Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Must Watch TV: Venus Vs Mars on Sky Living, every Thursday at 11pm........

Vanessa Vanderpuye as Shakira on Venus Vs Mars

Paulina says: You know when you meet someone and you get good vibes, well I always get good vibes when I meet the ever gorgeous actress and model, Vanessa Vanderpuye!!!

Humble and beautiful inside and out, --I've always had a feeling Vanessa who plays Shakira on Venus Vs Mars was going to make it --in one form or another -and she has -Amen!!

Thus, a very big warm congratulations to this Ghana Rising fave, ---who, alongside the cast of Venus Vs Mars, have arisen from obscurity, mainly --being viewed by loyal fans online to big time stuntin (omgoodness I promised I'd never use that word and I have -mercy) on Sky Living (107) every Thursdays at 11pm (no mean feat for a niche 'black'/urban drama)!!!!
Soooo remember.......don't forget to tune into Sky Living on 107 or Sky Living HD on 230 this Thursday at 11pm to watch our girl Vanessa... Ghana Rising Blog wishes Vanessa Vanderpuye all her hearts desires and more success. We are proud of you. x  
To keep up with Vanessa Vanderpuye, visit her Twitter page via: https://twitter.com/VVBrownskin

For more info about Sky Living's Venus Vs Mars visit: https://twitter.com/followvenus

Monday, 13 April 2015

Ghanaians Making History: Divorce via Facebook

Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku

Title: This Man Received His Divorce Papers via Facebook
Dated: April 7, 2015

It’s easy to miss sometimes because we’re living through it and it’s all we know, but society is undergoing historic changes in an extremely short amount of time because of the advent of the internet. Everything about the internet seems weird and strange, because it’s all so new. But, these barriers need to be broken and new norms created to fit the changed world we live in, one awkward transition at a time.

What I’m saying is, you can now serve divorce papers using Facebook.

That’s the precedent being set in a Manhattan court ruling to help a woman get a divorce from her very hard to find husband. According to a Daily News report, 26-year-old Ellanora Baidoo of Brooklyn has been seeking a divorce from her husband, whom she married in a civil ceremony in 2009. After he reneged on the promise of a follow-up traditional Ghanaian wedding ceremony, the two fell out, and their communications were apparently limited to phone and online interactions. Like, say, Facebook.

That made it tough to serve divorce papers, because you can’t serve someone you can’t find—until now, that is. After her husband left his apartment in 2011, there’s been no official address on record, and Baidoo had no idea where to actually find the guy. But, she did have his Facebook account, and now that’s enough. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper decided that divorce papers can be served using Facebook Messenger, which Baidoo’s lawyer wasted little time in doing.

No word on whether or not Facebook’s “seen by” confirmations will play a role, but you have to figure that’s the next logical step forward. And, it’s just one more reminder that if you’re going to try to go dark, staying on Facebook definitely isn’t going to help you.

Credit: ChipChick - http://www.chipchick.com/2015/04/facebook-divorce.html

Paulina says: Hmmmmmm don't let anyone tell yaaaa that we Ghanaians are not always at the very forefront, at the very cutting edge of news/innovation/ and other errrmm stuff (mercy)!!!

Can you Adam-and-Eve it? I really feel for our sister, nurse Ellanora Baidoo -don't you?

She really tried paaaa ---to get hold of that man, her soon-to-be ex husband Victor Sena BLOOD-Dzraku -didn't she hmmm?

Anyway, I'm guessing this is the future of divorce and everything else, social media (mercy)!!!!

Still........good luck to nurse Ellanora Baidoo, may she get all her hearts desires -and may we all learn from this story ---stay away from Ghanaian men called BLOOD.  To read more about this innovative story visit: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/exclusive-woman-facebook-serve-divorce-papers-article-1.2174577


Saturday, 11 April 2015

Crime & Punishment: Prophet Eric Isaiah Adusah Arrested in Connection with Wife's Death....

The couple are pastors at the Tottenham branch of Global Light Revival Ministries

Title: Charmaine Adusah: Pregnant Brit found dead in bath in Ghana as Christian leader husband 'arrested'

Charmaine and her husband Eric Isaiah Adusah had attended a church programme in the west African nation's city of Koforidua then decided to stay on in the country to enjoy some time together.....

**A pregnant British pastor was found dead in a hotel bathroom in Ghana - and her Christian leader husband has reportedly been arrested for murder.

Charmaine Adusah, 41, and her husband Eric Isaiah Adusah, 28, the head pastor at the Tottenham, north London, branch of Global Light Revival Ministries, had attended a church programme in the west African nation's city of Koforidua.

