VIRTUAL RADICAL AWARDS EPISODE 2

STUDENT MOTIVATOR OF THE WEEK goes to creative designer …WILBERFORCE ADDO who advised student via the print press to ustilise their talents.

HEAD GEAR AND FIRST ROW CLASS OCCUPANT OF THE WEEK GOES TO KAY

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HAIR STYLE OF THE WEEK GOES TO

Eunice…its her own hair…she didn’t borrow it.


SMILE OF THE WEEK GOES TO EDEM indeed her smile is radiant. Did you know that it takes less facial tissues to smile than frown…don’t stress yourself out and don’t let them know that they have won…fight them with your smile trust me it kills them quick. It blows your pain away like “effpack”. The best make up every one must have is “SMILE”.


COURAGEOUS STUDENT OF THE WEEK
 goes to perscoba… for being the first GIJ Eminence awards nominee to thank his colleagues even though he did not win for his category…that takes a lot of courage…next year…vim dey wai…..God too dey.

“I want thank everyone who supported me in the Eminence Awards endeavours. Even though the night wasn’t mine,i truly appreciate your effort”

THE MOST DESERVING GIJ EMINENCE AWARDEE Goes to Paa Kwesi Nimo

*WHY KWASI NIMO JNR IS THE UNDISPUTED SRC MEMBER OF THE YEAR*

*Leaders must be tall.* Leaders must be persons people look up to. Very few persons in GIJ command the admiration and respect Kwasi Nimo Jnr does.
In my short stay in GIJ, I have observed the great exploits of this budding leader. And without research, I can list the reasons why he deserves his recognition as the most outstanding student leader.
As class rep, he: 

👉killed the ‘A’ class to *win the first ever inter-class debate.*

👉🏾 Led the Class in being adjudged *Best Presenting Class in both Marketing and Advertising Courses* last academic year. 

👉🏾 Was a *pioneering member* and organising secretary of the GIJ writers and debaters society spearheading the first ever *Street Debate* in GIJ.
👉🏾 Resigned as Clerk of General Assembly, *as an act of conscience*, to protest against the corrupt practices of the then Speaker.
👉🏾 *Captained the GIJ Revolutionists* in the fight for the Paramountcy of student interest against the imposition of a non trusted electoral voting system last semester.
👉🏾 Was a *co-counsel* to an *impeachment suit* filed against the immediate past SRC President.
👉🏾 And many more. 
Kwasi Nimo *stands tall* among his peers in matters of students’ advocacy and preserving the student interest. 
Yesterday, you thanked GIJ. Today, GIJ thanks you for your service. 
Congrats to *#ThatTallGuy.* You earnestly deserve your award.
*#StandOut*
*#StandTall*

*#ThatTallGuy*

-Signed-
*Emmanuel Oppong Anane*

*Dip2B*

[REPENT. READ YOUR BIBLE AND PRAY EVERYDAY TO GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. MATTHEW 28:1-10 JESUS IS BACK. THE END TIME IS NEAR
WORSHIP WITH US DURING OUR DEVINE SUNDAY SERVICE AT WORD AFLAME FAMILY CHAPEL, DAWHENYA ADJACENT THE DAWHENYA POLICE STATION THIS AND EVERY SUNDAY FROM 7:30AM PROMPT TO 10:30AM…COME AND EXPERIENCE THE MOVE OF GOD IN YOUR LIFE]



MOST CONTROVERSIAL DISCUSSION OF THE WEEK ABOUT THE CREDIBILITY OF THE JUST ENDED GIJ EMINENCE AWARDS
*Nana Adu -The chief whip of Gij general assembly question the credibility of the Eminence Awards** 

It’s no secret that most people don’t like having their flaws pointed out to them. But the fact is that other people often see our shortcomings more clearly than we do.
And just as sharks need to keep swimming in order to breathe, entrepreneurs need to keep learning and developing both personally and professionally to improve their performance and grow their businesses.
Since the inception of these prestigious awards people have always doubted the credibility of this award; whether it’s awards for friends and classmates of Richmond Anim  or for Radcom
We don’t organize a program solely because of profit but the quality of it is also necessary, why should nominees buy their own ticket. ? Where on earth? I was totally surprised when I heard this devastating information
Many other students have equally expressed their disgust about this year’s Gij Eminence awards 
 There might have obviously been some sabotage , but i do hope and pray we see a far more better and improved version of theirs in the next edition and then the rest will be a story for the gods.
Some of us have kept quiet because we thought it will get better this year, for goodness sake!! This is another edition and there’s still no improvement..
However , there are  industrious student in our premium university who needs to be awarded also  , I would like to take this opportunity to ask the organizers if they genuinely peruse through the nominees Curriculum Vitae very well?  Obviously no, because some of the awards given to some group of people and individuals are questionable…
I have *290 questions* to ask *Richmond Anim* in my next write-ups..
Nana Adu
The chief whip of Gij general assembly)

REPLY:

*I won’t respond snr. I don’t engage in unproductive battles. Saving my energy for better impact in life* .

Sometimes I don’t get people but well we live in the part of the world that even if you kill your mother for people, they will still have something to say. 
 *Talk remains cheap!!!!* 
I encourage students to keep on pursuing their life dreams and purpose.  
The little I can do I what I keep on doing and as we all know, we won’t remain here forever. I believe in what I do and people who know me very well , knows my principles when it comes to credibility and integrity.
*Do u know what it takes to do what we did last night?* 
You may have your own reservations but the law of legitimacy *” YOU CANNOT SPEAK ON SOMETHING YOU HAVE NOT SUCCESSFULLY PRACTISED”*
Appreciating efforts won’t kill

OPINION

15/11/2017
*THE EMINENCE AWARDS IS THE MOST USEFUL EVENT ON THE SRC CALENDAR.*
*Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.* – Vince Lombardi 
I have been closely following the conversation about the credibility of the GIJ Eminence Awards. I have carefully listened to the various arguments. Honestly, I cannot judge any view as right or wrong, because opinions are the prerogative of the holder. But I can confidently determine if an opinion is productive or disruptive. 
The fact is, the *GIJ Eminence Awards* is the most useful event on the SRC calendar. It is the single event that opens up an opportunity for every single member of this institute to gain recognition for the good work they have done. If for nothing at all, nominated students get free adverts that propel their brands far beyond the confines of GIJ.
Beyond the invaluable brand propulsion, it is obvious how much meaning students ascribe to winning categories. A cursory look at the reactions of the winners was a powerful indication of the worth of the scheme and its ability to inspire students.
Nevertheless as I belaud the worth of the awards scheme, I must admit that there are genuine structural flaws in the selection of the nominees and the determination of the winners. A more structured nomination process and an especially rigorous jury assessment would greatly boost the credibility of the scheme.
But blemishes and systemic flaws are only natural. The only way we can rid off them is to acknowledge them, thoroughly assess them and build solutions to abate their negativity. 
It is absolutely wrong to downplay the importance or belittle the value of the Eminence Awards simply because of a few structural issues. The idea is a noble one. Hence we must help the organisers to make it bigger and better. 
With active SRC Executive Committee inclusion, we can create more relevant prizes for the winners of the awards. We can use this scheme to highlight and groom our finest products. We can use this scheme to help promising students build professional brands that may well set off their careers. The prospects are unending.
I am glad that Senior Statesmen like Desmond Lamptey, Noel Nutsugah, Benjamin Alpha, Elorm Mawuli Kwawu and Mamavi Goh have all recognised the huge potential of this event. The awards is an event I genuinely believe in and I will avail myself to any conversation that will help it become better. 
*A flawed diamond is worth more than a perfect pebble.* 
Great things take time to achieve. So let us all come on board and build the GIJ Eminence Awards into the glorious scheme it can become.

The Eminence Awards is for GIJ. Let’s support it and make it Great! Because GIJ deserves Greatness! 
Long Live the Eminence Awards! 
Long Live GIJ!!

🖊Signed🖊
Kwasi Nimo Jnr

*#ThatTallGuy*


THE  MOST HILARIOUS WHATSAPP STATUS OF THE WEEK goes to Wilberforce Addo….hahahaha..my teeth and my ribs…agei. He kind of looks like those rich men you’d see in these Nigerian movies in this particular picture…but the girls too why? Operation tighten your belt anaa?


