Parenting

Dad’s been good to mum and that’s good enough for me

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Theodore Hesburgh This story was conceived during a content brainstorming session at the office. The head of editorial asked if anyone could write something about their dad- a feel good story that would represent Fathers’ Day, a day that… Continue reading Dad’s been good to mum and that’s good enough for me

A better me · Just life

Take every chance you get. Make it count. Enjoy the ride.

Dress up Show up Speak up Be firm Be gentle Find time Say thank you Spend a day with a child Re-watch that movie you love Sing along in your car Make a decision Learn your lesson Take responsibility Leave when you’ve had enough Binge watch a series Sleep in Appreciate Bask Read a Bestseller… Continue reading Take every chance you get. Make it count. Enjoy the ride.

Just thoughts

Do we stand the risk of forgetting what happened at Westgate Mall?

A society uninterested and unwilling to learn from the past is doomed. We must never forget our history. We must never lower our guard. J. Edgar Hoover Three years later, I am still not convinced. I am not convinced about how many gunmen there were or what eventually happened to them. I am not convinced… Continue reading Do we stand the risk of forgetting what happened at Westgate Mall?

Heavier things · Just thoughts

If your reason for coming to Africa is to flaunt its desperation, we don’t want you here!

This continent has problems, we all know that. But even so, it is far from doomed- we don’t all know that- thanks to Hollywood celebrities and their ilk.  Doomer-Gloomers, I call them. They come here with supposedly good intentions, get us all tweeting and Facebooking about their visits- but, in the end, they wet-blanket our… Continue reading If your reason for coming to Africa is to flaunt its desperation, we don’t want you here!

Just thoughts

This one is for the haters

In the recent past, various clips of African, specifically Ghanaian action movies have been making rounds on social media. Not because their marketers are doing a good job of creating anticipation and driving demand. Nope. The Ghanaian movie clips have been making social media headlines because of their laughter inducing, taunt instigating nature. They are… Continue reading This one is for the haters