Adusah stayed at a guest house, while his wife stayed with host pastor, Bishop Yaw Adu. After the religious event, the couple decided to enjoy some time together before returning to the UK.

Daily Guide Ghana reported the couple had a disagreement about how long they should stay in Ghana - Charmaine wanted to spend a month there, while her husband argued that was far too long.
The couple checked into the Royal Mac Dic Hotel on Monday March 16 for five days, according to police.

The next day, Adusah claimed he had other engagements back in the UK and left the hotel at the dawn.

He reportedly told the front desk that his wife, originally from Arbroath in Scotland, did not want to be disturbed and staff should only respond to her if she requested something.

After three days hotel staff became worried and used a spare key to get in the room.

There they found the three months pregnant woman, allegedly in the bathtub, who was described as "lying prostrate with a white towel wrapped around her, almost in a decomposed state," according to the paper.

It was claimed Adusah was arrested on suspicion of murder, but this has yet to be confirmed.

Mrs Adusah, maiden name Spiers, is a former NHS radiography assistant. The pair married last September after a whirlwind romance.

She has an eight-year-old son from a previous relationship in Wales.

He is staying with his father, a British man, reports the Mail on Sunday. Global Light Revival Ministries did not wish to comment.

A statement on their website reads: "Global Light Revival Ministry regret to announce the passing away of our 1st Lady Charmaine Isaiah Adusah.

"The Ministry express our deepest sympathy to our Prophet Eric Isaiah and the Speirs family and stand with them in prayer at this time. Thank you. God Bless."

Global Light Revival Church describes itself on its website as a growing international, multi-cultural church.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in Ghana. Mr Adusah has not requested consular assistance."

Credit: Twitter https://twitter.com/DailyMirror/status/584635223624790017
Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/charmaine-adusah-pregnant-brit-found-5462349

Paulina says: My goodness.. Rest in Perfect Peace Charmaine Adusah!!!!  I think we've all heard something about this tragic story --but I was waiting for more info to come to light before sharing --and it has --and globally (can you imagine--hmmm)!!!

You know.....dot, dot, dot..........it never ceases to amaze me how easy it is for folk to wake-up, jump out of trees and become/call themselves -Prophet or Bishop or whatever ----can you imagine -the devil is a liar!!!

I'm still waiting for the full truth, but in the mean time -----I want to discuss this 28 year age thingy, and that desperate need by some in our community to get-a-stay-in-England-by-any-means- necessary!!!!!

When did it become alright for God fearing people to start changing their age/name/status/sexual orientation et al to get a STAY in Great Britain????

When did it become acceptable for God fearing people to start marrying whomever/whatever to get a STAY in Britain?

Alongside some of our *own* pretending to be single (while living in the same house as their spouse) to gain housing and other benefits in the UK, -folk falsifying their age/name/status/sexual orientation  and marrying under false pretences (especially if the spouse-to-be is genuinely in LOVE) just to gain entry/stay in the UK ---is out and out wrong/sin, and this is something our community should be addressing!!!!

It can never be right to have enough faith to produce ***the fruit of the womb -say, but somehow ---you just can't muster up enough FAITH to trust God enough to give you a STAY in the UK without committing a crime --because that is what it is, it is a crime!!!

**If you gain a STAY in the UK under false pretences --it is a crime and as such, its punishable --if not on planet earth then else where!!!!

Now its not that I'm without compassion ---or because I was blessed(???) enough to be born here in Great Britain (not that being born elsewhere is not also a blessing --you hear) --because I have plenty of compassion.
Only, I respect the country of my birth and truly believe that if its God's will for you to be in England or Wales or wherever --he will make a way, plus I truly believe you must respect the law of every Sovereign country --and "Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's."

Anyway I waffle on hmmm...but I really pray that the truth prevails and that TRUE justice is served ---because as all regular readers of La Ghana Rising Blog will attest, --our sweet homeland Ghana like the rest of Africa --has its very OWN version of the truth... And there are times when MONEY can talk ---and somehow corrupt the REAL truth, thus, affect the outcome!!!

My prayers go out to the family of Charmaine Adusah, God bless you all... May they get the truth and justice -IJN Amen...


Sunday, 22 March 2015

Is Ghana a cemetery....

When Ghanaians loot money they keep it in Switzerland. When sick they go to Germany or India. When investing they go to America. When buying mansions, they visit London. When shopping they go to Dubai. When on Holidays they visit Paris or Bahamas. When educating their children, they select Europe. When praying they go to Saudi Arabia or Jerusalem.