THE MOST INSPIRING GIJ EMINENCE AWARD WINNER OF THE WEEK Goes to Amanda Dzifa Brown. I dont know her and I don’t think that I have ever met her on campus. I am not awarding her because of her category especially and considering that she is a female but it is because of her zeal and enthusiasm… I would want to believe that even the males voted for her…Amanda…go higher..Ayekoo…please anyone who knows her should forward this article’s link to her.


STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE WEEK GOES TO WILBERFORCE ADDO of WILADOCREATIONS. 

Two Sundays ago there was a celebrity appeal by Wilberforce Addo, yes The one I thought had cheated on me. This occured at the recording studio of Kuami Eugene. He has been following his brand for some few weeks now.
When I saw his unbuckled belt I kept wondering why…is it a search strategy for Angela…

[15/11 10:54 pm] Aba Radical: Why did he unbuckle his belt?

[15/11 10:57 pm] Wiladdocreatio: He was home so I guess he wanted to feel comfortable
[15/11 10:33 pm] Aba Radical: If it was GIJ I would have organised a search party to look for angela.

[15/11 10:34 pm] Wiladdocreatio: There could be more coming. I commend Wilberforce for the strong brand he is working so tirelessly to build…#successful beginings.
Because you know such dudes are most at times busy featuring on shows and all that So we have to build that consensus and know when it’s convenient enough for us to meet…and he did just that…Ayekooo….Wilado

#letssupportourown

Wait, so does it now mean that wearing wilado increases ones chances of being Kuami Eugene’s ANGELAAAAAAAA….Ah well, there is only one way to find out….buy some wai…


ACQUAINTANCES OF THE WEEK GOES TO RICHARD AND SWANZY.



STUDENT POSE OF THE WEEK GOES TO THE RBM’S ….RICHARD AND RICHMOND MORTTY BEDIAKO.


CHRISTIAN EVENT OF THE WEEK GOES TO ” BEAUTY OF HOLYNESS” worship experience dubbed #thegracefactor…happening live at WORD AFLAME FAMILY CHAPEL- ADJACENT THE NEW POLICE STATION.    For more enquiries call+233243446388


THE MOST AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL MALE OF THE WEEK GOES TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE CREATIVE ARTS SOCIETY HENERY DONGOTEY…#THE FINANCIAL GUARD.

[15/11 11:24 pm] Aba Radical: 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

[15/11 11:30 pm] Aba Radical: This one dier na u we’re beautiful ampa😍😍

What happened….
Unfortunately and or fortunately u grew up..
The beautiful ones are not yet born…

[15/11 11:48 pm] Dongotey: 😊
[15/11 11:48 pm] Dongotey: 👍🏻✌

[13/11 4:09 pm] Dongotey: *A NIGHT OF COMEDY ROMANCE & SPOKEN WORD*

😝😝😝😝     ❤❤❤❤     🎙🎙🎙🎙

*THE CREATIVE ARTS SOCIETY GIJ*

After a hard day’s work we need relaxation.
No more stress. Yes no more fatigue

*On Friday, 17th November 2017*
Come and shake off the fatigue after the field’s  work.

Happening at *lecture hall B2*

And of course its free.🕺🏼💃🏻

Oh dont worry if you are single 🤔

After the romantic night…..😍

After the hearty spoken word……..☺

Well I need not say much🤝🏽

Don’t forget 
*FRIDAY, 17TH NOVEMBER 2017*

*LECTURE HALL B2*

*4:30PM-7:30PM*

_COME LETS HAVE A COMICAL ROMANTIC NIGHT_
*THE CREATIVE ARTS SOCIETY*
_INSPIRING ARTS, IMPROVING LIVES_

*CAS GIJ COMMUNICATIONS BUREAU*
[13/11 4:13 pm] Aba Radical: Oh dont worry if you are single 🤔……..saaaa

After the romantic night…..😍….chai

After the hearty spoken word……..☺ aww..already melting koraaa

Well I need not say much🤝🏽. .am looking forward to it paaa.

😂😂😂😂

Henry Dongotey is beautifully handsome.



ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK GOES TO THE GLOBAL SIDERS for their one Ghana monday intiative.

↗ *Global Siders* Presents;

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Everything for *¢1.00*
Yes! *¢1.00* p3 ✌🏼
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 📌 *Pastries*

📌 *and other services.*
🗓 *Date:* Monday, November 13, 2017 
📎 *Venue:* G.I.J. Campus
⏰ *Time:* 07:00am – 06:00pm
Issa One Ghana *#Distin* ✊🏽 
Don’t be left out… 😃
*#GlobalSiders*
*#ClingoGH*
And there is another one coming up again kuwer….this one dier only in GIJ ohh..this one is ABBA KADE!!!

📌 *QUICK NOTICE*

Global Siders’ *One Ghana Reloaded* has been moved to Monday, November 20, 2017.
The first edition held on 13 | 11 | 17 at the Forecourt of the Institute was exciting and we are grateful to all those who took part in it.
But then, *ONE GHANA MONDAY – RELOADED* promises to be great and much more exciting …
📌 Photography
📌 Make-ups
📌 Pastries
📌 Shoe shining
📌 … And much more
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CLASSIC CAMPUS COMPANY OF THE WEEK GOES TO #AD MIDAS

Writer: Mercy Aba Blankson and the Whatsapp advertisers.

Ghana Institute of Journalism
Level 100 C
Ghana

Editor 1: Sampcess Jonjoe
Sierra Leone

Editor 2: Gabriel Asante
University of Cape Coast
Level 200
Ghana

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WHEN THE BOYS BECAME MEN!

I did not plan on writing an article today but it just hit me. I was stunned by what I saw after I entered lecture hall B2.

I have only one pair of high heels because I am not a fan of it. After all what does a tall girl need high heels for anyways? I mean, how tall do you want to get?

 I haven’t serviced it in two years and I haven’t worn it in months-I think the last time I wore it was in January on my birthday. 

Sakina Ankomah Badu and Mawutor….
Therefore the probability of my legs shaking and me falling was very high. Thank God my legs failed to disgrace me as nothing like that ever happened.

All of a sudden I saw Richmond put on his coat over his carefully ironed pink shirt and his red tie which mysteriously dissected his chest. His look was exciting

Mawutor’s clothes which he sparkled in under the Ghanaian sun matched his spectacles and wrist beads. He looked radiant today.

Oh “anokwale, mo mma me nka na L100 C boys dey bee waa”. Yes o, the thing is apart from Mawutor and Eben I didn’t know that anybody else even owned suits. Today I officially state it that l 100 C class guys are men in terms of fashion. 

I give the best dressed man to Swanzy Baffoe Samuel. He grabbed my eyes and my attention. He inspired wonder. He evoked splendor and admiration and appeared delicate. It was that extreme type of beauty that is said to stop a heart and take a breath away. He was simply irresistible and magnetic.

Please let’s give it up for the guys especially Swanzy and Richard. I didn’t even know that GIJ had a customized tie. It’s like suddenly. They all became men miraculously. 

I am not saying they are marriage materials or not. I am not recommending or not not recommending them for any girl and I am not crushing on any of them. I am just saying what it is…

I just don’t want to answer to strange questions in the morning for giving detailed description of what I felt about their dressing. 

My eyes did not just behold their beauty my heart was touched but no strings attached “tho”.

Richard’s look was that of a powerful physical attraction. He literally nearly took my breath away. What? His whole grooming today was a captive surprise.

Aw, “odo yewu” Kevin you looked magnificent and ravishing in that African print…hope your girlfriend would not beat me for saying this…lol…

Enock sat right next to me and I saw what I saw, from head to toe…Your grooming was dazzling. I loved it, every bit of it…I had to just take a picture with you and that one is most definitely a keeper. Best dressed combination.

Edem, the first photographer for my first episode of the Virtual Radical Awards looked … “charle he be fresh guy roff…hy3”

Wait! Was Piyuori sweating spiritually? I watched him wipe his “sweatless” face with his handkerchief when he took his seat after the presentation. Ah well….presentations are just not that easy…well done!

Today was the first time I saw David look formal. He looked great but I heard others call him Google professor. Shark.

