Author Archives: Danso W.
I think there’s something about Mr. Akufo-Addo that he and whoever manages him must take a long hard look at. Why is it that some of Nana Addo’s fellow workmen seem to rise against him post major polls? Why do people say damning things about him with no hard facts and get away with it? Why does Nana come so close but never makes it across the line at elections? Why do people easily believe whatever negatives they are told or hear of Mr. Akufo-Addo? Why do people simply seem to dislike Nana Addo…? Continue reading
As far as I am concerned, it was already a difficult proposition marrying across ethnicity and if death had legitimately terminated this, why would Ruth persist? Continue reading
Just as I raised the Coke, contemplating where to put it, I notice something, a little foam near the meniscus of the liquid toward the cover. Wait a minute. I know Cokes to foam when poured out into glasses or when shaken, but… The colour of the foam wasn’t stained black as would with a malt or a coke, it was somewhat red or was it maroon or purple? Then it strikes me, it is not a Coke! But what is it? Continue reading
‘Giant of Africa’; I do not know where that came from. I surmise however that the population of that West African nation so named Nigeria by Mrs. Luggard (wife of last colonial Governor-General of the amalgamated protectorates) is basic reason for the accolade. To reduce it to that alone however, would also be an unfair conclusion.
From Sokoto to Yenagoa, from Maiduguri to Lekki and everywhere in-between you have a land upon which the heavens have broadly smiled. Continue reading
African youth, understand that it is culturally inappropriate to begin any conversation ‑ text or voice ‑ without due salutation. For example, I get calls from young fellows that go like this: “Hello…Has our results been released?” Now that gets to me. That is being uncultured to say the least. In principle, I ignore or end all such conversations especially when the other fellow is persistent with this misbehaviour.
Courtesy demands that you greet, and appropriately too. ‘Hello’ and ‘Hi’ are forms of greetings as far as western nations are concerned, but by no means acceptable in African terms. And don’t tell me about globalization which is essentially westernization ‑ the sun rises from the east. Continue reading
Often, in discourses on radio shows, I hear the caution, “Be careful, the matter is before the court” or “Hold it, this might be sub judice” or the like…But I ask … what can or cannot be commented upon? Can we speak generally, but not specifically? Or is it the case that we cannot speak to the matter at all? By the way, if we can speak at all, what would be considered contemptuous? On the other hand, if we cannot speak to the matter, what is this whole theory of the power of the state emanating from the people as in “We the people…” Continue reading