November 2011


Ghanaian Culture: Pride of being Ghanaian…

Ghana Pride!

What does it mean to be British and Ghanaian?

Personally, being a British Ghanaian, would mean to explore both cultures and to be experimental on how they could be integrated within life.

Having the essence of speaking English to my fellow British peers and friends, yet to conversely  Converse in Twi to my Ghanaian community.

To decorate myself as a British Ghanaian, with the beauty traditions and customs and beliefs of an Ashanti(Ghanaian)!

To be able to educate the British of our Culture, and to teach them the history of our country.

To increase our knowledge and teach others, that factually much of Britain was built on Ghana’s Gold!

To remember the simple fact that much of Britain was built off peoples backs.

To know that my parents and family worked hard to make sure I was raised up well, and educated.

To take advantage of  the benefits and opportunities offered in Britain, and to be able to take new knowledge, skills tactics, experiences and ideas back Ghana; to give love and knowledge to the community of my country – letting the citizens positively gain benefits @WAMCampaign.

As Quotes, “Kindness in giving creates love.” By Lao Tzo.

Below is a video containing successful British Ghanaians, whom take on their view point of answering the Question……..

What does it mean to be British and Ghanaian?

Tell us your viewpoint Below, by answering the question !

By Trey’C

Ghana Music: Kwaw Kese’s Insanity…

The mad rapper is back with a new single called ‘Insanity’. This time round the abodam rapper teams up with one of my favourite artist from Nigeria 9ice, who lends his vocals on this track.

This collaboration works quite well, with 9ice’s mellow vocals balancing out Kwaw Kese’s energetic rapping. Oh and did I forget to mention a highly catchy beat? This is a definite future banger right here! It would have been nice to hear 9ice speak some twi though…

Check out the song and comment below…

By Yaa Nyarko

Me FiRi GHANA News: URGENT…

Britain will withhold aid to GHANA unless the Government changes it’s policy on banning homosexuality in the country...’


Can David Cameron on behalf of the UK Government dictate to GHANA and other countries receiving aid like this?

Should GHANA do what David Cameron says?

Will GHANA be better off not receiving aid?

Does GHANA even STILL need aid?

Have YOUR say below…

Ghana Football: CAN 2012 Draw…

Black stars handed tricky draw for CAN 2012


The draw for the group stages of the African Cup of Nations 2012 took place over the weekend and the Black stars were handed a tough but manageable group. They were drawn in group D along with Botswana, Mali and Guinea with games against these opponents taking place in Franceville in Gabon.

Ghana_Football_Team_CAN_2012_Me_FiRi_GHANAGhana are undoubtedly one of the favourites for CAN 2012 along with Ivory coast but the will have to be careful in Group D. West African rivals Mali and Guinea who have proven to be no pushovers in their recent appearances in the continental tournament thus have a very good pedigree in CAN 2012. Whilst Botswana are underdogs with nothing to lose and teams like that are always dangerous in competitions, they were also the first African nation to qualify for the finals so cannot be written off or taken lightly.

Former Black stars international defender Tony Baffoe shares a similar view. After draw took place he told BBC reporters; Botswana will be very excited and it’ll be a big motivation for them to play against giants like Ghana,”. “It’s important for us to attack the first game well [because] big teams mostly start slowly [at the Nations Cup].” “There are no minor teams any more. That’s not just words – it’s very important to take your opponents seriously, because there are always surprises at a tournament.”

So the Black stars will need to be on their toes to avoid any shock results in the group stages. However our recent performances and record in the tournament should all give us confidence that the Black stars should qualify for the quarter finals with the minimum of fuss. One thing for sure are best players ; the likes of Gyan, Dede Ayew, Annan, Agyemang-Badu, Asamoah & Muntari will have to be on top form if we are to lift the CAN trophy, and It will be interesting to see if Kevin Prince Boateng makes the squad after being absent for most of the qualification campaign. Though this might be the year one of the younger Black stars makes their mark.

The full draw for the group stages of CAN 2012 is as follows;
Group A: Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Senegal, Zambia (Bata)
Group B: Ivory Coast, Sudan, Burkina Faso and Angola (Malabo)
Group C: Gabon, Niger, Morocco and Tunisia (Libreville)
Group D: Ghana, Botswana, Mali and Guinea (Franceville)

What are your thoughts on the draw and  do you rate Ghana’s chances ?

Ben Jk Anim-Antwi

Leave your comments below.

MR GHANA UK 2012 Announced…

And Presenting…. (DRUMROLL) …………………. MR GHANA 2012

The event is officially up And Running!
Here on our Me FiRi Ghana Blog we featured an article, Titled;
‘Mr Ghana: What happened???’. – http://mefirighana.com/blog/?p=1599

The article expressed the voice of I, in which I presented to our audience why exactly male beauty pageants were not as popular in comparison to women, and that since we have a ‘Miss Ghana’, then an opportunity for a ‘Mr Ghana’ should also be given to our ‘Ghanaian young males’ equally.

Well now we ‘Me FiRi GHANA‘ are proud to say that, MR GHANA UK 2012 we’ll be bought to us by their two Beautiful and intelligent founders; ‘Lily Asante‘ together with ‘Ellen Tetteh‘.