The females were up to my expectations, eyebrows were traced, lips were “outdoored” , noses were transformed into 3D, cheeks were poised and faces were drawn and tampered with. Others backside raped their clothes, wrist watches were sparkling and suddenly the GIJ SRC cloth had become the flag again. 

Unfortunately some of the make-up got smudged into the baby hairs which were beautifully caressed and smooched by the same styling gel ( popularly know as defining the edges of your hair style if its a bit old to make it look new) used by children with stagnant hair on Christmas. 

The girls looked spectacular, traffic causing, winsome, wonderful, 

Allotey Bervelyn Henrietta
sensuous, seductive, reverting, 

marvelous, graceful, 

glamorous, enchanting, 

Christlove

fabulous, delightful, etcetera, etcetera, blah, blah, blah…

Soon the lecture began to take photos of us while the presentation was ongoing and some of the girls started to turn their heads in crocodile shyness. Meanwhile 100’s of selfies had already been taken. Their selfies were struggling for space on their phones storage. 
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My ladies, the high heels, platforms, stilettoes…“chai , you killed me shy today!

 The first group’s male voice-over had a deep male voice and that of the female sounded too romantic. I thought she was in bed or something. So I heard that pounds was a group leader, he didn’t say anything but gained attention for his style of walking. I don’t understand why others refused to give them a rounds of applauds after their presentation. They did well.

The second group to present had amazing soundtracks to their videos I really enjoyed every bit of it.

The third group to present which is Group Two, my group had the most positive compliment from the judge. We did great. I am proud of us all. Suddenly all the guys have become men!

THE MAGNIFICENT TWIN TOWERS ON THE CHEST OF A WOMAN; A POTENTIAL REBEL AND A TIME BOMB

MAGNIFICENCE: Aba “koraa” why are you always saying these things…lol…ikr…..but this might be the piece that will save a lady from losing her breast, her fiancé and marriage. A journey into the “bra” of ladies is something any man would hardly talk about so I have to do it. The welcoming glimpses of the two catchy fleshy protuberances separated by the ever firm “London bridge”; only a genius would understand but “hey”, that is just by the way. Have you ever asked yourself why only nice things attract encroachers? But have you ever wondered how your good looking breast at the moment would look after you have left it to fall prey to breast cancer? ” Wo ho b3fa Wo roff” [ you would really go through hell ]. 

POTENTIAL REBEL: How does cancer start and grow? Cell is the basic building block of every living thing- from mosquitoes to cows to people. In the center of every cell is what we call the genes, which gives instructions to the cell telling it what to do? In these genes is also the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) which can be damaged or changed over time. When the DNA changes it is harmless but sometimes it can also cause diseases. Cancer cells are born when these abnormal changes in DNA tell the cells to grow faster or behave differently than it should. This multiplication in cell growth leads to tumors and make cells more different from each other. When all of this begins in the breast tissue it is referred to as breast cancer.  When not treated it can spread to other parts of the body but it doesn’t change its name. If one is diagnosed with breast cancer which spreads to other parts of the body the name of the cancer doesn’t change to where it has spread to. Example when breast cancer metastasis (spreads) to the lungs it’s still breast cancer not lung cancer. Its name should be based on where it started from. It is not called lung cancer unless it started in the lung. 
POTENTIAL REBEL: Common risk factors of breast cancer may include age; where the risk increases with age, genetics; where if a close relative has or has had breast cancer, the risk of getting is higher, a history of breast cancer or breast lumps; where one who has had breast cancer before is more likely to have it again, dense breast tissue; I mean heavy breast “nufu tebrebe”,(aw Thank God mine is not like that.), exposure to Oestrogen for a longer period, alcoholism and radiation exposure. It can happen to anyone. Once you are human then breast cancer can be a potential rebel in your life. Famous women such as Sheryl Crow And Kate Jackson have had their own share of this problem. Ancient Egyptians were the first to document the disease, more than 3,500 years ago. One in eight women will eventually be diagnosed with breast cancer( *time bomb* ). An estimated 85 percent of cancer occurs in women who have no family history of the disease.

Back in high school, I had the opportunity to meet the SISTER OF MAJID MICHEL THE FOUNDER OF PINK FOR AFRICA WHICH IS A BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION. SHE IS A CANCER SURVIVOR. Her mom had died of cancer and so started a foundation to help create awareness of the disease. She herself had one of her breast removed to avoid the chances of growing another lump after being diagnosed with cancer. 
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SHE MADE US FEEL WITH OUR HANDS, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HER REAL BREAST AND THE SILICONE IMPLANT BREAST which replaced the one that had been taken away by surgery. The silicon implant was harder than the natural breast. I was amazed on that day and i was also shocked because i never knew cancer was that worse. A strong woman indeed! Find her on social media…pink for Africa and read more. Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie stunned the world by announcing in a New York Times op-ed that she had undergone prophylactic mastectomies to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer. This act lead to a doubling of the number of women getting tested for this genetic effect in the following six months.
Signs of breast cancer may include a lump in the breast, a change in breast shape, dimpling of skin, fluid coming from the nipple, or a red scaly patch of skin. In those with distant spread of the disease, there may be bone pain, swollen lymph nodes, and shortness of breath or yellow skin. It mostly affects women  due to how protruded, exposed and dense their breasts are as compared to that of men but men also have an infinitesimal risk of getting breast cancer. There was an estimated 2,190 new cases of male breast cancers in 2014. Peter Criss of the rock group KISS is a breast cancer survivor.  Breast cancer also affects children, but the risk rate being very low. 

Types of breast cancer may include the Ductal Carcinoma in situ (DCIS) which is the earliest stage of breast cancer ( cancer cells develop in the ducts of the breast specifically in the situ and have not spread to other normal breast tissues ) and Invasive breast cancer ( meaning cancer cells have spread outside the lining of the ducts into the surrounding breast tissues ) among others. Uncommon types of breast cancer may include inflammatory breast cancer ( arises when cancer cells grow along and block the tiny channels ( lymph vessels) in the skin of the breast causing the breast to be swollen ) and Paget’s disease of the breast ( where its symptoms may show up as a red, scaly rash( like eczema ) on the skin of the nipple). Statistics shows that about 80% of most invasive breast cancers start in the ducts of the breasts with about only 10% starting in the lobes of the breast. 

TIME BOMB
: Well if you decide not to watch out for such a deadly dieses by getting checked out then I’m sorry to say that you are a programmed time bomb. Start saving for your own funeral. Your breast will expire and you’d eventually die but life is worth living so let’s take that bold step to get checked. 

“What at all would I do in order not to fall prey to this deadly cancer” is the question you ought to be asking yourself by now. Preventive measures may include controlled intake of alcohol eg “ADONKO BITTERS, KAKAI BITTERS BOND 7 WHISKY, BIE GYA BITTERS, SM BITTERS, DARLING LEMON ALCOHOLIC DRINK, 777 BITTERS, SMIRNOFF, VODKA, ALOMO etc” frequent diagnosis, breast examination by physicians, imaging tests and biopsy ( where a sample of the breast tissue is surgically removed for laboratory analysis.
Someone may ask if breast cancer is curable. Of course it is. Surgeries like lumpectomy (removing the tumor and a small margin of healthy tissues around it ) and mastectomy ( removing the lobules, ducts, fatty tissue, nipple, areola and some skin ), radiation therapies and chemotherapy. Hormone blocking therapy is also on the use now not forgetting biological treatments as well. Do not hesitate to visit the hospital upon seeing any of the symptoms. Some respond well to surgery while others respond better to chemotherapy and radiation. The stage where the cancer has developed to will help the doctor to decide the best type of treatment that will suit a patient. 

