Friday, 19 February 2016

Please visit my new blog


If you have been reading this blog from the beginning then you probably have a good sense of who I am.

I have unfortunately lost inspiration for writing under this theme : Life of an African Immigrant

I started writing because I had moved to the US, and as it is, I am no longer there.

It feels weird to write on this blog because the entire premise was about documenting my new life in America.

I have battled within and battled without, what should I start writing about?  Ghana? or travel? my new life? my job?

I couldn't decide. So I stopped writing.

For the past few months however, I have been trying to start my Masters degree program, and I thought what better way than to detail the process on my blog.

I know there are lots of people who want to go this route (Study abroad), and I want to create a community where we can share information about the process.

So please visit my new blog:

It will be enriching especially for people who have the dream/ are studying abroad.

See you there!

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Feeling Horny

Feeling Horny

Now that I've caught your attention with an ambiguous heading I should make clear that this article is about the use of the car horn in Accra.  If you were expecting something a bit saucier then I can tell you now that you're going to be very disappointed and it may be worth hitting that back button and choosing the next link. 

In a country where there are over 30 languages spoken, the one which has stood out the most to me over the past 6 months is an 'unofficial' language - the car horn.  On the constantly chaotic but charismatic roads of the capital of Ghana the car horn is the chief of communication.  As with any language, it takes time to master.  However, after 6 months I feel in a position to publish a beginner’s guide.  Read on... 

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

But why are you so angry?

There is such a thing as REVERSE CULTURE SHOCK! It is real! and it does not discriminate by how long you have been away for.

I lived all my life in Ghana, I know and understand every bit of our culture and attitude. It was this reason that lead to  my surprise (more like the surprise of friends and family) when I experienced reverse culture shock. I mean I had only been away for a year.

Monday, 12 October 2015

The real truth behind my absence

So I have been  absent for some time a long time; there has also been many failed attempts to rejuvenate this blog. I put up sparing posts giving half baked lies about why I haven't been active and also promising to start active blogging.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Am I crazy or am I crazy?

Hi Guys,

So a lot has happened! I am not sure I can talk about everything on here but I needed some time to sort myself out. I also dont know if I can continue blogging with this same website because I seem to have lost my sense of direction for this blog.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Happy 25th to me!!!

So it is my birthday today. I totally wanted this day to go by without even remembering it but I realised that I was going to be 25, and 25 is a pretty big deal.

OccupyGhana: Finally the youth arise!!


 According to wikipedia,The Occupy movement is an international protest movement against social and economic inequality, its primary goal being to make the economic and political relations in all societies less vertically hierarchical and more flatly distributed.
Just lending my small voice to the worrying situation in Ghana

Takoradi-The oil city

Thats an oil rig right behind 
So I went to Takoradi for a short visit. Now this is not the first time I have been here but I decided to blog about it because, well I have a  And also I since it is a growing city in Ghana, I think this would be a great way to let people know more about it.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

''It is hard to just meet people and make friends because everyone thinks you can help them come to America''-Meet Exchange student Derek Deneri

On our very first interview on the new segment LivINGhana I talk to  Derek Deneri, an American exchange student in Ghana. He is from New Jersey and decided to spend one semester at the university of Ghana because  he was always curious about experiencing African Culture.

His top picks were Ghana and South Africa but chose the former because he felt he would get a more authentic african experience in Ghana.

Enjoy the interview!

Thursday, 22 May 2014

F(r)audster Atta Mensah...The guy who fooled the whole of Ghana!!!...... What he did will amaze you

So 2 days ago I was going through my facebook, you know just to catch up with what was going on in my 'friends' lives. I noticed that one name that kept popping up in updates was Fauster Atta Mensah. Apparently this guy had done something interesting that got people talking about him so I consulted my very good friend Google to know what was going on.

100,000+ Page Views!!!!!

Face Covered. As someone aptly described me in the comment section, I am such a 'lazy blogger'.

Monday, 31 March 2014

I am back to blogging + exciting new feature!!

Hey Guys,

I know I am the worst blogger in the history of blogging. I mean who leaves their blog for months unattended? To be honest, I have been at a loss as to what to blog about since I am still in Ghana, especially since the idea behind this blog was to document my life in the USA.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Have you ever wondered how a university looks like in Africa? Pictures of University of Ghana

I paid a visit to the University of Ghana seeing that I hadn't been there since I graduated in 2011. It was a very nostalgic feeling as I walked around the campus trying to recapture some memories.

I decided to take some pictures( well, a lot actually) to enable anyone who might be wondering how a university in Ghana/Africa looks like.

Akuafo Hall

The university of Ghana has 5 traditional halls of residencies, with Akuafo Hall being one of them. The hall houses both males and females and has a population of  over 2000

Hall of Residency-Akuafo Hall

Monday, 13 January 2014

My Trip to Ghana(Part 2)

The palm island - Dubai

The next day, I made my way to the airport from the hotel. The flight was mostly filled with Ghanaians, and I felt like I was back in my home country in the plane. One very surprising and amusing moment was that after the plane landed in Accra, Ghana everyone started clapping.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

My Trip to Ghana (Part 1)

I decided to use emirates airline for my journey because they had a very good deal. I was to get to Accra via Dubai with the plan of spending the night in Dubai due to the overnight layover. Actually emirates informed me that the hotel and transit visa was complimentary. My flight was in Seattle so we drove for about 3 hours from Portland to the Seattle, Tacoma airport.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Back to Ghana + Apology to blog visitors

I know it has been forever since I made a blog post( Covers face in shame)... I have been away for a while and its been so difficult getting my internet issues sorted. I am back in Ghana for a short stay and I documented my journey from the US to Ghana via Dubai in pictures. Will be putting those up in a different post.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

How to get the Americanized fall look

Its fall season and as a somewhat newbie, I am learning to dress for the weather and also be fashionable at the same time. It can be quite difficult crossing over from the African way of dressing to the American way. There is a certain distinction between how Africans dress and American way of dressing. I can always spot a fellow JJC African just by the way he/she dressed. And I'm talking about the normal jeans/top attire.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

A few things to ponder about

Every time we meet fellow Africans, no matter the country they are from, one thing we always do is to discuss the many problems of Africa. There is one particular guy we meet who seems to have the solutions to all of Ghana's problems. I always ask him what he his still doing in America because he seems to know all our problems and the alternate solutions. His favorite phrase is 'Those guys are stupid, they don't know anything'; referring to the Ghanaian leaders.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Do you want to be a part of change in Africa? Apply now

The IHAV foundation was set up by young enthusiastic Africans who are passionate about development in Africa. The foundation was set up with the sole aim of improving life across Africa in the sectors of education, agriculture, youth empowerment and entrepreneurship.

I finally met my neighbour

As some of you would know, I have now been in the US for close to a year. In one of of my earlier posts, I wrote about the experience of moving into a new home. I live in a townhouse style building with different people sharing a unit of housing. Despite how close we are to each other, it is quite sad to know that we hardly see or talk to each other.