Considering relocating to Ghana but unsure of where to start? Toying with the idea of doing business out there or looking for some adventure? If you didn’t make it to the panel discussion on the topic, organised by Ghanaian Londoners Founder Adwoa Agyemang on 16 May 2019, this post aims to furnish you with tips, tricks and some points to consider when decide to make that move.
There’s a new push to revive the tourism sector and encourage both outsiders and those inside Ghana to visit more of the country’s iconic historical, cultural and eco-friendly landscapes. Continue reading “Space for change in Ghana’s tourism sector”
Imagine you’ve invested your time and money into building your own house. Pleased with your efforts, you take a photo and share it publicly with friends and family. It’s natural to assume that since you paid for the building, you own the design. Continue reading “What image is Ghana’s copyright law projecting?”
Motivational coach and podcaster Abigale Otchere interviewed me about this MisBeee Writes blog; my motivations and understanding my identity as a British-Ghanaian. She shares similar stories of inspiring people every Monday – so check her out – here! Continue reading MisBeee shares some Monday motivation with Abigale Otchere
I initially didn’t pay too much attention to the BBC news story about the 14 Black men studying at Cambridge University, (see here). If you hadn’t heard, the guys represented Cambridge’s small Black student population and the group shot (taken by a Black female Cambridge student) was aimed at encouraging more from the Black community to come forward and consider learning at the institution. Continue reading “Inspiring the next generation”
Ghana turns 60 on 6 March 2017, having forged the way for other Sub-Saharan African countries to secure independence from Western colonisers. That day was marked by Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s rousing address to those thronged in Accra’s Independence Square that the black man was capable of managing his own affairs. Continue reading “Ghana Independence – why stop at 60?”
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British-Ghanaian director Amma Asante directed Belle – the story of a woman with African and European heritage in 2013. Her film signalled a welcome shift in the ownership of films about the other. But as Amma explains in this segment, having the creative control to tell the story how she would want it is still fraught with challenges. Continue reading “Amma Asante & Belle”
This piece was updated at 15:00 on 5 December 2016 to include the response from the John Lewis press office (see final paragraph). The blog was originally published at 00:36 on 5 December 2016.
There was a time – not too long ago – when the airing of the Coca Cola advert in the UK heralded the start of the Christmas season. But in my opinion, UK high street supermarket adverts are slowly but surely stealing Coke’s thunder. Anticipating what our retail chains are going to come out with annually has become a big talking point that even deserves column inches in our top newspapers. Continue reading “Where has the Black family gone from the John Lewis Christmas advert?”
Star 100 – a Ghana-focused diaspora network based in London – invited me to share my thoughts on the role of traditional beliefs in Ghanaian culture. Continue reading “Re-telling the single story on Traditional African Religions”
Reggie ‘n’ Bollie’s (pronounced Bow-lee) unexpected popularity on the UK’s Saturday entertainment show X Factor has been surprisingly polarising. Just like marmite, people either love them or hate them. Continue reading “Reggie ‘n’ Bollie – the Likeability Factor”
In the same week that Ghana’s interest rates soared to an eye watering 19%, a US Embassy official admitted Ghana would be sharing the upkeep costs for two Guantanamo Bay ex-detainees. Continue reading “Ghana’s Gitmo Dilemma”