Why, how and when will my hair grow back? Within a few weeks of chemotherapy you lose the hair on your head, including public hair, lashes and brows but these varies from person to person and from the type of chemotherapy drug. After two to three weeks of ended chemotherapy there should be some soft fuzz. In about a month real hair tarts to grow at a normal rate then at later you should see about an inch of hair. There are only rare instances where the hair doesn’t grow back because chemotherapy shut down the your hair follicles

Now to the apogee of this piece, I would like to urge all readers of this article to rally behind the idea of reducing breast cancer cases drastically. Let’s all gravitate with tremendous acceleration and utmost alacrity into our pink dresses and with much exuberance help drive breast cancer away. (Eish, blefo yi ohhh…hahahahaha) ” A  healthy breast, a healthy family”. “A healthy breast, a healthy marriage”.
“Lights out”. Ladies it’s okay cover your breasts (what I saw on Wednesday was too much…u will do saaaaa then I will write about it then you will say am not good..stop tempting me ohhh), gentlemen please take your eyes off their cleavages (aaahhba..y?). Too much of everything is bad. I mean to me its strange that there were “braless girls on matriculation day that on “no bra day”. Ah well maybe to you its not. 
Let me use this opportunity to thank Justina Odoi the GIJ-SRC women’s commissioner for the initiative taken to create awareness about breast cancer. The same gratitude goes to the Reformational agenda team and Swanzy Baffoe Samuel + Theodore Mawutor and Johnson Eziel DuKu Weitzmann

Congratulations to the GIJ level 100 C class for supporting the breast cancer initiative by wearing pink braids, lips, nails, blouses, skirts, ribbon, pinkish gray short weave(eiiii, preha) 

Big ups to the guys too… For now I know that real men wear pink.

Thank you for reading

Movies About Cancer.
50/50 (2011): Inspired  By A True Story, A Comedy Centered On A 27 Year Old Buy Who Learns If His Cancer Diagnosis, And His Subsequent Struggle To Beat The Disease (100mins)Director: Johnathan Levin…Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard.

A Greater Yes: The Story Of Amy Newhouse (2009): A Sixteen-Year Old Girls Faith In God Proves Stronger Than The Cancer Killing Her. (84 Mins.) Director: Bradley Dorsey. Stars: Anne Underwood, Bradley Dorsey, Mike Norris, Bobbie Keith

A Little Bit Of Heaven(2011): A Irreverent Young Woman Who Uses Her Humour To Prevent Maters From Getting Serious Matters From Getting Serious Has A Life Changingvisit With Her Doctor(106 Mins.) Director:Nicole, Kassell Stars:Kate Hudson, Gael Garcia Bernal, Kathy Bates, Peter Dinklage.

Letters To God(2010): A Young Boy Fighting Cancer Writes Letters To God, Touching Lives In His Neighborhood And Community(110mins.) Director:David Nixon, Patrick Doughtie. Stars:Tanner Mguire, Jeffrey Johnson, Robyn Lively, Lisa Curtis

Me, Earl And The Dying Girl…..

Songs: Jamie Grace…Fighter, Mandisa….Overcomer

The Fault In Our Stars (2014) Two Teenage Cancer:Josh Boone Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern. I Have The PDF Novel Version Of The Movie. “Pm For It”.
Writers: Mercy Aba Blankson, 
Johnson Eziel Duku Weitzmann
League of Reformers
Ghana Institute of Journalism
Level 100 C

Ghana
Editor 1: Sampcess Jonjoe

Sierra Leone
REFERENCES
Brestcancer.Org 120 East Lancaster Avenue, Suite 201 Ardmore, Pa 19003. 2017

Mawogbe.E.K, in the chest of a woman, pg36. 2008.

Pinkforafrica.org

http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/elizabeth-thompson-wellness/important-fatcs-about-breasts.

VIRTUAL RADICAL AWARDS

Mercy Aba Blankson a.k.a Aba Radical present the VIRTUAL RADICAL AWARDS. This is a virtual platform which seeks to unveil the social life of GIJ STUDENTS. This is supposed to be weekly but that will depend on the cooperation of those who are nominated or selected for the various categories. It will also depend on how energetic and interesting campus will get every week. If nothing attention-grabbing occurs on campus then expect less categories or no post at all from the VRA. For this week I have just a few categories and I hope you enjoy them. To those who are not GIJ student or those who are yet to be GIJ student, this is the perfect platform for you to familiarize yourselves with the trends and routines that go on with students on campus. I hope that this in a way will help you to blend in when you are finally gained admission to study at GIJ.

GIJ EVENT OF THE WEEK goes to GIJ EMINENCE AWARDS 2017. Get ready to walk down the most glittering red carpet at the EMINENCE AWARDS. This one is lit. It’s a night of gilt and glamour. Are you really a slay queen or the classiest man? On Friday the 10th of November, 2017, over 36 students are expected to win various awards at the 2017Eminence Awards to be organized by RADComm LLC. The event is scheduled to happen at the OSU EBENEZER PRESBY HALL Accra opposite the OSU SLLEM INSTITUTE.

5:00PM is the RED CARPET and 6:00PM is the MAIN EVENT. The red carpet is brought to you by CAMPUS LIVE TV and CAMPUS LIVE CLIQUE. Emily, the second runner up of MISS UNIVERSE GHANA 2017 will be HOSTING the RED CARPET. Who will rule the red carpet? Remember that our fashion police will be on duty so come there looking dapper to prevent any fashion arrest.

The event has been advertised virtually on all the GIJ WHATSAPP AND FACEBOOK PLATFORMS. It has also been talked about live on DAILY SETBITS SHOW ON SPYDERLEENTERMENT TV, FNN AND GN TV UK and the RED CARPET SHOW on JOY PRIME

Amazing ticket promos has been offered to many students. A limited offer has been made for REGISTERED EIJ MEMBERS at a cool 20 CEDIS for 20 SLOTS. Also if you post a video of yourself stating in the video “I WILL BE REPPING LIVE AT THIS YEARS GIJ EMINENCE , AWARDS 2017” , tagged with a #EMINNENCEWAWARDS with between 50 TO 200 LIKES before Friday you stand a chance of winning a FREE VIP TICKET Winners will be posted on the RADComm LLC FACEBOOK PAGE and the GIJ EMINENCE AWARDS PAGE on INSTAGRAM

Students are also informed of the AFTER PARTY after the awards. THE SCR PRESIDENT, MARTIN NTEM THOMPSON together with THE EXECUTIVES would be at the party to display their dancing skills.

Guess who will MC the after party event…KWESI BLANKSON AND KWABENA FERRY

NOTE: Student can purchase their ticket to the awards from the SCR office at a reduced price of GHC20:00. The thicket goes for GHC30:00 regular single, regular double and 50:00 VIP at the venue.Invited guest are, Dr. Yoofi Grant (CEO of Ghana Investment Promotion Center-GIPC as SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOUR). Dr. Kwabena Duffour Junior, Dr. Daniel Mckorley (Mcdan shipping) Okyeme Kwame, Joe Mettle, Countryman Songo among others. Kindly contact Daniel on 0247486167 for more enquiries.

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WORSHIP WITH US DURING OUR DEVINE SUNDAY SERVICE AT WORD AFLAME FAMILY CHAPEL, DAWHENYA ADJACENT THE DAWHENYA POLICE STATION THIS AND EVERY SUNDAY FROM 7:30AM PROMPT TO 10:30AM…COME AND EXPERIENCE THE MOVE OF FOD IN YOUR LIFE]

STUDENT ENTERPRENUER OF THE WEEK goes to Naa Shandorf and Faustina. It is a Ghana against Nigeria “distin”. Naa has been doing this for quite some time. Faustina started only few weeks ago but I decided to add her because she has been consistent with her decision. 

They have employed good advertising strategies and have great customer service. They listen to customer preferences of all sorts, some of which are strange but they listen to them anyway because they have their customers at heart and are looking forward to doing business with you. Find them everywhere on campus but they are level hundred class c students.

Order your favorite soft drinks from RUSH to ALVARO to BETA MALT to MALTA GUINESS. They also have CHOCOMILO, PLANTAIN CHIPS, SACHET WATER, HAY HAY CHOCOLATE BISCUIT and YOGHURT CANDIES.

HALL OF THE WEEK goes to the MANDELA HALL. The maiden of edition of the Mandela movie night happened on the 3rd of November, 7:00pm at the SILVERBIRD CINEMA at the ACCRA MALL. The rate was 20 CEDIS SINGLE and 35 CEDIS FOR COUPLE. It was fun, we were able to socialize and watch a movie with fellow members of the UBUNTU family. Also I leant that when Nadia Buari started kissing Ramsey you guys started shouting in thehall.. “eiiiiiii…you will kill me but I won’t die”. Other student populaces were permitted to join us. Media partners were CAMPUS GIJ, PR BOYS and CAMPUS LIVE.

