Ten minutes for “wudɔwu” – election endgames of fake news and more …

Ten minutes for “wudɔwu” – election endgames of fake news and more … Can’t position yourself to kick the ball? Get ready to kick the man. In the last stages of the 2020 election campaign season, it was anything goes … Sane Eteshi – Matters Arising It takes four years to run an election but […]

Happy birthday Ghana, a maturing 62

 oberserber  Uncategorized  March 6, 2019 2 Minutes Ghana is a great country and will ever be so. The foundation of our independence was well laid by all who fought for our nation to be independent. The question of what type of Ghana we wanted was settled at independence that we want a unitary state that would grow with […]

Where have all the ethnic Ga politicians in Ghana gone: must representation in parliament still be based on ethnicity and residency?

Where have all the ethnic Ga politicians in Ghana gone: must representation in parliament still be based on ethnicity and residency?  oberserber  black, Gadangme, ghana, ghana, politics, Uncategorized  January 25, 2019 11 Minutes This article was published in the Daily Statesman http://www.thestatesmanonline.com/index.php/politics/4420-where-have-all-the-ga-politicians-gone-part-i WHERE HAVE ALL THE GA POLITICIANS GONE? (PART I) ADE SAWYERR 16 JANUARY 2019 HITS: 139 POLITICS Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko, the late […]

From Gold Coast To Ghana – A country at a crossroads 58 years after independence

http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/gold-coast-ghana From Gold Coast To Ghana A country at a crossroads 58 years after independence Written by Ade Sawyerr 06/03/2015 08:58 AM OUT AND PROUD: Ghanaians take to the streets of the capital Accra to celebrate 50 years of independence THE PORTUGUESE, Swedes, Danes, Dutch, German and British at one time or the other had […]

With Willie Abraham at Star100 RoadMap Ghana

Yesterday, 18th October 2014 was one of those days. I had agreed to top a conference – Roadmap Ghana, organised by Star100, www.star100.org a group of young dynamic professionals in the UK who were celebrating their 10th anniversary. I had been asked to share my personal journey of the Ghanaian economy with them and decided […]

Preserving the past to inspire the future:everyoungjba.org – Ade Sawyerr

Preserving the past to inspire  the future – Everyoungjba.org Increasingly I get excited when I see an old picture of myself at a much younger age; I am even more excited if the photograph is or a relative or relatives taken before I was born and this is not just related to the fact that […]

The World Cup is ended – Time for Ghana to pick up the pieces

Never had the time to comment on the just ended World Cup – the two teams i supported. Ghana and England went home after the first round. they got one point each, did not win any of their games – the actually lost 2 of their games. I am glad the tournament is at an […]

Homowo – Asafotufiam – Nmaayem, 14th September 2013 at Colliers Wood

How time flies, how the years roll by, how things change but the time for annual renewal is even more critical. 25 years is a long time in the history of a country and for an organisation to celebrate 25 years of unbroken association and service to the community is definitely an achievement that cannot […]

GARGANTUAN !

GARGANTUAN ! Linguistic Peregrinations of a Native Son By Gilbert Nii-Okai Addy The dictionary definition of the word “gargantuan” that has recently become enormously popular in Ghana and in “Ghenglish” ( Ghanaian English ) is “ extremely large or massive”. Related words or synonyms could be any among the following : giant, gigantic, jumbo, elephantine, colossal and perhaps […]

We are not Jews or descended from Jews. We are Ga!!!

We are not Jews or descended from Jews.  We are Ga!!!  by Ade Sawyerr London January 2013 Far too many times have I heard the myth repeated that the Ga are descended from Israel and in fact Jews.  I have always restrained myself from responding lest I trample on the sensibilities of those who want […]

A Ga New Year Greeting

Afi oo Afi Afi naa akpe wɔ Kpaanyɔ anina wɔ Wɔ fee momoo Wɔ ye Gbo, wɔ ye Gbiena Alonte diŋ ko akafo wɔteŋ Ni wɔsεε afi lε wɔ tashi neke noŋŋ Ni wɔsεε afi le ehi eha wo fe neke Ni nyemi afee nyemi Ni afi aya ni ebanina wɔ ekoŋ Tswa ni omanye […]

Okoampa-Ahoofe is barking! By Ade Sawyerr

Okoampa-Ahoofe is barking! By Ade Sawyerr My attention has been drawn to an article by that Okoampa-Ahoofe, he of the pompous phraseology titled ‘Alhaji Bature is cracking’,  http://ftp.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/features/artikel.php?ID=253352 in which he added me to a list of people that he seems to have a problem with.  This is what the pompous git wrote. The obverse side of the question, […]

CPP -The enemy is not within our party, the enemy is out there!

CPP -The enemy is not within our party, the enemy is out there! by Ade Sawyerr – London As an ardent supporter of the Convention Peoples Party, events over the past few months have almost thrown me into a state of despair. But as a firm believer in God, I am confident that these rows […]

The rights and problems associated with Ga Lands

Rexford Dodoo – Lecture given on 9th April 2011 at GaDangme Nikasemo Asafo Chairman Nii Nortei Omaboe, Chief moderator, Mr Ade Sawyerr, Mr King Quarcoo, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen: It is a great pleasure to be with you in this Hall in Balham this evening, and I am very grateful to the three named […]

Homowo – shitswaa ke kogbamo

Homowo 2009 Wilditch Community Centre – 12 September 2009   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xy1jYR0UY0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9WUyP63nR4

Today is Homowo in London

Special Homowo Prayer from the Diaspora Awo Awo Awoooo Agba e, Bleku tsoo Esu esu enam enam Manye manye Adiban kpotoor Today we celebrate at Battersea – Wilditch Community Centre May Agba descend, may Bleku open the skies so that we are drenched in water for our corn water, plenty of water fish, plenty of […]

Ever Young at 80 – Mr James Aflah Barnor

Ever Young at 80 – Mr James Aflah Barnor By Ade Sawyerr, London As a young boy growing up in James Town (British Accra), there was a particular route that I took to church every Sunday with my older brother and sisters.   From Bruce Road we would take a left turn at Commodore Street into […]

Bruce Road, Jamestown British Accra

Bruce Road, Jamestown British Accra By kpaikpaanyo My good friend Thomas Jefferson will not forgive me for continuing to use the word Accra.  He is right, there is no word called Accra in the Ga language but we have moved along culturally with the integration and assimilation of people from different places.  The beauty of it […]