Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Omawumi ft. 2Face Idiba - What a Bang bang

(Tell Them, tell ) 2 Baba in the building,
Thank you very much, Danke Schön, Asante sana..

Verse (Omawumi)
I don’t wanna be a guest in my home (i be oo)
I no want to dey feel like I be stranger with my very own (at all)
I want my people back at home to live in peace and unity o (na so, na so)
But them wuru wuru people dey feed on we like bread and tea 

Dem dey claim diplomatic immunities
On top of the civil political ingenuity
And them people dem using spirituality
Like a mask to hide their anxiety 

In case you no notice
There’s a guy on vacation called justice
When he approaches
You’ll be mumbling words like

Monkey work, Baboon chop
Fire in the jungle
What a bang bang, What What a bang bang (x2)

E be like dem don see monkey
God forbid I no be suffer head
One day (this country go better)
Na me and you (go do am together)
Coz if we no try (our people go suffer)
And wuru wuru people oo

Dem dey claim diplomatic immunities
On top of the civil political ingenuity
And them people dem using spirituality
Like a mask to hide their anxiety

In case you no notice
There’s a guy on vacation called justice
When he approaches
You’ll be mumbling words like

Monkey work Baboon chop
Fire in the jungle
What a bang bang, What What a bang bang (x2)

God forbid I no be suffer head
One day (this country go better)
Na me and you (go do am together)

Verse (2Face )
I dey fear for the thing wey I dey see
Day by day dem upgrade their thiefability
This kind of thiefing don turn to insanity
How long shall we wait for the poverty subsidy
If na u na u need am pass

Na only for your mouth money sweet pass
Instead of to go go work pass
You say na reverse
Make all your people to dey carry last
Many days for the thief
Osino ga e che o de ya
As we hope and pray for the messiah

I hope I live to see
My people living in harmony
Everything guy na monanry
And there’s no reason to thief money
I hope and pray one day
Only better thing go dey come my way
Stop all corruption of yesterday
And replace it with honesty today

Monkey work Baboon chop
Fire in the jungle
What a bang bang, What What a bang bang  (x2)

Make e no burn you
Make e no burn me

Me sef go work oo
You sef go work too
One day (x4)

We will be great
Them go catch all the thief ooo
Bang Bang yeah yeah!

Friday, March 21, 2014

What Russian President Vladmir Putin said about Crimea crisis.

 Dear friends, we have gathered here today in connection with an issue that is of vital, historic significance to all of us. A referendum was held in Crimea on March 16 in full compliance with democratic procedures and international norms.
More than 82% of the electorate took part in the vote. Over 96% of them spoke out in favour of reuniting with Russia. These numbers speak for themselves.

 To understand the reason behind such a choice it is enough to know the history of Crimea and what Russia and Crimea have always meant for each other.
President Putin said the Crimea vote numbers "speak for themselves"
Everything in Crimea speaks of our shared history and pride. This is the location of ancient Khersones, where Prince Vladimir was baptised. His spiritual feat of adopting Orthodoxy predetermined the overall basis of the culture, civilisation and human values that unite the peoples of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The graves of Russian soldiers whose bravery brought Crimea into the Russian empire are also in Crimea.

This is also Sevastopol - a legendary city with an outstanding history, a fortress that serves as the birthplace of Russia's Black Sea Fleet. Crimea is Balaklava and Kerch, Malakhov Kurgan and Sapun Ridge. Each one of these places is dear to our hearts, symbolising Russian military glory and outstanding valour.
Crimea is a unique blend of different peoples' cultures and traditions. This makes it similar to Russia as a whole, where not a single ethnic group has been lost over the centuries. Russians and Ukrainians, Crimean Tatars and people of other ethnic groups have lived side by side in Crimea, retaining their own identity, traditions, languages and faith.

Incidentally, the total population of the Crimean peninsula today is 2.2 million people, of whom almost 1.5 million are Russians, 350,000 are Ukrainians who predominantly consider Russian their native language, and about 290,000-300,000 are Crimean Tatars, who, as the referendum has shown, also lean towards Russia. more here

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Animals in Ghana : AFRICAN CIVET.

Whiles traveling form Saltpond in the central region to the capital Accra of Ghana. The driver stopped in one of the towns en-route Accra. Two young men approached our car holding two of these animals, obviously on sale.

I was shocked because i thought they were from the family of raccoons which are found largely in Europe and the North Americas. After posting in a Facebook group, i finally got the name of the animal. An African spotted CIVET.

They are mostly nocturnal mammals. They feed on small vertebrates, invertebrates, eggs, carrion and vegetable matter. They are capable of taking on poisonous invertebrates (such as the millipedes most other species avoid) and snakes.

