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The Power of Fabrication and Hoax on Social Media

The potency of hoax and fabricated news has been prevalent in WhatsApp and other social media. From India alone, not less than one million messages and video news are sent to WhatsApp and other social media every month. Only about 150 messages and videos are said to be true. The rest are fabrications and hoax. Such news items have a wide reach. Depending on the news, readers and viewers who fail to see them as hoax either get scared, startled or experience a feeling of insecurity. Not many are able to determine very early that the news items are just fabrications. Almost every country, including Ghana, has had its share of such hoax news on social media.

We all woke up one day to read on WhatsApp that former president of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings had passed away at 69. The news spread quickly on all social media. When the news of the alleged death reached Rawlings he was upset about this fabrication which did not help anyone.

Michael Essien, former midfielder of Chelsea and Black Stars, was reported dead. The news was on WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media that Essien was involved in a fatal accident in Indonesia where he plays for a local club, Persib Bandung. Sadness engulfed Ghanaians and lovers of football worldwide only to find out that the news was a hoax.

Ghanaians were shocked when they heard the news of the disappearance of Ghana’s rap artist, Castro, and another lady. As Ghanaians were trying to come to terms with the mysterious disappearance, news came around that Castro was still alive. The one that took WhatsApp and other social media by storm was the confirmation of a lawyer who was interviewed at Adom FM that Castro was under intensive care in a hospital in Lomé, Togo’s capital city. A funeral that was supposed to be held by Castro’s family was halted. A group was sent to that particular hospital the lawyer was referring to. Castro was not there. The news was a mere fabrication and a hoax.

These days many funny sayings shared on social media have been attributed to Robert Mugabe. In the beginning, people believed that Mugabe actually said those things since the man is used to saying controversial but brilliant things. But when they were becoming too many, people realised they were false news. Zimbabwean government officials formally issued a statement denying that Mugabe said such things. Here are two of my most popular “Mugabe sayings”: 1. Girls who are called Monica like money and cars. 2. Dear ladies, if your boyfriends did not wish you a Happy Mother’s day or sing sweet Mother for you, you should stop breastfeeding them. Of course, Mugabe didn’t say these things. Dear reader, what is your favourite Mugabe saying?

Such social media fabrications are sometimes used by industrialised countries to undermine the progress of other countries’ economy. A devastating news item was carried on WhatsApp claiming that China is now producing and bagging rice made of plastic material. Many were fast to authenticate the claim on videos to demonstrate how the rice looks like when it is cooked. The Chinese contend that if what people are claiming is true why is the World Health Organization (WHO) silent?

The Chinese claim this fabrication was designed by the Americans who, according to the Chinese, are obviously scared by the fast rate of development and progress of the country. The Chinese decided to pay back in the same coin and put the Americans to shame. Soon a video that shocked the world was making rounds on social media. The video showed a truck loaded with human cadavers in front of a McDonald’s outlet. The Chinese claim the dead bodies are mashed in machines and used for the burgers which are distributed to all McDonald’s restaurants. When this horrific video came out, about 25% of visitors who patronized the restaurant, it was reported, stopped eating at McDonalds. The directors denied this claim as a mere fabrication.

There was another video claiming the Chinese were now eating aborted babies and even full babies who are sold by their parents. According to the narrator, foetus and embryos have been made into soup for human consumption. It is believed the Chinese are eating this to increase health, stamina and sexual performance. The media war between America and China is still going on. This fits well in the Ghanaian parlance, “if you do me, I do you”.

Immediately after the 2016 US election, the potency of fabricated and hoax news came into focus. Fake news on the elections began to appear on social media during the run-up to the ballot. The first put Mrs Clinton in a comfortable lead. When the reality of the election dawned on Americans, another news item that was clearly fabricated appeared on social media that Donald Trump had hacked into the electoral commission’s computer system to add more votes. This news drew more attention than any other news in the major news media in the United States. This turned out to be mere fabrication.

Often, people make up their own wisdom words and attribute them to famous persons. One of the most serious ones appeared a few years ago about the last words of Apple founder, Steve Jobs, in which he regretted having spent all his life looking for money but not having time to spend it. The passage was so long and detailed that nobody on his dying bed, in the throes of pain, drifting between life and death, could possibly have said those things as his last words. It was purely fake news.

WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media should be used with much care and circumspection. Not all news published in these media can be taken as true and authentic and therefore such news that smack of fabrication and hoax should not be shared. Some are true but many are not.  There was a humorous message I received some time ago telling me the food items that are dangerous to my health. It was a very long list that contained all the food items that I can possibly think of ever eating in my life. It was when I was going to complain and ask which food items are left for me to eat that I realised it was a joke – no food item is good for your health so the best thing is not to eat anything at all and starve to death! I appreciated the joke. But what about those who don’t see the humour?

Because of advances in picture and video editing programmes, it is easy even for amateurs to create false pictures and videos. We have to be careful about the things shared on social media and how we believe in them. Often, when you read something that is asking you to share it with others, you must be suspicious. You must check and check again to see if it is genuine. Fortunately, there are many websites that are devoted to debunking false social media messages. Anytime you have your doubts, just go online and check if it is not another hoax to make your life terrible. Never share a story you are not sure of.

By Stephen Atta Owusu
Author: Dark Faces at Crossroads

Meet the Ghana World Cup Squad 2014: Introducing Michael Essien…

The Bison

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When Michael Esseine takes to the field in Brazil for his second World Cup some may argue he is has a point to prove. Once considered one of the finest midfielders in the world there are many who say he is not the force he once was. Not to mention he was not among the Ghana World Cup squad in 2010 due to injury so missed out on the teams epic run to the quarter finals. The fact remains though that he is one of Ghana’s best and most experience players. He has enjoyed a career that a lot of players from the African continent can only dream of.

At his very best though he is a box-to-box midfielder with the ability to exert energy in supporting offensive and defensive play and for his tough tackling style which has earned him the nickname “The Bison”.Essien can also play as a defender, both on the right of defence and in the centre.

Essien began his career playing for Liberty Professionals in Ghana. In 2000, he moved to France joining Bastia. Essien spent three seasons at the club appearing in over 60 matches before joining league champions Olympique Lyonnais in 2003. At Lyon, Essien won back-to-back league titles between 2003-2005 and also played in the UEFA Champions League for the first time. In 2005, Essien signed for Chelsea for a fee of £24.4 million and, at the time of his signing, was the most expensive African footballer in history, but he remains Ghana’s most expensive footballer ever! At Chelsea, Essien helped the club win the Premier League twice, as well as three FA Cups and one Football League Cup. He later signed a season-long loan deal with Real Madrid in 2012, linking him up with José Mourinho, the manager who signed him for Chelsea. Once the loan spell ended he returned to Chelsea but later joined AC Milan in a permanent deal at the beginning of the year.

Essien is a seasoned Ghanaian international. At youth level, he represented his country at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship and 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship with the latter team finishing as runner-up. Essien made his senior team debut in January 2002 and has represented his nation at three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and the 2006 FIFA World Cup, where Ghana reached the Round of 16. He has racked up over 50 caps for Ghana since 2002 and has captained the side several times over that period.

Ghana will need Essien at his best in Brazil. The Bison can certainly bite back!

Michael Essien, Me Firi Ghana salutes you!

#LetsGoalGhana

Ben JK Anim-Antwi (@Kwesitheauthor)

Brazil 2014 on the horizon for Black Stars

Asamoah rocket seals Ghana win against Zambia to advance to World Cup qualifying play –off

 

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Ghana are two games away from the World Cup finals after a win against Zambia in their final group game in which they only needed a draw. Goals from Abdul Waris and Kwadwo Asamoah were enough for the Black Stars in a fiercely competitive game and electric atmosphere in Kumasi. The match was preceded by a series of accusations by Zambia of Ghanaian gamesmanship, including delaying their arrival by refusing landing rights for their charter plane and then denying them the chance to train at the venue on the eve of the game. Ghana denied the allegations in statement on their football association website.

Thus these accusations did nothing to calm the atmosphere in what was already a vital match for both teams in the Baba Yara Stadium Kumasi.  A lot of talk before the game was whether Andre Ayew, Michael Essien & Kevin Prince Boateng would start after their return from self imposed retirement. As it was Boateng was injured but there were starting places for both Essien and Ayew.

