After a very long hiatus, I had the chance to visit my hometown again last weekend. I come from Aburi, in the Eastern Region. Ghana.
It was good going back home to see family, and realizing how the whole place is seeing gradual development. The road to my hometown, from legon through to Madina and Adenta has no pothole, so the ride was very smooth. Because of this, I will be going frequently.
The electricity was off when I go to Aburi but came back after 10 minutes. The market has changed, the place is clean and even the well around my house has it’s own ‘space’.
It gets better!!
After all is done, we head to where our heads rest, where we embrace family, kiss love and cups.
The moment you see the sunset, just remember you are a hero, because the day brings a kilo of negatives and you still here.
This morning I was at kantamanto to buy a few things. I saw young women who were making some money by serving as porters,aka kayayoo!
I saw how one was being yelled at because the pan she uses to carry items was small, and I saw how one young woman of about 15 years old was carrying stacks and stacks of electrical appliances.
It’s a confused world but N/M…..Never Mind!!
Throughout Accra, you will see how there are so many construction projects going on. If it’s not a new company coming to town, it’s an apartment. They are everywhere. I hear most of these apartments cost several thousands of dollars, obviously, it’s not for people like me.
If they are going to build on every inch of land that they find, how am I going to connect with mother earth aka Asaase Yaa? Very soon, we won’t see sand, Accra is becoming a concrete jungle and the government is not even thinking of building parks where we can take our children etc to chill.
I am crying here!!
Wofa,as we all call him has been selling footwear since 1998, if I am right. I remember buying from him in 1999 and I still buy from him. Just a few of my trainers came in a box,just a few and if I don’t buy from him, then I go to kantamanto.
Wofa is right in front of Mothers Inn, North Kaneshie and he has been selling on a table since the beginning.
The #sunset at my spot now. Looks like what I read in Revelations
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My lens?which of the pictures?
Where I be at when I want to ease up!!
Kaneshie Sports Complex.Been coming here to play and chill out since I was a child.Got whipped by my mom anytime I came here in those days cos she thought I would try swimming and drown in the pool that used to be here.I was more scared than she was but,I always got beaten,anyway.
Never stopped coming here though. This is where I learnt how to play basketball and football and I still play them here.Needs some development though. Dilapidated infrastructure that needs reconstruction/renovation.Lots of space here, yet empty. Now called Azumah Nelson Sports Complex,named after the Boxing maestro but………its sad!!
Aziza,a poet! IT IS WRITTEN. Performed with her on the 26th at Alliance Francaise. #spokenword #ehalakasa #poetry
Street where u find @therepublicgh (bar).Home of some of the best local cocktails ever to be invented on this part of the globe.
Meet my favorite koko seller.if you are Ghanaian,im sure this scene is so familiar because hausa koko is sold in so many spots in the mornings especially but you can get it in some areas in the evening.
I will choose this over every other cereal.
A painting on Panji Anoff’s wall painted by Atsu.from L to R are Thomas Sankara,Fela Kuti,Bob Marley,Kofi Annan,Robert Mugabe,Sellasie,Nkrumah,Ghaddafi,Mandela,Desmond Tutu,Lumumba,Luther King,Malcom X and Du Bois.
Who is your favourite?