Saturday, March 21, 2009

Kayobi Clothing - First Radio interview

Hi folks. Guess what? lol I got my first radio interview with Ms naa on Ghana's new Urban Youth radio staion on Monday 23rd of March 2009 from 9 am onwards.
I will be giving away free shirts and bags during the show so dont miss out . PEACE

Here is a profile of Ms Naa and here show is on every week day from 6 am until 10 am
Check out here Clothing line here:
Name: Naa Adzorkor Addo

Date of birth: July 11th

Religion: Spiritual Being

Interest: Mind my business and leaving yours alone, music, making money finding peace.

Food: I will spend my last money on sushi…….matter of fact I am looking for a sushi chef to marry …. (Call me :)

Favorite Quote: YOU CAN KICK ROCKS!!!!!

What best describes my character: Definitions don’t work for me…….so let’s just say I fit under the category ‘’miscellaneous’ ‘in a world where classification is key ,I’m just me…

Paraphrased from: STACEYANA CHIN.

Ms. Naa formally known as Triple S, The Super Soul Sister is……some say a sweetheart, others say nothing and simply shake their heads…..She chooses to define herself as creative energy, a loose cannon, the girl your parents’ use as a bad example of a lady, a rebel in every sense of the word, somewhat of a loner but sure to make you feel welcomed when in her presence if you don’t rub her the wrong way. The New York University Film and Television graduate, with a passion for film editing is not a novice to the radio game. She had her radio debut in 97’ and worked as an on air personality until she left to further her education.

Now back on the block, she is more than conquering the radio world on her to-do list. Very rarely at a loss for words, she is sure to have you either deep in thought or clutching at your sides with laughter as she wakes up each and every weekday morning on YFM.

Make sure you tune in ‘cos it is guaranteed to be an EXPERIENCE

This song make me happy - Look ma shoe by AYISOBA et al


Wanlov dancing with ngozi

Ghana at the Movies

Its always nice when u see an African in a major blockbuster or something African - I was watching a movie the other day which stared Wesley Snipes 'THE ART OF WAR 2: BETRAYAL' and came across these remixed ADINKRA symbols.How come we as Ghanaians hardly incorporate such images into our movies.

here is the synopsis of the movie.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mutombo the POET - rocking the FAMOUS make FUFU not WAR T- SHIRT

Mutombo is a multi-talented artiste who is specialized in Spoken Word(Poetry).He has blessed several stages since he started this beautiful art form in Ghana,West Africa

Dumped in Africa: Britain’s toxic waste

Taken from the independent website

Special Investigation
Dumped in Africa: Britain’s toxic waste

Children exposed to poisonous material in defiance of UK law

By Cahal Milmo

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

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Scavengers at Alaba market in Lagos, Nigeria, try to make a living from the illegal exports


Scavengers at Alaba market in Lagos, Nigeria, try to make a living from the illegal exports

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Tonnes of toxic waste collected from British municipal dumps is being sent illegally to Africa in flagrant breach of this country’s obligation to ensure its rapidly growing mountain of defunct televisions, computers and gadgets are disposed of safely.

Hundreds of thousands of discarded items, which under British law must be dismantled or recycled by specialist contractors, are being packaged into cargo containers and shipped to countries such as Nigeria and Ghana, where they are stripped of their raw metals by young men and children working on poisoned waste dumps.

In a joint investigation by The Independent, Sky News, and Greenpeace, a television that had been broken beyond repair was tracked to an electronics market in Lagos, Nigeria, after being left at a civic amenity site in Basingstoke run by Hampshire Country Council. Under environmental protection laws It was classified as hazardous waste and should never have left the UK.
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The television, fitted with a satellite tracking device, was bought by a London-based dealer, one of dozens of operators buying up a significant proportion of the estimated 940,000 tonnes of domestic electronic waste, or e-waste, produced in the UK each year and sending it for export.

Investigators bought back the television after a 4,500-mile journey from Tilbury Docks in Essex to the giant Alaba electronics market in Lagos, where up to 15 shipping containers of discarded electronics from Europe and Asia arrive every day. At least a third of the contents of each container is broken beyond use and transferred to dumps where waste pickers scavenge amid a cocktail of burning heavy metals and dioxins. The television is just one example of a broader problem with the enforcement of the legislation, which permits the export of functioning equipment but prohibits broken electronic goods from being sent outside the EU to a country with a developing economy.

Such is the confused state of the recycling industry, with some local authorities collating figures on the amount of waste being exported and others simply handing the task to sub-contractors, that the e-waste body representing the electronics industry admits abuse is widespread.

Claire Snow, the director of the Industry Council for Equipment Recycling (ICER), told The Independent: “It is clear that the system for collecting equipment which UK householders have thrown away is not working as well as it should.

“On the pretext of re-use, equipment which is clearly not suitable for any type of re-use is effectively being dumped in developing countries.”

Government figures show that 450,000 tonnes of e-waste is currently being treated in accordance with Britain’s waste electronic and electrical equipment laws, which place a responsibility on manufacturers to meet the environmental cost. But with the average Briton throwing away four pieces of e-waste every year, approximately 500,000 tonnes is going unaccounted for. Industry research seen by The Independent estimates that at least 10,000 tonnes of waste televisions and 23,000 tonnes of computers classified as hazardous waste are being illegally exported as part of a wider e-waste market worth “tens of millions of pounds”.

