from: Tilapia / http://3news.com/cartoon-scrubbing-to-restore-public-confidence/ The Social Construction of the Ghanaian Police Officer Growing up, one of the strategies some parents used to "put the fear of God" in us when we went wrong was to threaten a call to the police. “If you don’t finish your food, I will call for the police to come and catch you”, those who raised ... 9 comments | posted on September 10, 2018
  • The BBC’s #SexForGrades Video: We are the ones entrapped The BBC’s #SexForGrades Video: We are the ones entrapped Like many others, I was disappointed that in the case of the two Ghanaian lecturers, the specific claim of ‘sex for grades’ was not proven by the BBC documentary. The disappointment was founded on years of dismay and angst from hearing all these stories of sex and power play in our universities ... 0 comments | posted on October 9, 2019
  • Celebrity Endorsements: The other Menzgold Issue Celebrity Endorsements: The other Menzgold Issue In a country with a weak royalties and copyrights regime, product endorsement is more straightforward a revenue stream for celebrities. Sometimes these endorsements work out so well that, for years, we cannot help but remember both the product and the celebrity in the same breath. A personal favourite is David Dontoh’s “He is a good ... 0 comments | posted on January 23, 2019
  • WHAT CAN’T WE JOKE ABOUT? OPINIONS ON OB AMPONSAH’S ‘MAHAMA’ SAGA The comedian, OB Amponsah WHAT CAN'T WE JOKE ABOUT? OPINIONS ON OB AMPONSAH'S 'MAHAMA' QUIP The star comedian, OB Amponsah told an 'expensive joke' at this year's December to Remember Concert. At the heart of the joke was the idea that names have implications for those who bear them. He illustrated with how Bill Gates is using his products to open DOS ... 0 comments | posted on December 27, 2019
  • Unsung ­— Mahoney P and the Origins of Hiplife in Ghana Image credit: Album sleeve of 'Ebe Ye Yie' released in 1994 Unsung ­— Mahoney P and the Origins of Hiplife in Ghana A few weeks ago, the death of Mahoney P was reported. Really, this was his second death. The first persists in the ghost treatment he receives when the history of Ghanaian hiplife is told.As if to ... 0 comments | posted on April 17, 2020