Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bronya (Chritsmas) - A very political Pantomine

The festive season has always reminded me of food I mean real food - Plenty chicken beef meat meat and more meat.Childhood memories of this time of year can not be recalled without mentioning the famous Piccadilly biscuits , Belgian canned biscuits or the favorite/terror of children Amasi (masqueraders) who troop into town in groups to terrorize petrified kids.Then There is Family and the hundreds of cousins some of which you have never met, As you grow the import(enjoyment) of the festive season may lift - after all the pot bellied uncles no longer doth you with money - or you no longer get presents if you ever got some that is? Plus no one really cares about the decorations anyway if they are finally put up two day before the C- Day it means they will not come of until somewhere in March after Mummy has screamed a thousand times.Do you remember your Bronya atadee (Christmas Dress/Clothes) - The Holy grail of attire that was to be unveiled on that special day - if only everyday was Christmas our churches would continuously look like New York Fashion week after all everyone and their children and children's children wants u to see how fresh they look. At this time of the year we also have to remember those e who don't have and I hope we all do so this year.

Chritmas Interupted - This years Bronya will be a very political affair the Christmas dress has been replace by the political part t- shirt, the fanta has been replaced by political rally pure water (sachet water), jingle bells and co have been usurped by Nana oye winner (Npp political song) and Yeresesamu(we are changing things - the Ndc Song, Sermons of good tidings and peace have becomes sermons of peace and hope.The children's class of 2008 are quite and unfortunate bunch their Christmas will not be the usual affair after all Ghana has an Election run-off on the 28th December.

I wonder who Papa Bronya (Santa) will be voting for - I hope he votes wisely as for me the can only be one choice after all it will be a new year soon - Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year in Advance

Friday, December 05, 2008

Elections

Chale the time has come npp ndc cpp ect - Ghana mus decide and i wish u all a free and fair and peaceful election - As for me I will be voting for the first time Pray for good judgement for me - PEACE

Monday, October 27, 2008

Images of Ghana - Almost 1 Year

I have been back in Ghana since november and these are some memorable images of my lovely Homeland

More Flavors from Kayobi

Just click on the picture
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Kayobi Clothing T- Shirt Catalog



Kayobi clothing line so far

Special Application

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Monday, September 01, 2008

Eddie Blay Jnr rocking Kayobi Clothing on Metro tv

Eddie Blay Jnr rocking Kayobi Clothing on Metro tv

Here is a video of Kayobi Clothings firts appearance on TV.(MTN Sports accademy) It was all due to the kind jesture of presenter and rapper Eddie Blay JNR



Thursday, August 28, 2008

Kayobi Clothing New Designs

Monday, August 18, 2008

New Designs from kayobi Clothing








The real weapons of Mass Destruction can be found in Africa and they go by the name of Mosquitoes

The second image is a heads up to the Ghanaian currency the CEDI
pls let me know what u think

Pounding Fufu in ghana

Ghana 101 - How to Pound Fufu


Enjoy

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Link to T-shirt Pictures



The link to the shirt pictures taking at a tour of ''kofi Boateng's (the face of Kayobi) crib are not showing so click here
is a link


First Shirt released by Kayobi Clothing
Shirt title:Piece (Peace) in Africa
Aim:Anti war/Anti Guns/Striving for African Peace through Art and Fashion
Inspired by:Mozambique turns arms into art
Mozambican artists have decommissioned weapons in a graphic way, taking them apart and using the remains to make a range of novel and eloquent sculptures


More info on design: the word piece (peace) was not misspelled but intentional and is a play on words.
gun
noun
the illegal trafficking of drugs and guns firearm, pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, carbine, automatic, handgun, semiautomatic, machine gun, Uzi; weapon; informal PIECE, gat, heater

check out the link - news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/1764173.stm
more pics at www.ghanahype.blogspot.com or
http://picasaweb.google.com/boateng.kwabena/NewAlbum8808510PM

shirts going for 15 -18 Ghana Cedis /Dollars
Holla @ kob 0206438052
boateng.kwabena@gmail.com

enjoy and leave some feed back

Kayobi Clothing VRS Kofi Boateng

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Kayobi clothing went along to Kofi Boateng's crib where he gave as a tour and a look into his marvelous life

Friday, August 08, 2008

Kayobi Clothing drops first shirt

Hi years of hopes, dreams and talk have finally led to the first t-shirt from my clothing line being printed today and it has all been due to the grace of God and my savior Jesus through whom i have enjoyed a wonderful and privileged life with abundant imagination for my designs.

