How I lost my first chance on entrepreneurship

In my freshman year at Ashesi University, I was shortlisted to pitch for A4 idea. This was an initiative by the Student Council to support students transition from the idea to startup stage. I was very nervous. I wanted to rescind my application. But I took the bold step eventually. I went to the room only…

IT’S SUMMER AGAIN!

On one occasion I asked a boy about his summer plans and he responded that “the last time I checked there was no summer in Africa.” Hilarious, isn’t it? When I say it’s summer again with an exclamation, it signals how the previous summer went. Indeed I can confidently say it was a transformational time…

The World and You

When cool music sounds like the buzz of a fly and you see beauty from an ugly eye When fresh air inhaled from under the mahogany tree makes you nauseous and the voice of the greatest vocalist becomes more effective than a bedtime story When smiles fade into frowns and giggles replace involuntary, yet necessary…

Lazy Writer or Student

The last time I posted a blog article (thinking…); I don’t remember. (Let me check) I think it’s more than a month now. Before the start of the spring sem, I set some goals, one of which is to post a new article each week. But unfortunately things are clearly not working as planned. Fine…

Concerns of a Readaholic

Everyone has an issue with my addiction. I am not addicted to drugs but they make me feel better off to be. They want me to stop this ‘harmful behaviour’. I feel like I’m lost in two worlds. It is an issue of whether I am living my ideal life or I am hurting myself…

Why You Should Start Composting At Home

I did not pay attention to the amount of organic waste my family produces at home until recently. I have done research about home composting for a long time but nothing prompted me to start one. However it was when our waste management company failed to come for our waste for about a month that…

The Amazing ‘Other-Side’ of Agbogbloshie.

When you want to know Agbogbloshie via Google you might lose your sense of taste after 20 minutes. For a long time, a single story has been told about this place. Most people are calling for a complete demolition of Agbogbloshie. Like many other ignorant people in Ghana and other parts of the world, I…

I Call on You Because I Can Confide in You

When I’m distressed I call on my mum.( after praying to God) When I’m facing academic challenges the first people I contact are those around me- my friends. We all should have people we can trust. We need such people in our lives. People who when we tell our problems will provide us with answers…

Do All, Master Nothing.

I asked of a friend’s opinion about my intention to start doing spoken word and I believe her response affirms one of my oblivious desires. She said to me, “What in this world don’t you want to do?” For some few seconds I could not reply. I realised she had nailed on something subtle about…