Below is a interview taken by ‘ASKAOEGE‘, whom themselves interviewed ‘Lily Asante’ one of the founders of ‘MR Ghana 2012’, within the interview she explains deeply her reasons for why she created the ‘Mr Ghana’, and much more.

Interview By ASKAOEGE,
source; (http://asakeoge.blogspot.com/2011/11/interview-with-lily-asante.html?spref=fb)

Who Is Lily Asante?

Lily AMA Asante is a Young student of Ghanaian heritage, born and raised in Germany, Hamburg, lily has always been a very big fan of her culture. Whenever she had the chance she could represent her culture in the best of ability. She moved to London in 2007 and has been living here eve since. Studying Event and management at the University Of Bedfordshire Lily has decided to do something to give back to her community. Mr Ghana UK has been founded by lily Asante together with her friend Ellen Tetteh who is also a young student from London.

What was the main reason for creating MR Ghana UK ?

There has been a great demand for MR Ghana UK (beauty Pageant) in the British Ghanaian community. Miss Ghana UK which has been a successful event for many years founded by Akwaaba has set the standard for us. The reason why we want to do a Mr Ghana UK, is because we want to give Ghanaian men the chance to represent their country just like the young women. Another reason for MR Ghana UK is to give back to the charities in Ghana. Giving young children Ghana the chance to start up a proper life even without parents. Nothing is impossible and everyone deserves a chance.

What motivated you to this initiative?

Mr Ghana is an annual male beauty pageant with the vision to highlight and acknowledged the talent and beauty within the young men of Ghanaian decent, living in the UK. My main motivation came from when I made a visit to Germany/ Hamburg and I heard my cousin Terry Osei has been crowned Mr Ghana Germany. It really was nice to see young men do something for their culture. It touched me to see how well he was doing and I decided I wanted that for the UK too. I mean it is sad enough to see how all these young black boys waste their lives on the streets. We are better than that and it’s about time to see that too.

What do you hope to achieve from this event?

The mission MR Ghana is to provide entertainment, knowledge and better understanding of the Ghanaian history and to highlight Ghana’s rich and cultural heritage, while placing emphasis on Ghanaian attributes both in the UK and abroad. It will also help those young Ghanaian males to stay away from streets and crime, it will encourage them to focus on something more important.

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What are you looking in for your in your MR Ghana UK?

What we are looking for are, well apart from being Ghanaian decent (one or both parents), being between 18-25 years and having a knowledge about Ghana, there is nothing else a Mr Ghana UK needs we can’t help them learn. There are a few other requirements which will be on the application form but as long as you have the above you stand a good chance.

THE PROCES OF THE EVENT?

The process of the event completion will be:

1. Fill in application form from January 2012

2. If you get through you will be invited to the auditions.

3. The 3rd part will then be the finale to which everyone is invited.

(Date and venue to be confirmed)

In between those steps there will be activities (e.g charity, volunteering, rehearsals ect). In which contestants will have to take part in. The winner will be crowned as MR Ghana UK 2012, for a year on the day of the finale. Prizes for 1st and 2nd runner up will be handed out on the day too.

On the event day there will be different aspects of the Ghanaian culture the contestants will broadcast. But that’s a surprise for the audience and we don’t want to spoil that do we. (Laughs)

Who are the judges?

The judges will be announced on the day the invitations will be sent out until, then it’s all *hush hush* but I can say one thing they are well known and will not disappoint.

Well, well, well, for now all I can really say is congratulations and well done to the two founders for creating a wonderful idea, and really they have created an opportunity for young Ghanaian males out there who can now look into the idea, and build on it, and receive knowledge, and other benefits from it.

An Event not to be missed.

By Trey’C

Ghana Music: D-Black Feat. Sarkodie

As far as music videos in Ghana go, D-Black stepped out of the norm with this one. His new animated video to the single ‘My Kinda Girl’ premiered in Ghana last week, with a string of celebrities such as 4×4, R2Bees, Joselyn Dumas, Naeto C, Reggie Rockstone and others in attendance.  The music video was the creation of Nigerian animator Jonathan Olamide.

D-Black’s ‘My Kinda Girl’ is a collaboration with Ghana’s fastest rapper Sarkodie, and the two rappers do a great job spitting catchy and witty lyrics over heavy hip hop beats. The animated video which roughly has a story line is funny, pokes harmless fun at some of Ghana’s well known movie starts and musicians such as Nadia Buari, Jackie Appiah, Lydia Forson, Majid Michel, Reggie Rockstone, Yvonne Nelson and Dee Money.

Check it out below!

By Yaa Nyarko

Ps. This video is too serious. Me FiRi GHANA gives it the thumbs up for innovation. all day, every day!

Ayew becomes a Father

Andre Ayew proud to be a Baby Father !

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The  Blackstars midfielder Andre Ayew has become a father for the first time!  It has been stated that Dede burst  into tears of happiness as he witnessed his 7lb 10oz daughter. The joyful father announced the birth to his mother by telephone while his father The Great Abedi pele was said to be in France to support new father and mother.

Andrew_Dede_Ayew I have to say what a cute beautiful couple the proud mother and father make, but we know many female fans hearts will be shattered… but nevertheless let’s rejoice for the coming of new life and a new BOUNCING BABY GIRL. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the young player, and thank him for his superb contribution in the Black stars, Welcome to fatherhood.

By CLOUDIA

Image: http://www.ghanacelebrities.com/