The Zambians started the game on the stronger foot as the Black Stars’ eagerness to win the game seemed to give them early jitters leading to a free kick in a dangerous area for the Zambians early on, but Rainford Kalaba was unable to beat the wall with his kick. The Andre Ayew and Emmanuel Mayuka both had headed efforts at goal within a matter of minutes but neither managed to trouble the opposition goalkeeper though the Ghanaian’s effort had been on target.

The Black Stars nerve seemed to settle leading to first clear chance of the game in the 12th minute which fell to skipper Asamoah Gyan but the Al Ain forward’s header from an Opare cross failed to hit the target. It was persistent work from John Boye which saw the defender chase down what looked to be a lost cause before fizzing the ball across the face of goal and onto the head of Waris who opened the scoring with a stooping header.

The Zambians started the second half as they ended the first breaking through the Ghanaian defence on no less than three occasions in the first five minutes of the half. However Essien’s presence seemed to liberate Juventus midfielder Asamoah who strolled forward to put the Ghanaians firmly in the driving seat with a scorching effort from range past Mwene to double Ghana’s lead.

The Chipolopolo pulled a goal back through Nathan Sinkala but despite mounting pressure on the hosts, they failed to secure the equaliser before the full time whistle and Ghana held on to claim victory. The Black stars now progress to the final qualifying round next round where they will meet a yet  to be decided team in a two-legged play-off tie to determine one of the five teams to represent Africa in Brazil next year.

In the Black Stars we trust!

 

Ben JK Anim-Antwi (@Kwesitheauthor)

Kwesi Appiah names Ghana squad for vital World Cup qualifier

KPB, Ayew and Essien recalled but no place for Muntari

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Kwesi Appiah has named a 26 man squad for the vital World Cup qualifier against Zambia on 06 September. This was always going to be an interesting squad selection since Kwesi Appiah had the services of Kevin Prince Boateng and the Ayew brothers to call on so their inclusion or non inclusion was going to be a contentious issue.

Thus in true Ghanaian fashion Kwesi Appiah has got us all talking by including Kevin Prince Boateng, Andre Ayew and surprisingly Michael Essien in his squad. But there is no place on the list for Marseille’s Jordan Ayew or AC Milan’s Sulley Muntari.

Essien has not played for Ghana since facing Congo in June 2011 and his inclusion gives Ghana a boost. However many people will argue that he is not the player he was two years ago and thus may not be guaranteed a place in the starting line up. The same can be said of Andre Ayew and Boateng though I would suggest these two are more likely to start the match than Essien.

On the players omitted, Jordan Ayew may be feeling a little disappointed he has not been selected amongst the strikers. Sulley Muntari may be wondering what his future in the Ghanaian squad is after being overlooked despite the GFA had accepting his written apology in relationto incident in the dressing room following the 2-0 win over Lesotho in June. The incident adds to a long list of misdemeanours in the international career of Muntari and may well signal the beginning of the end of his career.

The squad will begin a training camp for the Zambia match, as well as a friendly in Japan four days later, in Kumasi on 2 September.

The Black Stars know a draw on 6 September will take them through to the final round of World Cup play-offs.  Zambia must win the match in Kumasi if they are to progress to the play-offs

 

The full squad is as follows;

Goalkeepers: Fatau Dauda (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Adam Kwarasey (Stromgodset, Norway), Razak Braimah (Guadalajara, Spain)

Defenders: Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro, Ukraine), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Kissi Boateng (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), John Boye (Rennes, France), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Rashid Sumaila (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Mohammed Awal (Maritzburg United, South Africa)

Midfielders: Rabiu Mohammed (Kuban Krasnodar, Russia), Yussif Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo, Italy), Michael Essien (Chelsea, England), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough, England), Solomon Asante (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Mubarak Wakaso (Espanyol, Spain), Christian Atsu (Porto, Portugal), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium).

Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Andre Ayew (Marseille, France), Kevin Prince Boateng (AC Milan, Italy), Abdul Majeed Waris (Spartak Moscow, Russia), Mahatma Otoo (Sogndal, Norway).

 

What do you think of the squad? are you pleased by the return of the trinity (Ayew, KPB & Essien) and was Appiah right to drop Essien?

