No Struggle, Slow Progress. Know Struggle, Mo’ Progress.

I get perturbed when people say foolish things like: You can never know joy until you know pain. You can never know sunshine, until you’ve known rain…                  … Continue reading

Impossible is Nothing.

In my last post on Mandela and heroic leadership I discussed Calestous Juma’s twitter posts on things that people believed could never happen. Here he is with it again and this time I… Continue reading

What Happens When Mandela… Dies?

Mandela is 94 years old. Ninety Four. The average life span for a South African male is 50.43 years. This means that Mandela, in spite of being jailed, antagonized, criticized, targeted… and driving… Continue reading

The [Beauty] Revolution WILL be Commodified…

So maybe commodification gives you the heebie jeebies because it reminds you of all the ways in which Africa has been robbed, but this time I mean it in a good way— like… Continue reading

Lazy Ghanaians PLEASE Stand Up!

Let’s say your name is Rajak. You are a member of a small community outside of Atebubu in the Brong Ahafo region. People there are largely herders and small farm workers. You finished… Continue reading

Meet the Man Who Is Ruining Ghana: Rashid Pelpuo

Originally posted on Mind of Malaka:
Consider a pimple – a whitehead to be exact. Over the course of time – a week perhaps – you see and feel it erupting slowly, breaking…

What’s Beef?!

What’s Beef? Amongst Development elites… it is not when you need two gats to go to sleep (shouts to Biggie). It is when Bill Gates comes at you sideways by dissing the pinnacle of your… Continue reading

The Value is (basically, sort of) the Same-ish

The following is a conversation I had with a Taxi driver the other day. It is largely translated from Twi but the spirit of the conversation lives on in the hallow curves of… Continue reading

M- Gov Love!

In my last post, I discussed the Service- based Hidden Income Tax, otherwise know as S.H.I.T we pay for government services in the absence of true efficiency and accountability. I made sure to… Continue reading

Make I Feeeel Somtin, Abeg!

Soooooo… What had happened waaaassss… We went into a grocery shop, having parked haphazardly on the side of the sidewalk. There were no clearly marked spaces and there were no clear signs. So… Continue reading