ACTIVE VIRTUAL HALL AND COMMUNITY OF THE WEEK goes to MANDELA HALL because they talk too much. I don’t even read the messages. My dear, you just can’t read them. When I put on my data, Mandela hall would have talked about 486 chats. They literally speak GIBBERISH, ARABIC, ENGLISH and EMOJI. It also has 210 PARTICIPANTS while EFUA SUTHERLAND HALL has already exhausted space for any more participants on the first whatsapp plat form. They now have 71 on the second one. MANDELA HALL GIJ. UBUNTU…AT HEART

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MOST ACTIVE VIRTUL PARTICIPANT goes to BENJAMIM BROWN of level class E. he is able to effectively disseminate information and notices to almost all the GIJ virtual communities. He is on all the platforms. He talks a lot. He makes use of the emoji quite well. His nick name is Emoji. And I award him the most active virtual participant of the week. Plus he is also a very fun guy to be around with.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK goes to THEODORE ABIWU MAWUTOR, a level 100 class c student. This week 
he has really helped in class contributions. He answered questions of students in class and futher explains parts of lectures to others who do not understand. Due to these immense contributions I give him this award. He also won the Emerging speakers challenge. He was all over the news from the Nigerian voice to educationghana.net to wundef.com totanoebusiness.com to confirmgist.com.ng to nollywoodgists.com etcetera

CLASS OF THE WEEK goes to level 200 and level300PR students.(please any one belonging to this class should whatsapp me asap with images…thanks)

*DETAILS*What we witnessed on monday morning was a product of a project work done by PR students in level 300 as well as the 4 level 200 classes under the auspices of the faculty of public relations,marketting and advertising. The “level 200 wash campaign” and “300 brand campaign” is dubbed “Building new brands: A catalyst for growth in Ghana”. The work was for them to create simulated companies and give them a brand. And what we witnessed today was their launching. The companies are; Vision A-plus Concept from level 200 A, Purple Effect from level 200 B,Tripod Associates from level 200 C,Global Siders from level 200 D,Eureka Haus from level 300 PR-A and Ad Midas from level 300 PR- B. The mouthwatering part of the whole thing is that there is an award for the company with the best proposal after the competition. The competition comes off on the 24th November,2017 from 8am to 5pm on the forecourt of the school. In addition, there is also the chance for those who would like to continue with their work by bringing it on the market to do so. The companies also have their structures from CEO down to managers. *BUT WHAT IS THE GHANA WASH PROJECT?* The Ghana Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (GWASH) Project is a four-year (2009-2013) USAID-funded initiative to improve rural water, sanitation, and hygiene in Ghana. Working with local actors and community members, the project is engaged in more than 160 communities in five regions to assist in the achievement of Ghana’s national WASH goals: Western, Central, Eastern, Volta and the Greater Accra regions. Read more on The Ghana Wash Project from: http://ghanawashproject.org/about-the-project/

HAIR STYLE OF THE WEEK goes to the assistant class representative of level 100 C. ANKOMAH SEKINA BADU

NATURAL HAIR STYLE OF THE WEEK goes to (name and picture will be provided in a few hours)

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CONSISTENT “FASHIONISTA” OF THE WEEK goes to RUTH NAA ABLA ADJALEY MICAH

POSE OF THE WEEK goes to me Aba Radical. It was taken by Edem without me knowing so it looks really weird but true. This was when I was conducting research for my next blog.

SHOE OF THE WEEK goes to CHRISTIAN of LEVEL 100 A, a member of the GIJ level 100 sports reps. He really stood out in this beautifully crafted shoes though there were lots of other good shoes worn by pairs of feet on campus this week.

But this guy….Christian won

PROJECT WORK OF THE WEEK goes to level 100 C class for their preparations towards their video presentations on the introduction to media system course. All the best I hope we rise above any challenges.

IA OF THE WEEK goes to BASIC COMPUTING SKILLS for the way it was conducted. All students of level C were well comported and as such not papers were canceled or destroyed. The questions were read by the lecturer and the answers provided on the answer sheets. We hope it goes well for all.

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TECHNICIAN OF THE WEEK goes to ISAAC IKE for mysteriously fixing the projector to make way for the board to be used. Thank you…from your class.

Unfortunately that is all I have for this week hope you enjoyed and I am looking forward to providing more of this.

Photographer: Edem and Aba Radical level 100 C

Some of the photographs were provided by the nominees.If you wish for anything to be taken down don’t hesitate to inform me. Please if you think that there were other student who deserved some of the categories than the ones here, let it come to my notice so that they will be featured in the next article. Should you see me on campus and you feel I should consider you for a category, it could even be a category you just invented, don’t hesitate to call me. I will gladly listen to your opinion. Thank you

Writer: Mercy Aba Blankson. League of Reformers.


Ghana Institute of Journalism
Level 100 C
Ghana

Editor 1: Sampcess Jonjoe
Sierra Leone

Editor 2: Gabriel Asante
University of Cape Coast
Level 200
Ghana

THE “BANKU” MONOPOLY AND DINOSAUR BONES.

Kay inspired me to do this piece. I therefore dedicate this to her, her impending blog, my existing blog, myself and the other upcoming student bloggers who are trying so hard to make the world a better place through their write ups.

The fact that Kay is starting her own food and transport blog doesn’t mean that she is a foodie. I am not sure that I have even seen her consume anything apart from water but it also doesn’t mean that she doesn’t eat. This situation is just like how people would ask me on my way back from the bush canteen if I had indeed eaten upon seeing the size of my tummy and knowing my body stature…like duuuhh🙄 what do you think I went to the canteen for, to 💃🏽dance? This is intimidating. Some people make slim flat-tummy girls feel like we owe foods to our stomachs all the time. As if we are at war with food.  Please let us breathe.
Some people make annoying sounds with their footwear which in turns announces their presence at home. I hardly do that. However if you hear the clanking of saucepans at home then you should know that I have arrived. Sometimes the food determines if should wash down before I eat or the other way round. “Mmmm” don’t look at me like that, you also do it. I get home around 10:00 pm tired and hungry. Sometimes it even later than that and you expect me to take my bath first, wait, with what energy?

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Even if you give an Elephant meat to Gabriel he will not hesitate to chew it. Yes, that is how hungry some boys are for meat. So when he tells me that all he had for breakfast was tea I begin to sympathize with him because I know that just like me, tea is not in his dictionary of foods. Meanwhile GIJ guys pass me by on my way to lectures holding a cup of tea with some swagger and flex but not because it was purchased from kempinski but because it is ¢1 more expensive than the cost of my DIY homemade tea. I want to sit face to face with Gabriel one day and see him do justice to the meat. Would he do it or he would just be too shy. “apuu, who, Gabriel, shy of me. Tweaaaa” I know he would eat it and make it look as f I am not even present at the moment.
Talk of shyness, back in SHS, please do we all remember those girls who simply refuse to go for dining because one so called “fine boi” was also around? “Me, skip lunch or dinner sek of what”? Hahahaha. “As for me go and ask ohhh”. My all female squad and I always ate to the bottom of the bowl of “Banku” whenever we went out for lunch. During every breakfast I was almost always the first person to get to the canteen at the other side. I know people used to wonder why I did so. The security personnel at the security check point would always take a second look at his “makola” wrist watch to confirm if is was indeed time for break. In the end assuming his thoughts, I’ll just smile back at him. It’s not because I like food for the sake of just liking food it’s just that “ekyee a na edwo… the longer it keeps, the cooler it gets”. We want the “distin-pashew” you know what I’m saying? “Ibi so”! But “hala-week” really destroyed all our eating expeditions. What could we do? It all part of the Ghanaian school life. Those who were taking snacks from food trunks after already stuffing your bellies with yours, let me let you know that it was not cool at all. Some would go to the extend of preparing food with the ingredients they stole from a victims food trunk and invite him to join them after the food is ready and in the end when the mask of not knowing is lifted from their faces he can’t retaliate because he have also enjoyed a portion of his own stollen food. At that point even if your anger boils to a 2,000,000,000,000 Celsius you cant actually do anything about such situations but one should be grateful that at least you were invited to also eat.