Ben JK Anim-Antwi (@Kwesitheauthor)

The Black Sheep return to the Black Stars

KPB joins the Ayew Brothers in confirming his return to the Ghana national team

 

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Like three Black sheep returning to their shepherds flock, the Ayew brothers and now Kevin Prince Boateng have ended their hiatus from the Ghana national team by announcing they are ready to return. I don’t know how to feel about their return, logic tells me I should be pleased as they are three of our better players. Though on the other hand I must admit I felt some contempt about the way they came to their decisions to quit the team in the first place.

Kevin Prince Boateng last played for the Black Stars in October 2010 and “retired” just after a year later in November 2011. At the time he claimed his body could not cope with the demands of both international and club football. Many Ghanaians (including myself) saw this as a lame excuse and concluded he only used Ghana to play in the 2010 World Cup and secure a transfer from his then club Portsmouth, who had just been relegated from the premier league. However now it seems he has had a change of heart as GFA Chairman Kwesi Nyantekyi had announced that Boateng agreed to return to the Black Stars before Ghana’s against Sudan in June.

This has now been made official by Boateng himself in a letter stated; After a few consultations, I have decided to change my decision and confirm my availability to play for the Black Stars whenever I am needed,”. In response the GFA said it is delighted with Boateng’s decision to return claiming it will “surely re-energise the Black Stars for our future challenges

In the case of the Ayews, Andre claimed a breakdown in his relationship with Ghanaian FA left him with no option to quit. While his brother took exception to being dropped for the 2013 Nations Cup in South Africa. In June they both announced they are returning to the team without any set conditions. They said after a meeting with the GFA in June; “We cannot play football with conditions. We play football with our heart. There are no conditions set to our comeback.

All three players may be in line to make their comebacks against Zambia in Kumasi next month should Kwesi Appiah include them in his squad.

The return of these players is ultimately good for Ghana as the Black Stars need their best players available to them if they are going to achieve success on the pitch. However these players should not assume they are going to walk straight into the team. They have to be picked first and it will be interesting to see particularly in the case of Ayew’s if Kwesi Appiah includes them in the squad for Zambia. During the Black Stars disappointing  CAN campaign in South Africa, two players to come away with any credit were Christian Atsu and Wakoso Mubarak. Both young exciting attacking wingers in the similar mould of Andre Ayew /Kevin Prince Boateng, will be of the view that they merit a place in the first team on current form.  Oh yes the return of the Ayews and KPB will provide a selection headache for Kwesi Appiah but I’m sure it’s a headache he would rather have before a vital game with Zambia.

So with three more “retired” players back in the fold, all we need now is for Michael Essien to return or do we? That’s another debate for another time…

 

Ben JK Anim-Antwi (@Kwesitheauthor)

CAN 2013: The Blackstar team

Appiah names his Blackstars for CAN 2013

 

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Ghanaian national team coach, Kwesi Appiah has named a 26 man squad for the 2013 African nations next month in South Africa amid huge media scrutiny in Ghana. Whilst the majority of the squad inclusions were not a surprise, notable omissions came in the shape of former Captain John Mensah and striker Jordan Ayew.

Both Mensah and Ayew were in the CAN 2012 squad that bowed out at the semi-final stage to eventual winners Zambia. Their omissions ultimately come as a surprise as Ayew has been in decent form for his club Marseille whilst Mensah’s vast experience alone would be beneficial to the squad, especially the younger players.

Unsurprisingly there is no place for Michael Essien, who asked to be left out in order to focus on his club career. One player who was secured his place is Christian Atsu who has been in scintillating form for club (FC Porto) and country and Appiah and the rest of Ghana will be hoping this continues come January.

Appiah believes he has picked a squad good enough to win in South Africa next month, and he will trim the squad down to 23 players after a training camp in the United Arab Emirates, where Ghana will play friendlies against Tunisia and Egypt.

The full 26 man squad is as follows;

Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway), Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold), Daniel Adjei (Liberty Professionals)

Defenders: John Paintsil (Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Israel), Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Kissi Boateng (Berekum Chelsea), Wakasu Mubarak (Espanyol, Spain), John Boye (Rennes, France), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Isaac Vorsah (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria), Jerry Akaminko (Eskisehirspor, Turkey), Rashid Sumaila (Asante Kotoko), Awal Mohammed (Maritzburg United, South Africa).

