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An Afrobeats Poem- Wake Us Up!

Copyright(c) 2016 Adwoa Asiedu

 

Can you hear the sound of the African drum?

Beating ever so loud, dying to be heard.

Can you feel the rhythm of the night?

The old has gone, new melodies have come.

New songs will be sung,

Can you see people being set free?

Thy sweet romance finally breaking out.

And will spread like flames of fire.

Once we were kept in the dark,

Today is a different story, we’re now in the light.

Leading the way for others to come.

Wake us up!

For we have been sleeping for too long.

Wake us up!

Consume us so we can take our positions.

As Kings and Queens.

By Adwoa Asiedu (@AdwoaAsiedu777)

 

Me Firi Ghana presents: The Afrobeats Music Festival Experience

‘The Party Just Never Stops’ Me Firi Ghana Representative Adwoa Asiedu tells us her thoughts on the Afrobeats Festival

Envision a lovely ambiance where people are not afraid to smile at strangers, or loudly sing at their top of their lungs when their favourite tunes come on.

Welcome to my world.

The party began as soon as you entered the 02 building. The anticipation of the event could not be20160730_210740 hidden as I watched how people hurried to get their last minute tickets.  Many dressed to impress, and moreover there was a powerful sense of solidarity amongst the crowd.  The majority that came to the event were of African heritage, but it didn’t matter who we were or who we represented.  It wasn’t about us.  It was about the Arts of Afrobeats and being immersed in the Afrobeats culture.

Credits to the Artists, Dancers, Presenters, DJ’s and the wonderful crowd for making it into delightful night. The show began with superb dancers who brought great energy to the show.   It was the perfect way to launch the festival as it got us into the festival spirit. DJ Abrantee never failed to disappoint with his infectious sense of humour. The crowd were magical.  I stood next to two talented guys whose moves I greatly admired. They didn’t care who was watching and it was beautiful to see. In that moment I thought:  ‘‘That’s what sets Afrobeats music festival apart from other festivals. The party just never stops.’’  There were no boundaries and I have to commend the entertaining crowd for keeping the party going.

20160730_221803My appreciations to DJ Fifi, DJ Sean and DJ Bills who gave us great tunes to dance to throughout the night. The Artists that came to perform were brilliant. Well done to R2bees, The Composers, Moelogo, Mista Silva, May7ven and Jaij Hollands with additional support by rising stars K.Weezy, Ray & Double A. Each act brought their gift to the stage, however there were a few acts that I thoroughly enjoyed watching because I connected to their musical style, rhythm and lyrics. They were R2bees, Moelogo and Miss Banks.

Multi Award Winners & BET Nominated R2bees were so captivating to watch on stage as they sang some of their biggest hits such as ‘Ajei’. When they opened the show with this song, the crowd fell in love and it was as if it was a brand new song all over again. It was evident to see that they have truly connected with the crowd because at one stage, all one could hear was the crowd singing joyfully in unity.

Moelogo had presence. He proved that he is not a regular artist. I enjoyed watching him sing his 20160730_211652iconic Tune ‘Baddest’ and it was nonetheless a breath-taking performance.

Miss Banks was a true dynamite. She performed her songs with swerve, charm and passion. She’s definitely one to look out for in the music scene.

I came to the festival with high expectations but I was not in the slightest disappointed.  If anything I was deeply touched by the gorgeous harmony between the crowd and the moving performances.

Me Firi Ghana would like to stress that The Afrobeats Music Festival was an unforgettable night. Thank you to all the event organisers who turned this glorious vision to reality on the 30th July 2016.

By Adwoa Asiedu @AdwoaAsiedu777

Dear Child of Destiny

Choose_Your_Destiny_by_hobdayDestiny is not just a destination, but a series of events which must take place in order to fulfil your unique purpose. Our destinies are already arranged by the Almighty, but the choices we make today also affect our tomorrow. You determine who you will be tomorrow by what you do today.

An inspirational verse from Jeremiah 29:11 tells us ‘For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’

You have a destiny! Anytime you feel down or low, mediate on this verse and speak it out over your life. You will see change because you’re speaking God’s word and His words never fail.

Here is my 3 Step Guide to live as a Child of Destiny:

3 Practical Keys to Live as a Child of Destiny by Adwoa Asiedu

Be Thankful- Be thankful for everything. For the little things and for the big things. Make a habit of thanking Jesus for everything. The more you are grateful in life, the more peace you will have.

Count Your Blessings! – Do this daily. If you have a notebook, start writing down everything you are proud of and everything that makes you smile. You will be amazed by the many blessings you have. Blessings come in different forms. They can come as people, physical gifts, random acts of kindness, achievements etc…

Upgrade Yourself –Be focused. Don’t let people belittle your dreams or allow distractions to get in the way of your future! Time is money. Use your time well to upgrade yourself and you will fly! Opportunities come to those who make things happen.