Civets have a broadly cat-like general appearance, though the muzzle is extended and often pointed, rather like that of a mongoose

They  produce a musk (also called civet) highly valued as a fragrance and stabilizing agent for perfume. Both male and female civets produce the strong-smelling secretion, which is produced by the civet's perineal glands. 

The musk is harvested by either killing the animal and removing the glands, or by scraping the secretions from the glands of a live animal. The latter is the preferred method today.

Civets are endangered species and can also be used as pets.

Monday, January 6, 2014

The African Spirits

Even in those centuries, they abhorred  corrupt people,
Here we are, filled with all the Godly people,
Whiles toddlers and infants die of malaria and measles.
Wondering how the Spirits will render us clean of these malady,
Wondering how the spirits shall lead us to Electricity and Water.

Here we are, sitting in abundance and shame,
Our amulets began to wane when we threw our hands inane,
We are back to centuries afore when The vultures landed ashore,
O sour memory of extorted kisses,
Promises mutilated by daily whisperings,
Known men, we never really knew,
To our satisfaction, we christen them; Spirits.
-Kwesi Moore

Once while reading an article from an online outlet, i read a post where an African Bishop blames the woes of the land to Spirits. I was a bit upset but on a second thought acknowledged the sense in what he said. Truly, the African leaders are Spirits. The poem was a 15minutes thought with two lines inspired by David Diop's, The Vulture.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

When Hitler Visited Linz.

Today marks the 75th year of Hitler's speech in Linz, Austria. Hitler was born in 1889 at the Gasthof zum Pommer, a town on the border with Bavaria, Germany. When Hitler was three, the family moved to Passau, Germany. In 1894 the family relocated to Leonding (near Linz). After many years of service in Germany and rising to the leadership of the country. He finally gets to visit Linz.

The preceding days were tumultuous and angst-gripping as He did not give a direct plan for his invasion. Nonetheless, the German troops walked into some Austrian cities and took over within days without waging war. Many Austrians were struck with fear about the Nazis' invasion. Some cities had armed themselves in the face of the invasion but his address from Linz changed the fate of many. With thunderous cheers of "Hitler!Hitler!Hitler!" broadcast across Bavaria and the other cities, the Nazis' had captured Austria. He was back to his land of birth and his aim was to rebuild it and give it a  befitting status. The main city center in Linz used to be called "Adolf Hitler platz" during those years of the occupation...

From a Balcony at the old Rathaus (City center), this is what he had to say:

"I thank you all for your words of greetings. But above all I thank you who are assembled here and testified to the fact that it is not the will and desire of only a few to establish this great Reich of the German race, but the wish and the will of the German Volk (people)!"

[Crowd shouting: Hitler!Hitler!Hitler!]

"There be those among you this evening, our reputed international truth-seekers, who will not only perceive for themselves this reality, but admit it afterward too. When i first  set forth from this city, i carried within me exactly the same devout that fills me today. Try to fathom my inner emotion at having finally made this faithful pledge come true after so many long years."

[Crowd shouting: Hitler!Hitler!Hitler!]

"The fact that providence once summoned me forth from this city to the leadership of the Reich, must have meant it was giving me a special assignment, and it can only have been  the assignment of restoring my cherished home to the German Reich! "

"I...[Crowd shouting: Hitler!Hitler!Hitler!] I have believed in this assignment, i have lived and fought for it, and i believe i have now fulfilled it!"

[Crowd shouting: Hitler!Hitler!Hitler!]

"May you all witness and vouch for this! I do not know when you yourselves will be summoned. I hope the time is not far off. Then you shall be asked to stand up to your own pledge, and it is my belief that i will be able to point to my homeland with pride before the entire German Volk.

[Crowd shouting: Hitler!Hitler!Hitler!]

"The outcome must then prove to the world that any further attempt to tear this Volk assunder will be in vain."

[Crowd shouting: Hitler!Hitler!Hitler!]

"Just as you will then under an obligation to make your contribution to make your obligation to this German future, the whole of Germany is likewise willing to make its contribution."

[Crowd shouting: Hitler!Hitler!Hitler!]

"And this, it is already doing today! May you see in the  German soldiers who are marching here this very hour from all the Gaus of the Reich fighters willing and prepared to make sacrifices for the unity of the great German Volk as a whole, and for ..."

[Crowd shouting: Hitler!Hitler!Hitler!]

"...and for the power and the glory and splendor of our Reich, now and forever!Deutschland, Sieg Heil!"

[Crowd shouting: Sieg Heil!Sieg Heil!Sieg Heil!]


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Job creation: Thinking aloud!

What can a million dollar do towards relevant and sustainable job creation. The issue of job creation is really important and whiles governments all over seriously deliberate how to create jobs for their citizenry same must be done for the Ghanaian or African.