Midfielders: Andre Ayew (Marseille, France), Christian Atsu (FC Porto, Portgal), Anthony Annan (Osasuna, Spain), Derek Boateng (Dnipro Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine), Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Albert Adomah (Bristol City, England), Rabiu Mohammed (Evian, France), Solomon Asante (Berekum Chelsea).

Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Emmanuel Clottey (Esperance, Tunisia), Boakye Yiadom (Sassuolo, Italy), Yahaya Mohammed (Amidaus Professionals).

Do you think Appiah was right to leave out Jordan Ayew and John Mensah? And can this squad deliver Ghana’s first nations cup title since 1982? We’ve waited long enough!

Leave your comments below.

Ben JK Anim-Antwi (@Kwesitheauthor)

Black Star Kwadwo Asamoah

Asamoah sees his stock rise

 

I remember when Kwadwo Asamoah burst into the Ghanaian first team squad in 2010. I went round telling anybody who would listen what an exceptional talent he is. Two years on and he is realising his potential and attracting interest from some of the biggest clubs in Europe. Initially thrust into the first team as a replacement for an injured Michael Essien at the 2010 African Cup of Nations, his performances as playmaker in midfield soon caught the eye. A combative midfielder with a great passing range and a wand of a left foot, he soon became a firm favourite with fans and players alike.

Asamoah started his professional career in 2006 with Liberty Professionals in Ghana until he joined Torino in Italy. He was subsequently loaned to Udinese in 2008, where he made such an impression there that they decided to make the move permanent a year later. This later earned him a call up to Ghana national team in the same year. He has had three successful seasons since at Udinese helping them to qualify for the Champions League twice. Gradually he has become one of Udinese’s star players along with international striker Antonio Di Natale.

On the international stage as mentioned 2010 was his breakthrough year. Having being tasked with the job of replacing Michael Essien at the beginning of the year he obliged by helping the Black Stars reach the final of CAN 2010 where they lost a close game to Egypt 1-0. Later in the year Essien was hardly missed as Ghana reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time. Although players such as Asamoah Gyan got most of the plaudits, Kwadwo Asamoah was influential in the heart of Ghana’s midfield alongside Anthony Annan.

Since the World Cup he has established himself as one of the Black Stars most trusted players. He played every game of CAN 2012 in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea in what turned out to be a disappointing campaign as Ghana failed to reach the final.

Now with reported interest from Manchester United, Inter Milan and Juventus this summer, it seems Asamoah is in line for big money with newly crowned champions the favourite to land him. At 23, his best years are still ahead of him and is ready to take his career to the next level. Thus playing at the highest level will only serve to make him a better player which is not only good for him but good for Ghana’s chances of qualifying for the next World Cup in Brazil.

Ben JK Anim-Antwi (Kwesi)

Ghana vs Swaziland: 2 games in 4 days…

Busy Black Stars! 2 games in 4 days to test squad

So the Black stars kick off their double header of games today with the African nation’s qualifier against Swaziland in Accra. It will begin the start of a busy few days with the team then flying to London to face five times world champions Brazil in a friendly match.

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The latter match definitely is the most eye catching but essentially the game against Swaziland is more important. Ghana go into this penultimate qualifier on the brink of qualification for the African Nations Cup 2012 tournament. They are currently both tied at the top of Group I with Sudan with ten points apiece. With the Black Stars leading on goal difference alone, Friday’s home match against Swaziland represents a perfect opportunity to boost their goal tally. Swaziland have conceded three goals in each away game so far and Ghana will want to go to Sudan for their final tie needing just a draw to qualify.  In effect this is a must win game for the Black Stars! If we want to virtually sure of qualification for 2012.

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Then to the showpiece game against the samba boys on Monday. If anything there should be a brilliant atmosphere at Fulham’s craven cottage, when Brazil and Ghana’s colourful fans fill the stadium. But what of the game? Well we know Brazil play an exciting brand of attacking football every game and whoever is playing.

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Let’s hope the Swaziland game does not take too much out of the Black Stars and they can produce an exciting committed performance. Similar to that we saw against England at Wembley earlier this year. The match could see the debuts of two Ghana based players selected for the first time, they are; Ernest Sowah of Berekum Chelsea and Asante Kotoko striker Nathaniel Asamoah. Michael Essien is of course injured so is not include. However one shock omission from the squad is Kevin Prince-Boateng who does not make the squad, and far as I know he is not injured so can’t quite understand that decision.

