December 2010

Eddie Kadi in Ghana! Get your tickets NOW

Ghana is set laugh, giggle, cry, chuckle and scream as top UK comedian, presenter, actor, MC and good friend of Me FiRi GHANA, Eddie Kadi is ready to storm Accra live on December 29. As part of Akwaaba UK’s 11th year anniversary celebrations, the Eddie will share the stage with Ghanaian comedians like Bukom Banku, Funny Face, Percy, DKD and others at the Bowl Arenna of Citizen Kofi. Me FiRi GHANA will be behind the scenes bringing to you what people think about GH.

Also performing are, Egypt (UK), Gracious Napa Man (UK), Kwabena kwabena, Ruff N Smooth, Nana Boroo, Wutah, Efya, Trigmatic, Iwan, Mike, Tiffany, 5five.

For those who are not familiar with Eddie here is a little snippet

WAM Campaign – Are you in Ghana this xmas?

So what is the WAM Campaign all about I here you ask? Well as most of you may know the Me FiRi GHANA team are in Ghana soaking up the atmosphere, learning more about the culture and catching the hot, yes HOT rays of sunshine. But amongst all the fun and games we will also be giving a few of our days and most importantly our time to two orphanages, one based in Accra and the other in Tamale.

We will be playing games, watching films, singing songs, teaching them life skills and taking them places they would not normally experience on a day to day basis.

We will be in the Family Outreach Centre in Accra (flower pot region, near Spintex) for 4 days however, on the 30th of December between 12pm and 3pm we will have an open day to anyone in Ghana who would like to come down and  join us by spending time and having fun with the kids. Feel free to bring with you anything, yes anything you would like to give to them, anything would be greatly appreciated.  It costs nothing to give your time to young people who don’t experience the privileges or love we once had as children around the christmas period

If you would like to join us please feel free to contact us at of give us a call on 0549585597

So what is the WAM project? It stands for WHAT ABOUT ME? But the question you should really asking yourself is ‘Is it really about me…?

Sway’s Bring Me To Africa Mixtape DOWNLOAD

Sway has done it again! Not wanting to forget his African roots or fans he has put together another free SMASH mixtape, Bring Me To Africa, in conjuction with Me FiRi GHANA and mixed by Choice FM’s DJ Abrantee. Sway collaborating with some other greats Africa has to offer including Blay Ambolley, Sarkordie, Richie, 2face, Samini, Tinny & Asem. The mixtape sees Sway also collaborate with some of the best young Ghanaian MC’s in the UK including Tinchy Stryder, Dirt Dange, Peigh, Klayz, Kwamz, Flava and D Dark, people who like himself symbolise the rise of British African Talent and are not afraid to represent their origins in a public domain.

Make sure you watch out for when Me FiRi GHANA meets blackstars rapper Sway, one of Ghana’s and the UK’s best as we talk Ghana, his new mixtape Bring Me To Africa, Ghanaian’s in the UK music scene and more.
In the meantime click on the link below to download his Bring Me To Africa Mixtape brought to you in conjunction with Me FiRi GHANA and mixed by Choice FM’s DJ Abrantee.


Asamoah Gyan Wins BBC African Footballer of the Year!

Ghana and Sunderland star Asamoah Gyan has been crowned BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2010.

The Black Stars striker clinched the title with an overwhelming majority – receiving more than half of the vote.

He finished well ahead of fellow Ghanaian Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew, Ivorians Yaya Toure and Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon.

“I’m so happy, I can’t believe it,” he said. “I’m so thankful to all the fans who voted for me.”

He added: “It was really hard to win this award, especially because of all the other players I was up against.

“So I’m so appreciative to all my fans in Africa – especially my family and fans in Ghana.”

Gyan had a memorable year internationally, leading Ghana to second place at the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, scoring three of the four goals that helped Ghana reach their first final in 18 years.

At the World Cup in South Africa, the 24-year-old grabbed the world’s attention as his three goals helped the Black Stars progress from the group and into the quarter-finals.

But he shot to prominence through unfortunate circumstances as his missed penalty against Uruguay with the last kick of the game denied Africa its first semi-final berth.

He then earned widespread praise and went some way to redeeming his error when recovered his composure to score in the shoot-out following a 1-1 draw.

Despite the disappointment of the World Cup exit, the finals boosted his career as he left French side Rennes to become Sunderland’s record signing at £13m.