Firstly, the government has a problem of wealth distribution, poverty alleviation and jobs for the numerous graduating students from the tertiary institutes, vocational institutes,etc. The trip towards poverty alleviation is not through freebies at all levels of the society. If government can radically introduce sharp solutions which i hope to propose a few in this article, it will be a leap towards poverty alleviation.

Start-ups, Start-ups and Start-ups: What can a million dollar achieve? Firstly , why can't government learn from the organizers of events like Ghana Most Beautiful, Miss Ghana, Miss Universe, Miss Malaika,  etc? In almost all these events, which aim towards unearthing the talents of the youth, the organizers travel across the length and breadth of the nation. From one region to another , they organize miniature events to select usually the best two or three people. Similarly, government can create regional competition among the youth (i am not careful enough for this definition); with a million dollar, each region can get an equivalent of 100,000dollars. Even if the best three are selected and the amount shared amongst them (i.e. a minimum of 30,000dollars) , this will be 30 start-ups every year. Government can provide an office space to help these start-ups for a period of five years to ensure their sustainability and survival since it stands to benefit immensely with each success. If the government decides to commit to this for a decade, this will result in 300 start-ups. Of course, its such start-ups which will create some employment for the teeming graduates in the society.

Copy-Right: If there is any administrative assistance to help poverty alleviation then it certainly must be Copy-right. Most developments start off as competitions which finally creates competitors in a market. As can be clearly observed, in all thriving markets in Ghana where there are recognized and healthy competitors, there's a drive for quality and uniqueness in brand. Lets consider the movie industry, its clear some producers have tried enough to create a unique label for their work e.g. Sparrow production, etc. This does not only enhance their creative ideas but also distinguishes them from their competitors.  Also consider the competition among musicians and acknowledge what these professional entertainers are doing; they are creating that niche for their endeavors. Some of which sometimes leads to bad rivalry like Shatta Wale and Samini. This is clearly the case for all aspects of life. Government must recognize the individual efforts of the youth who are earnestly trying to create a living from the ingenuity. Copy-right laws are the sure way to enable people earn a living by their creativity. This will encourage individuals to be creative whiles expecting rewards for their ideas backed by governments protection. This will similarly help to create more jobs. Imagine what will happen for every one creative idea that yields a company. Most of the people living in Ghana live by copying and a copy-right law will be ideal to help inventors receive the appropriate rewards for the effort.

To be continued...

Monday, December 17, 2012

Personal facts about Adam Lanza

The house of Adam Lanza and family. picture by examiner.
"Former classmates of Adam Lanza, 20, the man identified as the gunman in the Sandy Hook School killings, do not remember much about him.They talk of a boy who dressed smartly and worked hard, but who barely said a word during his time at school.Lanza appears to have kept a low profile throughout his life. US media report that unusually, his high school yearbook of 2010 contained no photograph of him."[BBC]

"He carried a black briefcase to his 10th-grade honors English class, and sat near the door so he could readily slip in and out. When called upon, he was intelligent, but nervous and fidgety, spitting his words out, as if having to speak up were painful. Pale, tall and scrawny, Adam Lanza walked through high school in Newtown, Conn., with his hands glued to his sides, the pens in the pocket of his short-sleeve, button-down shirts among the few things that his classmates recalled about him." [NYTimes]

"If that boy would've burned himself, he would not have known it or felt it physically," Novia told The Associated Press in a phone interview. "It was my job to pay close attention to that." [HuffingtonPost]

"In the desperate scramble to name the perpetrator who forced his way into a Connecticut school on Friday and shot dead 20 children, the family and friends of the Lanza family were rooted out through their social media pages and old-fashioned door knocking, with even 20-year-old Lanza's father, Peter, hearing about the shootings from a local paper reporter as he drove home."[Guardian]

"He was a 20-year-old man who, by multiple accounts, was incredibly smart and quiet. He didn't appear to have any run-ins with the law.
But Adam Lanza's seemingly innocuous life was thrust into the spotlight when authorities said he perpetrated the second deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.
On Friday morning, Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, dressed in black battle fatigues and a military vest" and began firing, according to a law enforcement source. By the time he was done, 26 were dead -- 20 of them young students." [CNN]

"Friday's massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, the second-deadliest shooting event in United States history, has sent shock waves well beyond the country's borders. During his shooting spree, 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 27 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School before turning the gun on himself. Most of the victims of the mass shooting, including 20 children, mostly kindergartners, and six school employees, were found in two classrooms. The shooter also killed his mother." [Spiegel]

"Who was Adam Lanza, why did he kill 20 innocent children, and how is it possible that one 20-year-old can inflict so much pain in the world? If Adam Lanza’s last actions mirror who Adam Lanza was, then he was a young man who had a troubled relationship with his mother, with children, and, most importantly, with himself. According to a Dec. 15, 2012, AP News Brief, Adam Lanza’s former school adviser remembers Adam Lanza as “awkward loner who had trouble feeling pain.” [Examiner]