This may be completely premature.
To be perfectly honest, this blogpost has been sitting in draft for over 2 weeks while I’ve been deliberating whether this is the right time to post about this. Ironically, if you’ve been following me on social media you have seen me talk about it & reference it many times, but for some strange reason, writing on this platform and clicking publish just feels a bit more real.
Anyway, a conversation with a really good friend of mine a couple of days ago prompted me to finally get this out. We spoke about the fear of failure and the guilt that comes with ‘failing’, which prevents us from learning from each other and reinforces this idea of perfection. So although I post pretty pictures on Instagram and seem completely comfortable speaking about it every chance I get, I have to admit that I am absolutely terrified that I am doing this. Terrified that I have put it out there that I’m doing this big thing, and it just. might. not. work. Continue reading “I have a new project…”
Okay. Since I posted this blog post, I’ve had a gazillion requests for recommendations whilst in Ghana. I am only one woman – there is only so much that I alone know and can tell you.
So I did what any wise woman will do. I brought in reinforcements. And who better than the ACC to LDN girls?
For those who do not know, I am part of the ACC to LDN podcast – where we talk about our lives in London and in Accra. You can listen to our latest episode or watch us on Youtube.
Anyway, we’ve got you covered. Continue reading “#acctoldn recommends: Where To Go and What To Do Whilst in Ghana”
Y3bro dada y3ntw3n bronya*
*translation: We have already started getting drunk ( / turning up); we don’t wait till Christmas
Over the past few years, Ghana has been a prime destination for a fun Christmas break. A fact airlines have recognised and responded by inflating ticket prices exponentially. An economy flight to Accra in December can easily be over £1,000, compared to a normal return ticket that is usually on average £400 to £600 – I’ve even managed to get a ticket off-peak for £350.
From mid-December to early January, Accra becomes the capital of chilling, partying and having a damn good time. I have personally tapped out of the “Ghana at Christmas” crew, but I know the vim continues and this year is certainly no different. So although I will not be there this year, I do want to share a few basic tips and tricks I’ve learnt that will help you have an amazing time this Christmas season. Continue reading “Going to Ghana this Christmas? Tips to get you started.”
Africa is on the rise
Global interest in Africa and its potential has been through a number of phases. The first one, that I remember, was the “well Africa may have some potential… but it’s too unstable. And Asia has a lot more potential” phase. A couple of years ago, we had the ‘Africa is on the rise’ phase. That was my favourite. Though shortlived, the ‘Africa Rising’ rhetoric was in full stride and with it came a barrage of press releases and think pieces identifying the continent as the next big thing.
Then it stopped. Abruptly.
Nigeria, Africa’s powerhouse, had slipped into a recession in 2016 and that signalled the beginning of the “perhaps Africa isn’t really rising” phase.
But was that premature?
The Africa Rising narrative may have dimmed, but interest in the continent is at an all-time high. From music, fashion, film, business – Africa is trendy and with that comes opportunity. Especially for the diaspora.
Continue reading “YPN Presents: Focus on Africa – The Ghana Edition (Summary)”
“There are 7 billion people in the world.
Every once in a while one of those people finds his, or her, way home.”
Opening line, An African City
My love for African film and TV runs deep and true.
Continue reading “YouTube Obsessions.”