“Asamoah has been a fantastic addition to the Sunderland squad,” said Sunderland coach Steve Bruce, who presented Gyan with the African Footballer of the Year trophy.

“As our record signing, he had a lot of expectation placed on his shoulders but he has embraced the club wholeheartedly and has settled in very well.

“He’s a strong, quick player and brings something different to the side.

“He has formed positive partnerships with other strikers and he’s a real bright spark around the place too – always smiling and happy.

“He has an infectious joy for football, and we are reaping the rewards of that.

“I’m thrilled for Asamoah that he has been awarded this honour, it is thoroughly deserved.”

The search for BBC African Footballer of the Year 2010 began on 15 November when fans were given a chance to choose their African football hero from a shortlist selected by experts from each of the continent’s 52 countries.

Source: BBC Sport

Asamoah Gyan brings Ghanaian culture to UK…

How are YOU showing your Ghanaian Culture to the world…?

Since his arrival in the English Premier League Asamoah Gyan has impacted the UK by not only scoring goals, but influencing the country with his Ghanaian Culture. A few weeks ago we saw how Dutch intentional Zenden “tried” to celebrate with Baby Jet as he danced away to the crowed after scoring yet another goal for Sunderland.

In his latest interview on SkySports viewers got introduced to Baby Jet! Who is Baby Jet? Watch the video below:

Leave your comments below:

Emmanuel Jal Feat. Alicia Keys, George Clooney…

Emmanuel Jal‘s call for Peace in Sudan and launches the groundbreaking music video featuring celebrities such as Alicia Keys, George Clooney, Peter Gabriel, The Elders (Kofi Anann, Jimmy Carter, Sir Richard Branson, Fernando H Cardoso) Directed by Anna Gabriel and yes, Me FiRi GHANA alongside Ernest Simons & Silvastone showed our support for the true gentleman/artist Emmanuel Jal within his amazing We Want Peace” Music Video:

On January 9, 2011, Southern Sudan will vote on whether or not to secede from the North and become its own country. The hope is that the referendum will bring peace and freedom to Southern Sudan; the fear is it will ignite another civil war.

However, Emmanuel Jal – a former child soldier turned recording artist – is on the front lines of the fight for the people of Southern Sudan. Having survived

Me FiRi GHANA: Quote of the Weekend

“We cannot do everything, but we can still do something
Because we cannot do everything, We must do something…!”

How are YOU spending YOUR time in Ghana this Christmas…?

Asamoah Gyan wanted by Spanish Giants Real Madrid!

Sensational news are out claiming that Spanish giants Real Madrid are interested in Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan.

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is reportedly desperate to boost his attacking options in January and has been linked with a host of big names.

According to Cadena COPE, the Ghana World Cup star is now being discussed at board level inside the Santiago Bernabeu.

The 5ft 11in striker only moved to Sunderland from Rennes in the summer for €14 million.

If Asamoah Gyan goes, can he make an impact in the Spinish League, alongside players like Lionel Messi ???

Comment below with your opinions…

Source: Daily Mail

Fifa Issue Ghana Warning

Fifa have warned Ghana they face being referred to its emergency committee if their government does not stop interfering in football matters, the Ghana Football Association has confirmed.

The GFA revealed on their official website that they have received a letter from the world governing body giving the Ghanaian authorities a Sunday deadline to “stop their direct intervention and allow GFA to work again”.

The association confirmed their headquarters were raided on Tuesday by plain-clothed officers from the country’s Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), who removed nine computers and took away documents.

The action has halted all football-related activities in the country with the GFA’s offices closed indefinitely.

The emergency committee has the power to impose a suspension.

A Fifa statement addressed to the GFA posted read: “Under these circumstances, if the Ghanaian authorities do not stop their direct intervention and allow GFA to work again before Sunday 12 December 2010, we will be obliged to refer the case to the Fifa Emergency Committee.

“This could entail all potential consequences linked to article 13 and article

17 of the Fifa statutes which clearly state that any football association must

manage their affairs independently and with no influence by any third parties or

face sanctions in case of non-compliance.

“We hope that the Ghanaian authorities will reconsider their actions and thus

avoid the deepening of a crisis which will only bring adverse consequences for

the football lovers in Ghana.”

Source: Sky Sports

Me FiRi GHANA: Quote of the day

“It’s not the number of mistakes you make; it’s how often you keep making them that is the problem…”