Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams tells Ghanaian women to stop misbehaving, to be grateful for proposals /marriages...

'Until a man proposes, you’ll rot in your beauty, intelligence' – Duncan-Williams tells women

Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams has said women must see men’s love proposal and decision to marry them as a “privilege” because without that, they will “rot” away with their beauty and intelligence.

The charismatic spiritual icon has therefore admonished women to be grateful to men if they choose to marry them, rather than misbehave.

“It’s a privilege to be married. It’s a privilege in the time we live in when it’s seven [women] to one man”, he told his congregation Sunday in Accra.

“Sister when you get married, be thankful and stop misbehaving because it’s seven to one. It doesn’t matter how pretty and beautiful and intelligent you are; until a man proposes to you, you are going to stay beautiful, pretty, intelligent, nice and whatever, and rotten”.

“That’s what it is, and somebody needs to tell you because there [are] so many women out there misbehaving. You got to be told the truth. And the reason why a lot of marriages are not working is because everybody is afraid to offend women to tell them: ‘Come on girl, you got a good thing going, hold fast onto it, don’t misbehave and don’t lose it’”.

He said unlike men who can marry at virtually any age, women’s biological make up and physiology put them at a disadvantage as they grow older and, therefore, said women must appreciate it when men choose to marry them because the age pendulum tilts against them.

“And somebody says: ‘How about the men?’ They got issues too but you see, the fact of the matter is that a man can be 100 years old and marry again if he ‘moves’. A man can be 100 years and marry if he can ‘drive’. But a woman just can’t get married at a particular age. [It] gets to a place [where] everything begins to melt and you can’t marry just because you want to marry”, the founder of the Christian Action Faith Ministries explained.

“It is what it is, and sometimes we don’t want to hear the truth. We get offended when the truth is said, but I have come to a place [where] I tell people that I have lost my reputation a long time ago, and so it doesn’t really matter whether you like me or you don’t like me, and I don’t preach to impress people anymore. I stopped doing that a long time ago. I deliver what I’m told to deliver, and whether you receive it or not is none of my business; it’s your business”, he said.
Source: Ghana/StarrFMonline.com/103.5FM

Credit: http://starrfmonline.com/1.1879845

Paulina says: My goodness, my goodness what do we have here!!!! We appear to be regressing backwards with our bush mentality, our 'Victorian' cholera, open gutters, failing economy and now------- open attack on single women by folksssss who should know better!!! What next Ghana?  Collecting sika for Ebola ---ohhh sorry, -we are already doing that...dot, dot, dot......


Moved to Share: Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG)'s "Aagbe Wo" Demo: Thursday 6th November 2014

"Aagbe Wo" Demo: Thursday Nov 6th
In the wake of Government's insensitivity towards the plight of Ghanaians, the Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) and the good people of this country will on Thursday the 6th of November 2014, take to the streets to bare our teeth out against the enormous corruption perpetuated and supervised by the NDC government. This well organized, and despicable crime against the good people of this country, has dwindled the economic fortunes of the state and virtually every household in the Ghana.

Corruption has become more of the norm than exception. No week passes without another act of corruption under the NDC regime exposed. AFAG is talking about the high indecision, and lack of principles of transparency and accountability under this John Mahama led NDC government.

This NDC government has left a huge stock of debt without value for money or capital investments. In spite of all that has been said in the past against the NDC on corruption, our "yentie obiaa" president has endorsed another well-organized act of corruption baffling imagination.

While Tetteh Quarshie interchange cost $32M, Sofo line interchange the most intricate in Ghana costing $38M, the N1 highway with six lanes and 2 interchanges spanning from Tetteh-Quarshie to Mallam cost $110M. However, that of Kasoa a much smaller one is to be constructed by a corrupt Brazilian company at $174M. This $174M loan was part of the loans pushed on parliament for approval during their emergency sitting 3 weeks ago. We understand this company is a baby of someone at the highest level of government and is untouchable. So we ask, who is behind this company?

This Brazilian company Queiroz Galvao Construcao is the same company that just constructed the controversial Umbraer jet ($25M turned $88M) hangar at Kotoka International Airport. This same company is constructing the circle interchange at an inflated cost of 78 million euros. Other competitive companies estimated this same project at 46 million euros.

What is more intriguing is the approval of $168M loan 3 weeks ago as extension works on the already inflated circle project. What kind of extension is worth more than the N1 highway from Tetteh-Quarshie to Mallam? This company used as a corruption vehicle has also been awarded with the Tamale airport project. Is the IMF aware of this well organized crime against Ghanaians? Are there no Ghanaian constructing companies? Why are the projects well over inflated? Because of economic mismanagement and greed we have had to run to IMF begging on our knees for funds and promising to adhere to their harsh conditionality.