Back in JHS one guy used to make me feel that I was a glutton but he will always come around for my chicken wing and also register for my meat even before the bell was rang for dinner. I was always among the first batch of people to take their lunch and the first to also finish. We always went for a second round. Don’t open your mouth like that, close it. This is nothing new. To make things even more surprising I hardly went for breakfast with my cup even when liquid food was served.  John and I would go with our big strange soup bowls (actually, its been four years and I still have that bowl, don’t worry another time we will come for a picture excursion so that you can see it but dont raise your expections) , always first in the queue to get our share of the hot cocoa beverage (tea) almost filled to the brim. As for the bread, we ate like constipation couldn’t conquer us. While people concentrated on the meat and fish i would concentrate on the main meal. I still do that even till now. On the last day at school we were not satisfied by the “press your eyes” braised rice (anointed rice/ rice and oil… u see sey still you don’t know the name of this food in English? Eii.) we were served. 

My mom said that she would bring me “shito” but she never did till I graduated from school. I know that she did it on purpose. What is boarding school without shito? She knew that I would abuse the consumption of “garishit”. I preferred that one to “gari soak’n” while I was in school. Fortunately, i found another way around. She didn’t give the  “shito” but I still ate it. Don’t ask me how?
At home my dad and I always request for “kanzo” -ricebran which never ceases to amaze my mom. The little one seems to be following out footsteps. Should you meet the whole family eating at the time we have arrived at the eating of the “kanzo” session you will hear different shades of sounds of nature. From “gragragragagagra” to “krekrekregungun” to “krakantagabum” then finally the big one, no its not a “skrrrr pa” it rather a “prangungumpabumtakantchew”. Don’t get it twisted, we are not chewing dinosaur bones and it is neither a gas explosion these are all sound of nature under the food eating column. I am going to assume that some of the GIJ boys do worse at the bush canteen especially the PR students I guess they are using it as a form of advertisement to  attract more customers for the food vendor and we all know that there is actually no free lunch may be so in other parts of the world but definitely not Ghana so they will probably be doing it in exchange for a larger portion size of their food on their next visit. 
Chewing bones of meat makes a particular sound in the mouth. It is quite different from that of fish bones. I hear these sounds from people mouth and it sounds so strange I begin to wonder, if they are indeed chewing chicken bones or literally chewing fragments of dinosaur fossils?
My mom still expresses her disgust against my inability to learn the Ga dialect. She says that how can I live in Greater Accra almost all my life and not know how to speak Ga , not even the basics. She also has this theory that once a person eats Ga “Kenkey”, he or she should be able to speak the dialect. Now my question is what has food got to do with language or dialect. In one of the episodes of Kejetia verses  Makola, Ato Dadzie who played the role of Barrister Eva Amekudzi while defending a bus conductor,explained to judge Luis Lamis that the reason why he pronounces his diction the way he does  is because of the Okro he eats from his hometown. He stated in another episode that he comes from a town which I think sounds more like ABOR-BOR-KO-GI. In junior high school year one, our class teacher stated that anytime he spoke refined and “big” English, it meant that he had taken in yea in the morning. Another peeson believed this argument because he claims there a a relationship between queen Elizabeth, tea and English. Are these argument true? What has food got to do with languages? Huh? At a point in time when I wondered why I detested certain animal foods and products my mom once again said that all the extremely brilliant and intelligent scholars were either vegetarians or just hated meat. I also know of one intelligent man; my government teacher who is like that. I’m sure it was of no surprise to him when I managed to get a B2 in the first exam even when he asked questions from topics he had not taught in class. I’m a living testimony of this theory my mom speaks about.
My brother likes “jollof” very much. He eats it as frequent as his breath intake. However if you don’t prepare it to his satisfaction he would criticize it such as it being too peppery, salty, hard, watery and among others. What surprises me is that he is only six years old. My dad used to be amazed at how we would complain about eating a food we had eaten the previous day but today before he says Jack, I have already reheated the three days old “Banku” and done justice to it even before he takes his bath. You can only imagine how awkward it would look if he asks me for the food and I had already consumed it. I am happy that he now commends me for my positive change of attitude towards food especially the three days “Banku”.

You need to try eating a three day old “Banku” its amazing. If you reheat it very well you would not hear a “skrrrrr pa” as it land in your belly, its just food not an explosion however you will feel satisfied as if you have never eaten sufficiently until that day from when you were born. “Banku”  has not been monopolized in my diet. Eating it twice in a week is no big deal, if it occurs about four times in a week it makes it even better. Before you conclude on any thing let me sate again that “banku” hasn’t been monopolized in my diet. It just an issue of frequency not quantity.
I understand when people say the have allergies concerning certain foods or ingredients that have been added to food during the cooking process but I do not understand are those strange tongues that we all have including me.

I eat cassava and “Banku” but not “fufu” and “konkontey” which is made from cassava. I eat fish with almost everything but not “waakye”, “garishit” but not ‘soakn’s”, I  won’t consume mashed “fante kenkey” without peanuts.

 I have talked about mine therefore I shall talk about the others I have observed. Some complain that “Banku” is not accepted by their body due to their blood group. Shocking right? I am even wondering the kind of blood group they are. Is it a Q positive or a T negative? Others eat rice but not rice balls, and also fried yam but not boiled yam. Others have assumed that eating peanuts increases the appearace of stubbon Acne on their faces. Some also prefere kenkey but not “Banku” and vice versa while one also prefers rice and stew but not jollof mean while even Wizkid enjoys Ghanaian jollof. Another also hates cocoyam porridge because of the literal meaning of the food as called in the Akan language as “Mpotompoto” meaning mud. I was told on an evening that eating “konontey” few hours after consuming “Banku” is not advisable because back and white cannot meet, I am also wondering why racism is being tagged on food consumption. Another prefers animal foods and products in their cooked form but not when it has been processed cans.
When a Western person holds a cat one can smile being sure that even of the cat is lost or stray it would receive love, care and attention but I just saw someone holding a cat and I’m wondering if he is going to hesitate in giving me some of the cat soup if I really wanted some. A pregnant lady also prefers a male grass cutter to the female because they believe that the females eat too much and end up having too much “shit” in their bowels.
When I was very little I remember one of my family members telling me that the English name of what we called “nkyewie” is graphic and times instead of roasted maize and groundnut. In Ghana “konkontey” is also known as “face-the-wall” while others do not still know the pronunciation of the word popcorn which they inturn pronounce as “copcorm” or “kporkporn”

“Eiii asem ohhh”. I rest my case. That’s why I rhove Ghana ohhh. Where else are you going to get stuff like these.

She also says that I am stingy when it comes to food, “my head is hard”.

This is something we can all relate to:

When you intentionally left a small amount of food in the bowl and pretended to be satisfied so that you didn’t have to wash the bowl anymore.

When the last spoon of food falls down just when you were about to put it in your mouth. I witnessed something similar to this and interestingly enough when a boy fell victim to this his mother told him, “pick up the food and eat there is nothing wrong with it. You were created with soil.” Ridiculous right?

But wen you get home and the Jollof is finished….heart attack. 

When mom desides to starve you for not being present while the preparation of the food was ongoing… Broken heart.

Before that I am sure we have all been in situations where we have been compelled to eat at a friends house. After such encounters and it so happens that you have to leave immediately. How do you excuse yourself in a way that would not look like you primarily and intentionally came to their house to eat. 
What food don’t you consume and why?

What is the strangest theory or anything at all you have ever heard about food.

Please leave your comment in the box….it can be anonymous.

Writer: Mercy Aba Blankson

Ghana Institute of Journalism
Level 100 C
Ghana

Editor 1: Sampcess Jonjoe
Sierra Leone

Editor 2: Gabriel Asante
University of Cape Coast
Level 200
Ghana

SHOCKING; HOW WILBERFORCE CHEATED ON ME…PAYBACK TIME?

