Author: Ama-Bemma

.Concerning the Women (A Look-beyond at Two Music Videos).

Consider this: you’re a company driver. one morning, whilst driving a company vehicle, a call comes through your phone, and you receive it. you’re still on the phone when you sight a ‘fine, fine lady’ (with a rather large derriere.) you follow with your eyes, and before you realize, there the vehicle was: in a gutter. You’re left with a dented vehicle, a burst tire and a brain racking itself for an explanation to give to your boss.

The Social Construction of the Ghanaian Police Officer

Image from: Tilapia / http://3news.com/cartoon-scrubbing-to-restore-public-confidence/ The Social Construction of the Ghanaian Police Officer Growing up, one of the strategies some parents used to “put the fear of God” in us when we went wrong was to threaten a call to the police. “If you don’t finish your food, I will call for the police to…

A nascent Music Industry Promises to Reshape Social Norms in Northern Ghana

Photo of Rock City (Credit: Rock City Empire) A Nascent Music Industry Promises to Reshape Social Norms in Northern Ghana When a Tamale-based artiste won the popular song of the year category at the 2017 Ghana Music Awards, many Ghanaians were surprised. Their astonishment follows the fact that for the better part of two decades,…

Public Debates in Ghana and the “It-Does-Not-Put-Food-on-the-Table” Narrative

Photo credit: Tilapia Public Debates in Ghana and the “It-Does-Not-Put-Food-on-the-Table” Narrative If you are like me with the somewhat high moral pretension that there is a definitely strong linkage between a people’s choice of diction and their perceptions of socio-political life, you’ll probably notice that much of our national discourse on other-than-bread-and-butter issues tend to be…