But, when they DIE they all want to be BURIED in GHANA! Please ask them for me, IS GHANA A CEMETERY? (credit: Quophi O Facebook)

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

"The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live only as you can."

Paulina says: Is there something you was building/launching/creating/planning ----then fate/life/disaster stepped in and scattered and derailed it/you....leaving you somewhere you've never been; somewhere you don't recognise -somewhere -somewhere -somewhere far far away from who you thought you was??? If that is you -its time to crea8 again -Amen!!!

Its time to accept what has gone and let it GO, -----be they broken dreams, a broken heart, broken body etc ---but crea8 you must -and NOW!!!

The thing is....there are some trials that one goes through that rocks you soooooo hard, sooo hard to the core, to the bone ---that cuts sooo deep ----that it can only have come/be permitted from above!!!

These trials take you from: happy and selfish, content and buzzing, life-and-soul-of-the-party, sexy & free, sassy and fun, excited about an idea/business/service/things & stuff that feel sooo right, sooo hopeful, sooo fabulous ----------to falling, ------to drowning -----to hurt ----to pain ----to nothingness -----to barrenness ------to shame --------to lost ways, ------to low valleys -------to dry bones ------to ground zero!!!! And they/it can last for yearssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!

.......................Then you start looking around ---and you start noticing things you never noticed before!! You start feeling things you never felt before. You start to appreciate and value people you never valued before.......

You are sooo humbled, sooo broken, sooo come-apart ----that you can no longer fake it ---AND your knees hit the ground like never before ---because for the first time ever in your life, you really realize  --you don't know where you are, don't really know who you are, don't really know where you are going --- even though you once knew --you no longer know -NOW!!! -----AND most importantly........you are tired and you can no longer run from God,----and know that ---apart from HIM you can do nothing!!!!!!

And because you belong to God --his WILL now becomes your will.. And because you no longer see him as a cruel God -you start to trust him more ---and rest in him -more....Selah!!!

 -Then something truly magical happens ---you start getting to know God, to delight in him ----that very same God who has been there forever, gently waiting for you to come to him...... and then you fall in love, fall in healing, and in peace ---Amen!!!

The transformation then startsss.... Painful but real, breaking but a coming together --of extreme deep, layered healing -Amen.. Sooooo you might feel exposed and ashamed --but it produces peaceful sleep (at long last)....... giving you beauty for ashes .....getting rid of fears and wrong thinking Selah!!!!!!

Plus........that silly  need to be SOMETHING, or someone, or whatever ......no longer matters. The desperate need for people to see you a certain way no longer matters -and all of a sudden there is maturity --a level of maturity which makes you feel sooo alive but also ---set apart, soo much closer to God, --allowing you to tap into the higher you ---like you sort of kind get it --allowing you to see the bigger picture!!!

You find that most of what you held true is/was wrong.. That somehow you was mis-educated and your foundation needs to be built again -this time on the rock --our Lord and saviour Christ Jesus -Amen!!!!! 

Sooooo you've been hidden; obscured, segregated /separated  ---and your soooo called friends have all gone!!! And ...it feels like its been forever since you felt like yourself and it tarries.......oh my goodness it tarries but believe God --because things are about to change -Amen!!!

Now you are tired, ......battle-worn, ......a bit tatty, ......a bit shabby, ....a bit or a lot older!! Fatter maybe, less attractive in your own eyes, less youthful --maybe, less confident, less sure............. but your heart has alsooo been stretched, ---and you are now much closer to God than you've ever been -----and there is a new found lightness, a gentler, nicer you, an elegant --less needy you, an all seeing, less judgemental freer ---more loving you -Amen!!!

And even though the devil keeps reminding you about your *old* former life, --that *other* life when you had this and that, -----a lifestyle that afforded you a couple of holidays a year, when you had money and a few designer handbags et al ------BUT now, even though its painful [some times], and you are having to exercise FAITH that moves mountains [mercy]...........you know you would never want to go back... Because its NOW all about a new thing, a new level....and a new thing is a new thing...Selah!!

"Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and
rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:18-19

You've grown tooo much. Suffered tooo much, seen tooo much, hurt tooo much, cried tooo much ---expanded tooo much, stretched to new levelss, a new capacity -----to quit and go back to the old...... Plus you kind of like you more now ---and God and only God can fill you up -Amen, ----and that's finely fine with you! No more fighting God Selah!!!!

Sooo what now my love? Be brave my dear!!! Know that even though the world has stayed the same -you are no longer the you of yesteryear, certainly not the you of three years ago!!!

