Our Holocaust The cruelty and the horrors of the middle passage can never be told in all its gruesome detail. It is enough to recall that the ships were trailed. I have a few questions. Have our memories gone dead? Or have they gone to sleep? Heaven forbid, but if the answer is yes. When … More Our Holocaust
The continent of Africa is so rich in culture and tradition. When it comes to music, the history of creating sound using what we had runs deep. Musical instruments carved using our hands are what elders and those before us used to create the music the people of Africa danced to. If we were to … More Traditional Music is Dying
“You are too young to understand what slavery and colonization has done to us, but when you grow up, I pray you do.” As a young boy growing up, I remember learning about the slave trade and colonization in school. And I remember one day in history class, my teacher, who we all affectionately called … More Forgive Me For Being African
One of the very big challenges I find with films in Ghana and Africa in general is the stories. Most of the stories lack originality. It’s a photocopy of some Hollywood movie or characters placed in time and space with no real story. I personally do not consider myself a script writer, but I … More What’s Wrong with African Script-writing?
I was on the internet and chanced upon a website that had a list of African countries and their cultural policies, I read a few and it got me thinking. We need a strong cultural policy, we really do. Please permit me to be a little film bias. The basis of every economy is the … More Why Africa Needs a Cultural Policy