Before I got busy fixing things on the computer screen I had to turn on the fan because I was sweating meagerly from preparing a medium sized caldron ‘Banku’ and grinding hot pepper in the earthen ware at a super speed. Yes, super speed because I was in hurry to start writing this piece. I mean from the heading of this post you would think that it is necessary for me to do this. Before I made some serious ‘gbaa alert’ while I was chatting with Cynthia very early this morning. I remember telling her that I would be publishing “SIT ON THE HEAD OF YOUR ENEMIES; SHOW NO DIPLOMACY” this week on my blog. 

She was excited. She is always expecting something humorously interesting from me. I don’t blame her I blame my ‘issa imaginative distin’. (ISSA DISTIN: a term used to represent a word or phrase when one does not readily come to mind). Please all those who keep on making mistakes with English, feel free ‘wai’. Just like how that Asanteman I know cannot pronounce his R and L in English, it’s the same way I can’t also pronouncing those same letters in French. You should hear me in the French class; you would be ‘shockplised’

The thing is this week I have really struggled on what exactly I should post. Usually it takes me about three to four hours to think and type. I wasn’t so sure that I would even be able to post something at all. On Tuesday morning, in an attempt to help Kay start her transport and food blog I was inspired to write on the “BANKU MONOPOLY”. By Wednesday I had about eleven topics and was contemplating on what to write about. Writing is not as easy as it looks. When you post it and then positive feedback begins to gradually subside you get the pressure of posting something better for your audience to read to satisfy their strong appetite for more of you. I won’t say any more. Let me talk about how I thought Wilberforce cheated on me.

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So my ladies, you know how these guys start the whole smooth talking show. Wilberforce went like “honestly, these pieces you wrote are awesome,” and I am like blushing you know: blinking my eyes and smiling ridiculously. 

To be frank I believed him. So I said Wilberforce cheated on me and you are already wondering the kind of pay back I will give him for breaking my heart. One is thinking that I would date his father; the other is thinking I would turn lesbian and date his new girlfriend. One brilliant reader with a retentive memory of my second post is wondering whether the exaggerated sexy fierce boyfriend I created is Wilberforce Addo.

So what at all has Wilberforce done to me? How did all of this start? During the Akpasa Media Network Seminar dubbed “THE EARLY BIRD WORKSHOP”, while Mr. Dzagbletey Tettey Abraham, a Digital Media Expert and Mentor was lecturing on Internet Marketing (YouTube, QR Codes, Google Forms and Maps), I heard a message beep from my phone. Was it a break up message? No, it wasn’t. It was a number of images of the new iconic sweatshirts designs for GIJ halls by Wiladocreations, the same fashion designer I felt had cheated on me. 

I looked at the Yaa Asantewaa hall sweatshirt design and strongly felt like it was either, his mother, girlfriend or another close personal person was named Yaa Asantewaa or he just didn’t like Yaa Asantewaa. That’s halls design is incredible. I am in love with that sweatshirt. I belong to Mandela hall. I left their ‘whatsapp’ platform because they talked too much but I still love Mandela Hall because of Mandela the Heroic figure. I wasn’t so attracted by the font style of my Halls shirt. I wanted a more vibrant one. As my eyes beheld the aesthetics of the entire sweatshirt I felt like I have been cheated on. I heard others also comment that the sweatshirt for the Yaa Asantewaa Hall was far better than the rest. 

Finally I got to meet Wilberforce Addo. I was expecting to see one gigantic figure because he informed me via text that he was in level 300. I was still impressed with what I saw anyway. He was gentle, polite, simple and nice. Simplicity is indeed the best form of sophistication. Wiladocreations have been in existence since 2014. That is four solid years of producing quality creative casual and official wears that makes one stand out from the lot. Now what shocked me was the fact that all these years he was and is the only person working on this. He does the sewing and the delivery all alone. With the sweatshirt, he has to rip the seams before attaching the print to it by himself and sow it together again for every order. A few weeks ago there was an issue on campus where a blogger even posted that GIJ is not going to encourage the wearing of “APUSKELEKE ON CAMPUS”. You don’t have to worry about such matters when you are clothed by wiladocreations because the attire is beautifully decent. Also it should be noted that the provision of these astounding designs are coming right from the Ghanaian made raw materials into finished products which has been his core objective. When you purchase his clothes you are helping Ghana indirectly develop. It is proudly made in Ghana, from Ghanaian products. His creations are made with his blood and sweat: his love. It’s made with love stitched to its finest. If Gino tomato paste says taste the love, then I’m saying wear the love.

 He told me;

“The feeling that I am making use of my God given talent gives me enough satisfaction, besides I’ve not been to any fashion school or been under any apprenticeship thing so I enjoy what I do you know and also I’m happy to be a part of those putting our locally produced goods to the global market”.

So to all those who felt like they had been cheated like I did, there is good news. The collection Wiladocrations made has no connection with GIJ SRC. So if you want a customized hall sweatshirt all you have to do is request for one. If you feel like it is not vibrant enough just call wilado and tell him about it. He will make the changes to suit your fashion taste. Quality customer service is his priority. He doesn’t just make sweatshirts. He makes everything else. So guys whatever you need he is only one call away ready to save your fashion controversy and catastrophe. The sweatshirt for one is not common like the normal casual wears you would see around. The shiny cord along the edges of the print makes it unique and beautiful. 

There is also a gold button on either the chest or beneath the neck. It is neatly packaged and finished on point. Look out for these features to be sure that you are indeed buying from Wilberforce Addo.

OSAGYEFO HALL: The charisma’s. The greatest of all, combined with creativity and beauty makes a strong team. 

MANDELA HALL: My hall. Now that I am assured of a more vibrant one if I make an order I want to quote, “Mandela, the hall of peace and the freedom fighters. The zeal to become independent strikes the force”. Fly, face the wind and touch the sky! Freedom forever.

EFUA SUTHERLAND HALL: The hospitable. The humanitarians, always getting it right with human relations, belong to this hall and have that sense of belonging. Get noticed. 

YAA ASANTEWAA HALL: If I don’t say something about them Cynthia will say that I am still jealous. So I’ll say the bravest among us. They are ever ready to take that huge step to change the course of history. Belong to this hall and make that difference, that mark. Dare to be different.

Dear Wilberforce Ado I haven’t been around GIJ that much but with the little I have seen I know that you are going to go farther and greater very soon. His style is exceptional. It is time to liberate ourselves from the old-us to the new shade, the cover that never goes off. This sweatshirt is a legacy by Wiladocreations, the commander in creativity. Just call him to place your order. ‘Wey hall you dey rep?’, evolve and take the new shade. Place your order. Wilado will be repping GIJ EMINENCE AWARDS WHICH IS COMING on at the Osu Presbyterian hall at 4pm Friday 10th November. 

Stand out from the lot. Are you thinking of a casual wear to wear for that casual occasion, a gift for that special someone or a friend, look nowhere else than wildocreations. There are more designs, sizes and colors that will suit your preference. 

 Call him on 0501208645. You can also contact him via his social media handle to feast your eyes on more  his designs.  

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So in the end Wilberforce did not cheat on me at all with the hall sweatshirt designs. I will not do any of those wicked outrageous pay back techniques you were expecting. In fact I have no right to do so because I now owe him a thank you for givn me variety in his collections. I have realized that if I am still not happy with my halls current design I can order the style I prefer at an affordable price. Now is that not a relief. Issa happy ending distin for everybody. Isnt it? 

Writer: Mercy Aba Blankson
Ghana Institute of Journalism
Level 100 C
Ghana

Editor 1: Sampcess Jonjoe
Sierra Leone

Editor 2: Gabriel Asante
University of Cape Coast
Level 200
Ghana

  

​SHOULD NKRUMAH HAD TWEETED EER, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A “DISTIN PAAA OHH”!

