Some stories and pictures are ok for online, particularly social media; people could update their statuses with them and they are not big deal but if such stories take national discourse, it is clear indication that the country is not serious.
Truth be told, if Ghanaians in Germany did not tag that winter coat Aseidu Nketia wore, how many of us would even notice it was a female coat? The hypocrisy is too absurd! “No radio station would use this as a discussion for their morning show, ah, you think we are joking in Ghana? This is ok for websites and social media updates but morning show on radio, aaba! U paa!” I told my friend who was eager to wake up the next morning to listen to how it would be discussed on … fm.
To my surprise, my friend sent me a voice note (vn) on Whats App the following day. That was Aseidu Nketia’s coat thoroughly discussed on radio. Oh Ekua Ghana! And the most fascinating of all is the pictures that followed when the picture of the General Secretary of the ruling party surfaced online.
I understand the presence of ‘Photoshop’ has made many people creative but we are being creative for irrelevance. We are too creative for irrelevance which is evident in ‘Tweaa,’ ‘Ama Boahema condensed milk,’ ‘Castro sardine,’ among others.
How can the politicians take us seriously when we are not being serious ourselves?
Author: Nana Kwesi Coomson (www.233times.com)
An Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of www.233times.com. A Senior Journalist with Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. He is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow (YALI) who studied at Clark Atlanta University on the Business and Entrepreneurship track. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morganview all posts by: Nana Kwesi Coomson
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