This shirt is just a teaser for what is to come.
Shirt title:Piece (Peace) in Africa
Aim:Anti war/Anti Guns/Striving for African Peace through Art and Fashion
Inspired by:Mozambique turns arms into art
Mozambican artists have decommissioned weapons in a graphic way, taking them apart and using the remains to make a range of novel and eloquent sculptures

Please check out the Link here
I hope u like it - Let me know your thoughts

Kayobi Clothing outdores Logo

Finally the logo's for the kayobi Line are out - let me know which ones u like

Kwabena Boahen: Making a computer that works like the brain


http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/kwabena_boahen_on_a_computer_that_works_like_the_brain.html

Kwabena Boahen wants to understand how brains work -- and to build a computer that works like the brain by reverse-engineering the nervous system. His group at Stanford is developing Neurogrid, a hardware platform that will emulate the cortex’s inner workings.

Why you should listen to him:

Kwabena Boahen is the principal investigator at the Brains in Silicon lab at Stanford. He writes of himself:

Being a scientist at heart, I want to understand how cognition arises from neuronal properties. Being an engineer by training, I am using silicon integrated circuits to emulate the way neurons compute, linking the seemingly disparate fields of electronics and computer science with neurobiology and medicine.

My group's contributions to the field of neuromorphic engineering include a silicon retina that could be used to give the blind sight and a self-organizing chip that emulates the way the developing brain wires itself up. Our work is widely recognized, with over sixty publications, including a cover story in the May 2005 issue of Scientific American.

My current research interest is building a simulation platform that will enable the cortex's inner workings to be modeled in detail. While progress has been made linking neuronal properties to brain rhythms, the task of scaling up these models to link neuronal properties to cognition still remains. Making the supercomputer-performance required affordable is the goal of our Neurogrid project. It is at the vanguard of a profound shift in computing, away from the sequential, step-by-step Von Neumann machine towards a parallel, in

Kwabena Boahen: Making a computer that works like the brain

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/kwabena_boahen_on_a_computer_that_works_like_the_brain.html

Take from:

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/kwabena_boahen_on_a_computer_that_works_like_the_brain.html

Kwabena Boahen wants to understand how brains work -- and to build a computer that works like the brain by reverse-engineering the nervous system. His group at Stanford is developing Neurogrid, a hardware platform that will emulate the cortex’s inner workings.

Why you should listen to him:

Kwabena Boahen is the principal investigator at the Brains in Silicon lab at Stanford. He writes of himself:

Being a scientist at heart, I want to understand how cognition arises from neuronal properties. Being an engineer by training, I am using silicon integrated circuits to emulate the way neurons compute, linking the seemingly disparate fields of electronics and computer science with neurobiology and medicine.

My group's contributions to the field of neuromorphic engineering include a silicon retina that could be used to give the blind sight and a self-organizing chip that emulates the way the developing brain wires itself up. Our work is widely recognized, with over sixty publications, including a cover story in the May 2005 issue of Scientific American.

My current research interest is building a simulation platform that will enable the cortex's inner workings to be modeled in detail. While progress has been made linking neuronal properties to brain rhythms, the task of scaling up these models to link neuronal properties to cognition still remains. Making the supercomputer-performance required affordable is the goal of our Neurogrid project. It is at the vanguard of a profound shift in computing, away from the sequential, step-by-step Von Neumann machine towards a parallel, in

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Fufuo LONDON style

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I got sent this email of how ghana men and women (probably ashanti) still had to have their fufu just like their mama's made it




A Christian

A Christian

Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a
church in Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had an
occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he
sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a
quarter too much change. As he considered what to do, he thought to
himself, 'You'd better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to
keep it.' Then he thought, 'Oh, forget it, it's only a quarter. Who
would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus company gets
too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a 'gift from
God' and keep quiet.'

When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, and then he
handed the quarter to the driver and said, 'Here, you gave me too much
change.'

The driver, with a smile, replied, 'Aren't you the new preacher in
town?'

'Yes' he replied.

'Well, I have been thinking a lot lately about going somewhere to
worship. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too
much change. I'll see you at church on Sunday.'

When the preacher stepped off of the bus, he literally grabbed the
nearest light pole, held on, and said, 'Oh God, I almost sold your Son
for a quarter.'

Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read. This is a
really scary example of how much people watch us as Christians, and
will put us to the test! Always be on guard -- and remember -- You
carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you call yourself
'Christian.'

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
I'm glad a friend forwarded this to me as a reminder. So, I choose to
forward it to you - my friend. God bless you; I hope you are having a
wonderful day!
If you don't pass this on to anybody, nothing bad will happen; but, if
you do, you will have ministered to someone.