Be brave -dare to dream again. Dare to believe God --the only constant in your life to come through for you -Amen!!!! Put your best foot forward by FAITH ----and crea8. Crea8. Crea8....Crea8.....

Remember, "The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live only as you can."

Though the devil keeps taunting, keeps telling you its toooo LATE, that its over for you..... Don't worry................ its not OVER. Not over at all my dear, its just beginning oooOOoo!!!

Don't be afraid, the bottom isn't going to fall out -again. The earth isn't going to be pulled from under you -again.... Your feet are firmly planted on the ground -Amen!!!

Plus....... lessons learnt means --you are now operating at a level ---with a truckload of wisdom and LOVE that blows even your own mind -Amen. But the biggest lesson of all, is not that you Love God but that God first loved you -Amen, ---and you now want soooooo much MORE than before!!!

Your new elevated status /largess means you now want to achieve sooo much, to build sooo much more, to crea8 sooo much more and give more (charity) -------and really ---that's what the journey/ the lessons were about odo... Because when you serve a big wonderful mighty gracious loving God, --small dreams/businesses/plans/ventures etc are not enough!!! Our God can and does sooo much more than that -his hands are not short -Amen!!!!!!

Sooo get up. Nobody cares if you're wearing the same clothes you wore three years ago. Nobody cares if you feel tooo old --your life is just beginning -my dear!!! Go forth!!!

Nobody cares if you've just come out of prison and your whole town has changed/moved/grown, and is now full to bursting with new buildings and people you don't recognise -no one cares  --Go forth!!!

I don't care if you no longer have the vast contacts you used to have -most of them have moved on --anyway..Soooo go forth odo!!!!

Nobody cares if you feel socially awkward or shy ---just go out there and believe that the same God who brought/got you through the wilderness is the same God who will carry you the rest of the journey -Amen!!!! So LIVE, have FUN ---and LAUGH AGAIN -and go forth odo and be fierce .......Amen. xx

"For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay." Habakkuk 2:3

Friday, 6 March 2015

Happy 58th Independence Day.......... Ghana

Please watch via: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgPvh1BK678

Paulina says: Happy 58th Independence Day Ghanafuo, my people...... I love you all!!! God richly bless our precious homeland Ghana  -Amen!!!  Enjoy your day and the above classic mix by A.B. Crentsil and the Osookoo Stars.. Do remember as always to watch via Youtube... Thanks odo....... x

Do read the following link.....
http://qz.com/357028/energy-shortages-dim-ghanas-independence-celebrations/ ---Makes for interesting reading....

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Sports: Go Black Stars, Go Ghana!!!!!

Credit: Image comes courtesy of The Black Narrator -https://www.facebook.com/bnarrator

"Ghana last won the AFCON 33 years ago, whilst Côte d'Ivoire won their only title 23 years ago." Jojo Asante

Paulina says: I must apologise for being MIA folksss --sorry!! *As you can imagine, real life has a way of taking over and demanding that we all grow-up (yuck) and take what adults call --responsibility, (can you imagine) example, earn money and pay bills (double yuck) -you know, things of that nature!!

Also, I'm sure that like me, --you too, have had your very own **kpa kpa Kpa** movement to overcome!!! Thus, even here in London --I have had to, 'steal from Paul to pay Peter' and errmmm, "elaborate myself and adjust certain things" and what-have-youss, leaving me very little time to blog; --but I've heard you, read the messages, received the emails -and I'm going to try (a little bit harder -laughter).....

[Paulina the job at hand........concentrate!!!!] Ok so what happened to our people in that game against Equatorial Guinea??? What kind of out-of-control, shameful, disgraceful behaviour were the host nation of Equatorial Guinea serving Ghanaian fans -and is tonight's long-awaited, much anticipated  match between [us] Ghana and Ivory Coast --safe??? Hmmmm!!!!

We know 30 plus Ghanaian supporters were injured --but I was disappointed to not hear from any member of Ghana's present government condemning the horrendous/dangerous behaviour of the Equatorial Guinea fans!!!  I am soooo tired of this present government ---why?

Anyway I want to take this opportunity to thank our boysss -our wonderful national team ---Black Stars.... for reaching the finals (clap for them)..... Ghana Rising blog wishes you God's speed, ------ because after Papa God, you are our [Ghana's] only hope, our ray-of-light, our joy oOoo!!!

Not oil, not gold, not cocoa --or whatever..... but you Black Stars --are all we have left after what feels like years in the wilderness of lost hope. The nation of Ghana [and beyond] is behind you 100%........and is looking forward to a magnificent Win and victory over our fellow Akan brothers over the boarder. Bring the cup home oOOOoo...  xXXxx