To have everything you spend your money on monitored and tracked by the government is getting into dangerous territory here. Already, the Chinese government deducts points from citizens who buy alcohol because most Chinese citizens now use Alipay to buy everything. In a way, allowing the government to know everything we buy is a rather scary scenario and has rather ominous Orwelian implications. Are we then to become wards or children of the state so that the state decides what we can and cannot purchase with our hard earned money?
Anyone who has ever played with a camera knows it is always better to take a picture when the subject is absent minded. This point is so self-evident that people actually fake “no-look” poses once they realize you are taking a picture of them. Ask any wedding photographer whether this is true and you will... Continue Reading →
I see a lot of people making fun of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo's boots to the coronation of the Yaa Naa in Yendi yesterday. They've been calling it “Wellington boots”. I know many of us don't know our history and especially the history of other ethnic groups other than ours. So the... Continue Reading →
The idea that Ghanaian Christians are Islamophobic is not entirely accurate. I say this with trepidation because of what it means for people from the various sides of this debate raging in Ghana right now regarding this subject. So I will take my time to carefully lay down my reasons. I want to start with... Continue Reading →
Arguments are very interesting. More than just shouting your points across from entrenched positions, arguments are a lot more about subtleties of the positions you are pushing across than they are about the major sticking points that jumps across at first. In most social media banters, the nuances get lost in the heat of... Continue Reading →
When I was growing up in the 90s and early 2000s, very few people had TVs in Tamale. It allowed for a thriving private cinema in Tamale where someone with a good screen (usually anything 30 inches and above) with a VHS player set up shop in a house with a large enough compound and high walls to show—usually American action, Chinese, and Indian—movies at a cost.
Argued within a vacuum, the utilization of violence in every struggle will have a strong appeal. Especially when the supposed oppressor/oppressive system is one built on flat out non-communication with the oppressed. When all channels of conventional means of communication fails, violence, which in of itself represents a unique manifestation of communication seems like a... Continue Reading →
“Am I developing a more realistic perspective? Or is this what quitting sounds like?” Of all the perspectives I have developed as well as adopted over the years of my many endeavors, the above quote is the most poignant I have ever come across. Trying to find your way around 2018 Accra is... Continue Reading →
The first time I heard the word Uber was in a Drake song. The exact lyric escapes me but if your guess was something along the lines of Drake talking about sending a girl he had a one night stand with home in an uber then you are spot on. After that song, I... Continue Reading →