The Will of God will never take you to where the Grace of God will not
PROTECT you...

Stay FAITHFUL and Be GRATEFUL!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Ghana Life ft. Christie Brown Couture Launch

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Here are snapshots of typical weeks in Accra
Order of Pictures
1)Some ones house nearly gets burnt because the house boy lit a fire next to tractor tires
2)Suiting up for an interview
3)Thunderstorm Storm African Style
4)Launch of Christie Brown Clothing Line by Aisha
5)Fam at home
6)Bringing little bro from school/Accra bats

Enjoy

Young Micheal Essien / Ghana vrs Cameroun

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Hi here are some more pictures from the just completed Can 2008
The reason for the heading 'Young Micheal Essien' stems from meeting a young man at the Accra mall autograph signing by Stephen appiah who was on a quest to reunite with his long lost friend 'Ghana's one and only Micheal Essien'. He had tried the hotel,and training grounds of the black stars with no avail and was trying his luck at the signing. I hitched a ride home with him and he showed me a picture of him and essien when they were teens in high school.

Order of pictures
1)Ghana Hype Black stars poster being held by Carlos for Stephen Appiah
2)The chap in the red t in the Car is Essiens long lost friend
3)pictures of essien and friend in High school - look closely essien is on the top row - 7th from the left and his friend is 4th from the left (the third and fourth pictures are clearest)
4)Pictures of Ghana vrs Cameroun Pre/During and Post match - the pictures of us smacking our hands to our heads simply means ''madness'' or ''abodam'' or ''head knacking'' made popular by hip life rapper kaw kessie
There was allot of head knacking when cameroun lost.

Hope you enjoy
Please let me know what u think of the site your comments help and keep us going
take care and God bless you

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Stephen Appiah and John Mensah Sign Autographs at the Accra Mall/Ghana Hype and Kayobi giving away free Black Stars posters


Sorry for the late update but better late than never - Ghana's Captains - Stephen Appiah and John Mensah were at the Accra Mall since the just finished Can Ghana 2008 African Cup of Nations and Ghana Hype and Kayobi were there to take some pictures and present a framed Ghana black stars poster to Stephen.Ghana Hype in conjunction with Kayobi Lifestyles Company and Flamboart are currently giving away these limited edition posters for free - to commemorate the third position of the black stars, the launch of Ghana Hype in Ghana and the future launch of the Kayobi Clothing line. Holla at me on 0206438052 or boateng.kwabena@gmail.com.

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More updates to follow:more Can 2008 pictures/Updates on whats going on in Christie Brown Couture launching etc

Can 2008 - Ghana VRS Nigeria in Pictures

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Back Soon for the 2008

Hi sorry i have not been updating the site since i moved to Ghana, its been because i have not had internet access at home and I have been bogged down with house work such as supervising my little brothers and trying to rehabilitate my car. I would like you to know that we are still here and have big plans for this year, such as:
*Remodling of the Site
* New Logo.
* The Introdution of the Kayobi Lifestyle Company.
* Pictures from the just finished African Cup of Nations.
* Videos of everyday life in Accra and Ghana.
* Pictures of Blackstars Captains Stephen Appiah and John Mensah autograph siging at the
Accra mall and More.
* Free Poster giveaway of the blackstars created in conjunction with Flamboart and Kayobi.

Ghana Hype aims to be the most authoiritative voice on popular culture eminating from Ghana and Africa. So keep coming back for more whilst we expand.

Thanks for passing by. God Bless Y'all

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

IN THE MOTHERLAND

The Saga of the Returnee
Whats good is been long and its all because when in Ghana do as the Ghana -man - so i have been feasting over the festive season, enjoyed the comforts of life without bills, taken a tro - tro (video will be uploaded soon) (public bus) drove a Benz and been totally frustrated by things that i expect to be normal. Ghana is a paradox which i sum up with this phrase 'everything has changed but nothing has changed' - Regarding things changing I have been able to easily access the Internet from my phone without issues but found it hard (more expensive) to hook up Internet at home. There are loads of new roads and developments however the old roads that were previously good have been neglected. What is weired is that for example if i left a sack of sand by the road side 5 years ago when i left Ghana the same bag will be at the exact spot a new road will have been constructed around the bag but no one will see this bag as an alien object.So yes the country (parts that i have seen so far) is developing how ever this form of development is not linear or necessarily progressive or uniform but to a large extent haphazard but at least it has begun.

P.s the SUN IS NICE but can be OPPRESSIVE
Take care god bless and Pray for me