Campaigners say dealers offering around £3 for a television and £1 for a computer monitor to waste sites are undercutting specialist recycling companies, creating a “grey market”.

Britain is responsible for around 15 per cent of the EU’s total e-waste, which is growing three times faster than any other muncipal waste stream.

Martin Hojsik, toxics campaigner for Greenpeace International, said: "Companies can stop this illegal toxic trade now by ensuring their goods are free from hazardous components. It is critical they and governments take full responsibility for the safe recycling of their products and put an end to the growing e-waste dumps that are poisoning people."

Bosses at Hampshire County Council last night launched an inquiry into its waste sites but insisted it and its household waste site contractor, Hopkins Recycling, only used dealers who exported functional equipment.

A spokesman for Consumers International, which is campaigning for tightened e-waste controls, said: “The sight of children scavenging toxic wastelands overflowing with the West’s unwanted computers and televisions makes a mockery of international bans to prevent the dumping of e-waste. Western governments, including the UK, have shown little desire to deal with the root cause of this problem.”

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Rise of the Ghannian Metro - Sexual

Wow - CHANGE the word of Last year this Year and the Year to come - Well in Ghana the men have really changed. A couple of years ago a drive through the principle streets of Accra would no doubt have left you thinking you were in a rap video of the must thugish rugish rapper but no this is AFRICA specifically the capital of Ghana. So whats my point? Well for a long time the fashion sense of the Ghanaian male was grossly informed but the black american rapper and the clothes, jewellrey and shoes that made apperances in their videos.

OhHHHH how times have changed I got the shock of my life when i moved to Ghana an noted with curiosity that there has been an ''all change'' as professed on the london tube. Baggy pants (or jeans if you may) are out and tight scrotum hugging skinny jeans are in
Bling,Gold and Diamonds are out and rosary's,wooden and plastic African beads are in
The basket ball jersey and fitted hat have been replaced with the fedora and button up, and mind you not any button up will do - criteria 1 it must be tight 2 if possible it must have a profound colour and the ultimate - if possible it must be a UK designer,,,,,,,,,,, hmmmmmm did you just say UK yep I did UK as in LONDON TOWN yep

Yeah i know you must be saying is this the same Ghana you know, the same Ghana in which a couple of years ago anyone with the streamlined UK look was categorized as GAY CHICHI ANTIMAN etc etc - YEP as i said this is the year for Change.

No more nike airforce 1's, now its strictly plimsoles or converses and it u really have the largent why dont u throw in some prada or gucci.

From the surface it may seem like the Ghanaian metrosexual has arrived and this movement my be spearheaded by chaps such us Kweku T or Chris Attoh but in reality I think the country is just going though another phase of mimicking and aping what they see in videos the only difference is that Lil Wayne has exchanged his xxxxxxxllll White T - Shirt for a nicely fitted Stussy t and his supper baggy rocawear jeans for skinny fit true religion jeans and so my brothers with the HERD mentality follow blindly.

I applaud people like Kweku t for introducing African jewelery for men into the scene however I am of the impression that are youth are so blinded by the lights that they have stifled their inner creativity and ability to st trends that are indigenous to their environment rather than to simply Follow the ''leader'' .

Lead DONT follow - Kayobi clothing and numerous other African clothing lines say so

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Friday, March 06, 2009

A Nation without Heroes - Ghana Independence Day

On our 52 nd Independence Anniversary I am sad to say that the fervor usually associated with such days has to a large extent escaped me or if I may be blunt I really could not give a toss this year. Why you may ask - well mainly because I believe I live in a country that honors mediocrity, a politics of patronage instead of merit and a nation that believes in the easy way out. Please don't get me wrong I am not one of those Ghana bashers and I am a patriotic son of this nation however my observations how let me come to the conclusion that we as a nation are quite good at being very dependent and to are large extent we render or political independence worthless with our need for dependence on others.

We seem to need someone to tell us that pure water will literally engulf our nation in 12 years and than we would need a loan from a European country t clean up our mess, w depend on even tooth pics from china, we depend on relatives for everything even jobs that we are absolutely qualified for and woe be tide you in case there is a government change then you have t depend on your connections in the opposing parties to ensure that you do not proceed on leave or (in my case) to get you reinstated. So why do we need to always need to depend instead of being independent.

My simple answer is that were are a nation of followers and not leaders and any nation filled with followers is a nation without Heroes. it is sad that a majority of the people in this nation including myself do not really know who the real heroes and sheroes in this country are and if we do not know who they are then how can he create new ones and move our country froward (no pun intended). Put who do I blame when our television sets of full of juju orientated Ghana and Nigerian films, Telenovelas that perpetuate an alien culture and reinforces certain supremacist stereotypes.

No i aint got nothing against foreign material on ur media but why should we be always dependent on someones work when we have not created our own. if we cannot even have cartoons with black people made and shown on or tv's everyday for our kids then we have no right showing them brain numbing content that have no use in making them independent and proud thinkers who one day will be the HEROES in a Nation without HEROES.