Do not aim at waking me up when it is all over or when I am wiser and older because I have already started practicing it by default. I wake up at 4:00am every weekday. More than fifty percent of the time I end up sitting at the noisy male dominated back of lecture hall B2 and C2 on Mondays and Tuesdays respectively. I still enjoy the strange, interesting and exaggerated discussion that goes on there though I prefer that they keep it down a bit. As I walk in the tinted darkness along the road at ‘KOSUE DWAASO’ (unloading goods market at Tema Community One), I hear and see Adams apples busily and interestingly announcing their wares on display. I would hear a “mo nyi no low na mo nhwe no high’, ’bend down boutique’, ‘me maame aboka ohh 50 pesewas’, ‘sister hye bi ma me wai’, buy some for me ohh na hot iyemi’, ‘tea ei edo waa denkye’ and among many others. 
“Circle, circle, circle,” is what I hear the bus conductor say when I finally manage to move through the almost dense market crowd to the fruit sellers’ subjugated side of the road. I flag the minibus, indicating that I am going in its direction, Circle. Circle is the popular name given to the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, the biggest round about in the capital city of Ghana which is Accra. Till this day Nkrumah remains a house hold name among many Ghanaians because of the overwhelming development he contributed towards his nation. Now I do not want to bore you with the long dated history of Nkrumah. He is as broad as a smile. Well if you are Ghanaian who attended school in Ghana then at least you should know some basic information about him, after all wasn’t he the first president of Ghana? 

Now, the involvement of the media in the country’s politics became significant between 1900 and 1939. Then journalism took a different turn in the Gold Coast between1930 to 1937. Following the 6th March 1957 declaration of Ghana’s independence, there were only four newspapers. In 1948 Nkrumah established the Accra Evening News, a publication which he used to state the views of the Convention People’s Party (CPP). Nkrumah eventually controlled all the press in Ghana and used it as an apparatus of state authority providing propaganda that stimulated national unity. He harassed the then remaining private newspapers and eventually purchased the Daily Graphic in 1963. J.B Danquah himself used the columns of his newspaper to propagate the name and the date of birth of Ghana before independence

We can all agree that Nkrumah has done some mammoth contributions to the development of Ghana. This fact is undeniable because some of the infrastructure and organizations he funded are still in existence till today. If you were not aware of how Kwame Nkrumah used the media to influence the masses, know you know. 

Unfortunately at his time there was no Twitter to hashtag, no facebook to poke or like and no instagram to portray his classic attires.

But my readers, I think that by now you should have known me quiet enough especially that wild imaginative aspect of my mind that runs faster than Usain Bolt’s legs and travels wider than any fire. Let me as usual pour down some of my imaginations perhaps you have also thought of it.

Kwame Nkrumah has written books and truth be told I have not seen any than to talk of even reading any of them yet (have I been living under a rock so not to have at least seen any of his book? ask again, haven’t I heard of Google.) but this shows that at least he had some spare time to meditate, think and write. Just maybe don’t you think that he would have had time to share his thoughts to the world? I think he would have been fascinated by the fact that social media handles could connect him to some of the pan African leaders and his political supporters instantly. Among these are facebook, twitter, whatsapp, instagram, snapchat blah blah blah etcetera etcetera.

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LET’S START WITH TWITTER THOUGH I AM NOT AN ACTIVE USER.
ON THE EVE OF INDEPENDENCE: Finally Ghana has been liberated. We have done it. After all we have been through. #Thebigsix  #Ghanaisfreeatlast  #6031957independenceday @J.B Danquah @Akkufo Addo @Ako Adjie. 

RETWEETS: I can’t wait!

                    : Ghana ose yie, yei yieeee! Ghana ohh yeiii  Ghana ohh yieee yeeee…

                    : Nkrumah thank you, we have really suffered under the rule of these whites.

WHEN HE PROMOTED DIVERSITY IN AGRICULTURE: Too many fishes do not spoil the soup. In addition to our cocoa grow coffee, shear nut, rare cattle, sheep and poultry. Every farmer is important.you are the backbone of this country: #scholarshiptothechildrenofallcocoafarmersatthesecondcycle

RETWEETS : Finally, Nkrumah thank you for acknowledging our efforts.

                      : We will farm for life.

                       : Ah atadwe ye nso y’ate de nde!

WHEN HE WON THE 1956 GENERAL ELECTIONS: I am a bit nervous but it seems like we are in a comfortable lead. C.P.P #selfgovernancenow

#themasseshavespoken #poweroftheafricanthumb

RETWEETS: Nkrumah all the way.

                     : C.P.P self-governance now.

WHEN HE WAS OVERTHROWN: I know a person is never appreciated in his own town, but after all I have done for this country, how could you, do this to me? #ahghanawhy #myownghana #whatdididowrong, #iwasinvietnamforapiecemissionandthisiswhathappenedwhileiwasaway, #whydidievenleaveforvietnaminthefirstplace,@Colonel E. A Kotaka Why,  @Majour A. A Afrifa.

 RETWEETS:  “na waa ohh”. Your deportation acts affected Nigerians who opposed your reign.

                    A  : Happy holidays

                    B  : I am sorry but we couldn’t even mention you name: you had too many spies.

                     C : I am happy for the success of the coup, it was bloodless with no resistance whatsoever from anyone except the presidential bodyguard in Flagstaff House In Accra.

                     D  : Your ministers have been dismissed from office, parliament dissolved, your party disbanded and the 1960 constitution suspended.

                    E: you brought us together for independence but now you even turned our own children against us, they could report us for anti-government utterances. You made us distrust one another. #nomoreyoungpioneers

                    F: your government announced a “tighten-your-belt” economic measure for the ordinary Ghanaians while your ministers led flamboyant and luxurious lives.#goletuschopsome

                    G: I totally agree with you my brother; the wife of Krobo Edusei a cabinet minister ordered a golden bed that cost £3000 from a shop in London. Ah, why?  

                    H: Ah! Look at this mainn

All Ghanaians have retweeted the system is jammed, sorry for the inconvenience. (Twitter) 

HIS FACEBOOK NAME COULD HAVE BEEN, OSAGYEFO DR. KWAME NKRUMAH.

Nkrumah updated his status click here to see: Developing the nation’s capital to raise its standard and status. Kwame Nkrumah poked Accra. 9586k reactions

Nkrumah tagged 50 people in his latest status update: Looking forward to the construction of houses by the Ghana Housing Corporation I just established.

Nkrumah is going to the All African Peoples Conference in December 1958. Eight independent heads of state are also going. 2000k people reacted to this. Click to comment. 5623 people are interested in going. Kwame Nkrumah commented on his post.

NKRUMAH: Thank you for showing interest in this event but I am sorry to say that they are for only the leaders and other personalities. Caption: only VVIP

ON HIS INSTAGRAM PAGE, IT COULD HAVE BEEN:  

Nkrumah: Akwaaba to electricity. My tenure will not be the first to lunch “Dumsor”. (1000k likes) one person commented: Nkrumah me daase wo ho!

Nkrumah: Tema-motorway Accra – tarkoradi-axim1st class roads (900k likes)

Nkrumah: Tema harbor construction to ease congestion at the Tarkoradi habor (950k likes)

Nkrumah: Railway system form Achiase to Kade to join at Kumasi to Accra railroad (896k likes)

Nkrumah: Our own national airline has been built (1958) we shall have our first flight to London via Barcelona with the nations own air craft (999k likes)  

He might have also used the various trending captions like “issa distin”

Say,

Akosombo dam is on. “issa powerful distin”.

Or

Ghana will gain independence today, “issa freedom distin”, issa sixth March distin

Various research has been conducted into how frequent leaders of today use social media to share their lives with their followers or influence the masses. I think it is helping in the process of democracy and allowing bit of transparency in governance. So my honorable GIJIANS, AFLAMEYOUTHS, DATUSCOS, all my sweet hearts, “awww odo yewu, u too chop kiss wai”, I hope we all enjoyed this article. Feel free to comment with your own social media post that you think could have been published if pre independent Ghana had access to it, with that being said, your honor, I want to rest my case.

REFERENCES

Kuffour, P.A, K4 series: concise notes on African and Ghanaian history 2011. Padmore multimedia Koforidua.

Appiah C., Ghana institute of journalism, Osu, level 100 C. lecture hall C4

DISCLAIMER: I love history but I was only born yesterday, I stand to be corrected of the dates and how the events actually occurred, they depict actual events as truthfully as recollection of the history I studied at Datus Senior High School permits and that is why I stand to be corrected.

 Other than that this is just an imaginary article and I do not expect anyone to take this personally. In case I stepped on your toes I am sorry let it come to my notice. Anything apart from the historical records stated here are all fiction, names and characters are not coincidental but are just the products of the writers imagination.

 

Finally, finally I rest my case. Bam!!! 

ABA RADICAL.