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Monday, July 3, 2017

THE MOST COMMON EATEN FOODS IN GHANA



 (YOU AND YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL DISH)

There are so many uncountable local dishes in Ghana. But here our interest is the commonly eaten on the streets of Ghana. Every one has his/her own favorite food. Some people like those with soup, whiles others like those with stew. Due to the fact that, the sort alcohol people take and the lots smoke that goes around need heavy food as replacement. By taking heavy food I mean, food that can be heavy on you, so that you become satisfy and can put you to sleep. Let’s see some of our local dishes. Starting from the one I like most.
1.    Emo –Tuo
This is made from boiled rice. It’s grind-ed to become soft, not to soft to be seen as rice water or something but made into balls. These are eaten with the soup of your choice. That brings in the issue of favorite.  Some people do like to eat it with groundnut soup, others to prefer eating it with palm nut soap. I would not eat it with any other soup other than palm nut soup. I don’t know about yours too.

2.    Fufuo
This local food is one of the most commonly eaten foods. Fufu, as others may call it. This is made from boiled cassava and boiled plantain. They are pound separately to the point that you feel it is ok, then they mix them together in a mortar whiles the pastel is used to pound until both are mixed accurately and edible. Now comes the turn of the soup to eat with. The favorite aspect of the food now comes in. You can eat fufuo/fufu with different types of soup. Deepening on what you like. The soup can light soap with goat, mutton, beef, fish, and Palm nut soup with crabs, snails or any game meat of your choice and not forgetting salted fish. It usually tastes good if you have boiled okro on top of the soup

3.    Banku
Another common eaten local food is Banku. This is one of heavy foods people do like most. It is made from maize dough. It needs hot water. So after boiling your water, the cassava dough is then put into the boiled water. Then it is mixed up with a special mortar for making banku. It is then put into balls. This came be eaten with okro stew or soup. You can also eat with palm nut soup or groundnut soup. It deepens on your favorite

4.    Abete3/Face the wall
This is almost the same as preparing banku. But here, it is cassava dough instead of maize dough. It can be eaten with your favorite soups such as ground nut soup, palm nut soup or if critical, some do eat it with light soup and see to it that there is plenty of okro in it. But I do not really know why they call it face the wall. Any idea why?

5.    Tuo-Zaafi
Tuo –Zaafi which also known in local language as De3 3hu. This means something that boils over and over again. You eat this with the boiled okro soup and a stew prepared from salmon fish, awaway3 and other ingredients. It goes with meat of all types such cow lungs, liver and others.

6.    Dokono/Kenkey
This is simply, maize dough fitted and package in a special leaf. It is also made into round balls before they boil it. You can eat it with shito, red pepper, slice onions and tomatoes. Having red fish and kahoro/wele will make you bite your finger.
7.    Ampesi ne Kontomire
This is simply boiled small plantains or yams. It can be cocoyam or cassava at a point in time. You go on to boil and mash your kontomire. You then pour your heated palm nut oil with onions in them on the kontomire stew. With your cooked salted fish on it, you are ready to go.

8.    Waakye
Lastly, this is Waakye.It one of the most common eaten local food found on the streets everywhere. This made from local red rice with beans. Not forgetting your gari, salad leaves, macroni, beans, and carrots. You then prepare your stew with meats, wele and any other type of fish. For instance, red fish

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

KUMASI CITY MALL (Y3N SO, Y3DE3 NIE OHHH!!!)




The most ultra modern and world class city mall has now safely arrive and is now opened in the Garden City of Ghana, Kumasi to be precise. At long last, the much awaited and long talk Mall is here in Oseikrom.

Although, it’s not long though but the enthusiasm and the patronage from people of all walks of life is overwhelming and welcoming. The joy and smiles on the face of people as they go window shopping is great, for those who have enough in their pocket do enjoy shopping.
If you have a new catchy by your side, the chilling becomes huge and enormous. For those of you who have a chase a lady for a long time, if it happens that she agrees finally, then that is the right place to hang up with her. But a piece of advice, if the girl or the guy happens to belong to someone else, then you have to be careful, because there could be a clash. Because all heads and roads lead to the Game, Shoprite and other shops, together they are known as the Kumasi City Shopping Mall.

The kids are also not left out; they have train riding, face paining, castle jumping, ice cream, pop corn section and others. There are varieties of reading and writing books, crayon, clay color pencils and other school materials parents can buy for their wards. 

Parents can also get jewelries, cloths and clothing, perfumes, dressing accessories like beads, bangles, slippers, shoes, bags, wigs, ribbings and ribbons, watches and under wears.
There are the huge underground and open space car parks. You would not get a problem of parking if you are using a car. Not matter how long you would want to spend over there, your car would be well kept. Do not expect scratch or a bumper punch on your car.

One funny thing is that, if you do not take care and manage to use the excavator, you can fall. For those of us who have not use the excavator before. A lady and the son is captured on camera when they fell.  This went viral on social media within the shortest possible time. The best thing to do is to stay on the excavator for it to move by its self either by taking up or downstairs.
Talking about security is the best. There are CCTV cameras all around. Of course is hiding. Security guards are at vantage points. Don’t be secured, they are not there to harm you, dude. They protect the cars and the people around from the bad nuts of the people.

Lastly, there are ladies and gentle serving as ushers of the Kumasi Mall. They are very attractive and welcoming. You can ask them for help, directions and explanations. There is also the front desk too. You can redeem your gift if you shop up to a certain amount of money.
There is also the section where live jazz band is being played, that is where I usually hangs and have my photo shoots. Awesome!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

ONE WHITE BEST DANCER OF KETE

Kete is one of the native drums of the people of the Ashanti's. Whenever you hear the tune of Kete, means there is an occasion going on in the area. It is normally played when royals of the great throne walks to greet when there is a durbar of kings and queens. It played when a King  is walking to occasions like funerals, festivals, durbars, and home coming of citizens of a particular village or town who have traveled abroad for such a long time and they was to come back and help their community. Kete is played to welcome them.

It was also played in the olden days as a form of the King's interactive message to the community. It was played to assemble the people of a particular village or town to a specific place in the village square.It various designs of tunes. Each tune has it's meaning and a particular form of dance along it.








It signifies bravery, richness, power, royalty, and beauty. It is dance by both men and women. A collaborative dance by both is marvelous to watch. You keep nodding your head as the tune is being danced to.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Some of the great arts you can find in the region

Cockroach under the bed

Typical Palm Wine Village Bar

Some Local Ladies showing Their Beauty

The Coming of the Golden Stool



All arts By Nana Elvis

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

THE HEAT OF MANHYIA

The Kingdom of Asante have reign for decades of years now. The Kingdom existed so many years even before the coming of the Europeans especially the British. The people of Ashanti had their own system of governance. They had hierarchical system or form of governance. They had the King as the heard. He has the final say. But before that he had his subordinates, they are the chiefs. He had his paramount chiefs around him, such as the Paramount chief of Mampong, Nsuta, Ejisu, Offinso, Juaben and others

They are mostly represented at every dispute settlement  sitting. Most cases are redrawn from court to be settled at the Manhyia by the King.There is great respect for the great king among his people. One can be cast out of the land of Ashanti if he or she becomes disobedient and disrespectful. This has instill in the people of Ashanti to be respectful where ever they found their selves to be. They hail their King and listens to him even in this modern world. They keep to the culture of service to him without change.

But there are some people, which, when you think about them, you do not understand their behavior towards the Asanteman. Is it because of their political affiliation. They think they can underestimate the powers of Asanteman.

They should bring their disrespect onto the Kingdom and speak against it or face the needed punishment if even you are a son or daughter of the land.