By Adwoa Asiedu (@AdwoaAsiedu777)

Guard Your Heart

‘‘It’s not what you see that matters. It’s what is in you.’’

bibleAt times in our lives we can be so blinded by the expectations of the world.  In today’s world, one is expected to be smarter, think quicker and be more competent. All these attributes are great but there is a greater attribute which is worth more than the rest. A pure heart. You’re probably thinking ‘really?’ This may seem unnecessary but in the eyes of God it is amazing. Matthew 5 verse 8 states those with pure hearts shall see God. Now this is the key to victory – keeping a pure heart even in the midst of trials and obstacles. This is difficult because during those times, we are more likely to focus on the negative and start to have doubts within ourselves and even in people. It is during our most vulnerable moments that we must persevere to keep a pure heart. When I mean pure heart, I mean making sure our thoughts are positive and not polluted by evil thoughts.

 

The quote in Proverbs 23 verse 7 says ‘‘For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he’’.

 

You are what your thoughts are. If you think about negative things, you will become a negative person. If you think andpositivity_treatment dwell on positive thoughts, you will become a positive person. Positivity is contagious but it first starts with the mind. What is your mind filled with daily? What do you meditate on to get the right mind-set to start your day?  Meditating on the word brings healing, deliverance and revelation. We all stumble in our own ways, but sometimes we need a time out. Every time we feel emotionally drained, we can trust the word to restore us. During the year 2016, be hopeful that God will give you a pure heart if you ask him.

 

It is a daily battle but in Christ we are overcomers.

This verse in Philippians 4 verse 8  is inspirational: ‘‘Whatever is lovely, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.’’

By Adwoa Asiedu (@ AdwoaAsiedu777)

I Am A Child of Destiny

Copyright ©2016 Adwoa Asiedu

Nobody can steal your joy

It’s yours!

See your days of sorrow have ended.

I declare a new season of laughter.

Happiness and Success is your portion this year!

Forget the former things,

See the Lord is doing a new thing!

Called by a new name

Marked with his Shekinah Glory

Take up your position and declare:

I am a Child of Destiny.

By Adwoa Asiedu

 

Black Lives Matter – A Poem

 

Take a look at the world we live in today

Take a look at humanity

Is this what we were made to be?

Is this a world that you and I are a part of?

Inequality, Discrimination and Hate has now become the norm.

Are people not more than just the colour of their skin ?

Maybe the issue lies From Within

Ask yourself:

Do I have love?

 

Raise a cry now for the lost lives

Black Lives matter

I refuse to be silent

Until the world start to realise

That Black lives matter.

 

Raise a cry for our brothers and sisters

Their blood are crying out.

 

Fear not, Our God is a God of justice.

Will he not fight for those who cry out to him day and night?

Fear not, Our God reigns!

 

by Adwoa Asiedu (@AdwoaAsiedu777)

Copyright ©2015 Adwoa Asiedu

Inspiring Quote of the Month

‘‘Value yourself. You are all that’’

Confidence is a mind-set. It isn’t thinking of yourself as better than others, but thinking that you are everything beautiful, everything wonderful and everything worthy of praise.

Knowing your worth takes time, but it takes courage to know that your worth doesn’t depend on others, ie. relationships or expectations of you. We all have a heart and a soul. We need to continue to re- educate our minds and tell ourselves that we are all that despite our flaws or circumstances.

This is what real faith is. It’s not what you see around; it’s what you see inside of you.

Let your heart be enlightened and let people see the unique individual that is full of purpose.

You were created for a reason and you are still standing for a reason.

Keep going, you are all that!

 

written by Adwoa Asiedu (@AdwoaAsiedu777)

Let Hope Arise…

 

With so much negativity and despair, it is not surprising why society today encourages people not to love themselves. We hear it all the time. People say ‘oh he/she loves herself’.  May I pause you there for a second, who said it was a crime to love thyself?

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So what if that person loves themselves, shouldn’t you? There is freedom when we love and accept ourselves because it enables us to love and accept other people.

If you look at statistics, you will find that those with low self-esteem struggle to accept and love people. You will also find that bullies are those with low self-esteem. What does that say about the society we live in now? Many of us struggle with insecurity and with feelings of low self-worth. Acceptance is the key to freedom. We need to learn to embrace all that we are because there is no one else like us.

The truth is the way we see ourselves affects the way we treat people. If you think you’re not worth it, you will treat people like they are not worth it because that is what you know. That’s the spirit you are projecting on to other people – a spirit of worthlessness, and that spirit can spread like a virus. Before you know, you will see a generation filled with hopelessness. The only way to break this stronghold is by letting hope arise in our hearts and in our minds.

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Confidence is such a beautiful trait to have. It opens doors; it enables us to make and maintain connections. When people see someone who really believes in themselves, they are immediately drawn to them.

A quote to reflect on: ‘‘A Lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of sheep’’let hope arise

How you see yourself and what you think about yourself is what really matters!

Let hope arise in our generation and in the next generation to come.

It starts with you and I to be that light for others.

We want to be a generation that sees hope,

A generation that breathes hope,

A generation that inspires hope.

Let Hope Arise…

 

By Adwoa Asiedu (@AdwoaAsiedu777)