The Black Star squad for the two matches is as follows;

Goalkeepers: Richard Kingson (Unattached), Adam Larsen Kwarasey (Stromgodest), Ernest Sowah (Berekum Chelsea)
Defenders:
Samuel Inkoom (FC Dnipro), John Paintsil (Leicester City), Isaac Vorsah (TSG Hoffenheim), Jonathan Mensah (Evian Thonon-Gaillard), Lee Addy (Red Star Belgrade), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege), John Mensah (Olympique Lyon)
Midfielders: Andre Ayew (Olympique Marseille), Kwadwo Asamoah, Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu (Udinese), Sulley Muntari (Inter Milan) Anthony Annan (Vitesse Arnhem), Albert Adomah (Bristol City), Rabiu Mohammed (Evian Thonon-Gaillard), Derek Boateng (FC Dnipro)
Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Sunderland), Prince Tagoe (TSG Hoffenheim) Dominic Adiyiah (Karsiyaka), Jordan Ayew (Olympique Marseille) Nathaniel Asamoah (Asante Kotoko)

What do you think of the two matches?
Would you take a win over Swaziland as opposed to a win over Brazil?
And what do you think of KVP’s omission from the squad, should he have been included?

Get in touch via @ www.mefirighana.com , Facebook or Twitter and have your say.

Now at that’s left to do is wish the Black stars the best of luck in both games. Let’s hope by the end of Monday we are celebrating two victories !

Ben JK Anim-Antwi

Me FiRi GHANA Meets Richard Branson – Part 1

“Screw it Lets Do It”: You never know what could happen unless you try…

So a few weeks back I was 1 of 5 young people selected in the UK to meet none other than Sir Richard Branson as part of MTV Base (Africa) Meets TV Show, in conjunction with MTN.

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So let’s go back to the beginning, how did the Co-Founder of Me FiRi GHANA get to meet one of the most celebrated Entrepreneurs ever… Well, an email was circulated about an opportunity to meet a successful entrepreneur as part of the MTV Base (Africa) Meets TV Show. At this point no one told us who it would be, it was just an opportunity!

So I sent an email with some details they requested and before I know it I get an email and phone call from a number with +241 (or something like that) calling me. It was one of the producers from South Africa saying that I had been shortlisted for an interview in two day’s time!

How random is that. I have always wanted to be that person who won those tickets on radio or who got selected to win a trip to America I mean Ghana 😀 but was never proactive enough to cease the opportunity and enter. This one time I do and I get short listed. C-R-A-Z-Y, well, I guess what I’m trying to say is you never know what could happen unless you try…

To cut a long story short, I get interviewed by the amazing Producer (not sure if I’m allowed to mention your name :D) for like 4 minutes and on my way to Church the next day I receive a text at 10:47 saying I’ve been selected and will need to go that same afternoon to a hotel for a de brief to then meet and interview Sir Richard Branson the day after that; the way I could have crashed my car LOLOL.

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Picture Taken by Ernest Simons

Photography Picture taken by West Coast Photography

Never would I have imagined that I would meet let alone seek advice from Sir Richard Branson – well actually I kind of did but did not think it will be at this young age! All that we the Me FiRi GHANA Team are doing is living our dream and following our passion, our love for Ghana. Never in a trillion years would we have expected such experiences to come from it. But again, I guess you never know what could happen unless you try…

Ghana vs Nigeria 9th August 2011

Ghana vs Nigeria officially supports Me FiRi GHANA’s WAM Campaign

Where: Watford Football club – Vicarage Road, Watford, Hertfordshire

Date: Tuesday 9th August 2011

Time: KO 7.45pm till 9:45pm

The two West African Giants the Black Stars and the Super Eagles clash again on 9th August 2011

FIFA/UEFA match agent Justin Addo, speaking at a press conference held on the 22nd June 2011 at the Ghana High Commission said:

“There is a huge Nigerian and Ghanaian community in the UK and other parts of Europe who are keen on this game and we will make things easy for them to be able to bring their friends and families to the game. Even though the game will be