Fellow countrymen, for those eyeing economic fortunes after 2016(having caused the mess), this suffering is far from over. Our intelligence from Washington around the corridors of the IMF shows that, government has been advised to introduce VAT on petrol and other petroleum products. Economic chaos ahead!!! Mr. President if this is so, AFAG can assure you of the greatest non co-operation of Ghanaians.

Fellow Ghanaians, our lives are in danger by these untruthful economic scavengers. There is merciless hardship visiting every household except for the NDC and their appointees. Worst off is the fear of workers going home as paupers. Pensions are in danger. How on earth can a retiree be on GHS 200 a month? Workers life is been toyed with, they cannot locate their deductions. This is painful. Certainly government is not getting it right. It is their money give it back to them Taking them to court without releasing their funds to them is shameful and pathetic.

Fellow Ghanaians, we need to rise up and stand for our right. The economic mess is debilitating. No consistent supply of electricity and water, yet we pay ever increasing tariffs on utilities. World market price of oil is on the decline yet we are paying high prices for petrol and its related products. They say the dollar is falling against the cedi yet import duties are so high that various trading companies are folding up and the price of items soaring. Cost of living is so high. The home we have is now a hell to live in.

Mr. President, Ghanaians are maiming. The economy is "hot and killing (Aagbe Wo)".
In this regard we call on all Ghanaians, young and old, employed and jobless, home and abroad, civil societies alike, public advocates, political parties and trade unions to join AFAG on Thursday the 6th of November, as we demonstrate to show to the world, the level of economic hardship, corruption has plunged Ghanaians into.

This AFAG demo is premised on corruption & economic hardship and title in GA language "Aagbe Wo". Come demonstrate to save Ghana on Thursday 6th of November starting from Obra spot and ending at hearts park.

AFAG Leadership

Paulina says: My fatigue with regards to Ghana's failing economy is real -------------------sooooo real its taken Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG)'s emotive words above to bring me back..... The thing is ........we really need the heavens to start exposing all those using La Ghana government contracts to buy: art, Christian Louboutin shoes, Hublot watches or Hermes bags --now!!! If not, the Ebola money will go the same way!!!   For more info about the above demo or to find out more about Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) --visit their FB fan page via: https://www.facebook.com/AFAGGH 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

A Must Event: International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Africa set for 13th - 15th April 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa..

"ILTM Africa is a specialist invitation-only event, where the very best travel agents and advisors from across the world meet Africa’s most spectacular luxury travel experiences.
Attendees are invited to choose up to 57 one-to-one appointments from a select community of buyers and suppliers. ILTM Africa provides the perfect opportunity to meet up to 57 of the most spectacular luxury experiences from the African continent. Exhibiting at ILTM Africa brings you face-to-face with the very best buyers from across the globe." ILTM Africa

Paulina says: Uber exclusive ILTM Africa 2015 -is set to take place from 13th -15th  April 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.

ILTM Africa is an aspirational hub for leaders of the African luxury travel industry ---and for the international trade [only] buyers to get their portfolios out, build relationships and attract new business.

The thing is......I see events like this --and wonder if there's anyone at GTA ---elegant enough to represent Ghana!! The sad truth ----Ghana's tourist whatever(s) just doesn't get it --and its such a shame. I also get the feeling --if they don't see said events on the likes of Ghana Rising Blog et al,  ---they would never know!!!

For more info about the 'International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Africa 2015' visit: http://www.iltm.com/

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Black History Month: DJ Abrantee to host 'Africa on the Square' in Trafalgar Square, London on Saturday 11th October 2014 -from 12pm-6pm

Paulina says: It appears Black History Month is upon -again -even though for me personally, -its Black History Month -everyday!!!

Anywaysss -our very own DJ Abrantee is hosting, -probably the most important event in the 'Black British' annual diary --the 'Africa on the Square' --taking place in Trafalgar Square, London on Saturday 11th October 2014  -from 12pm-6pm.... It looks like its going to be a whole load of fun -and for we mothers, --child friendly, soooo I'll probably see you there.

For more info visit:

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Luxe Shopping /Lifestyle: West Hills Mall set to open 30th October 2014


"Day 26 has come and gone. Tomorrow is Monday and we continue the countdown to the opening of West Hills Mall on 30 October." West Hills Mall

"Shoes, fashion, family and food. So much on offer at West Hills Mall." West Hills Mall

Paulina says: Be honest............. there were moments when you thought this shopping mall would never happen -come on (laughter)... Thankfully the South African outfit behind this much anticipated venture -mean business!!!

About to become Accra, Ghana's premier shopping hub -West Hills Mall has already captured the imagination of Accra's most fashionable....and we can't wait.

"27,0002 of retail space. A mix of local and international restaurants and a cinema complex complete" ---West Hills Mall is huge with that all soooo important car park --and good roads to and fro!!!

Located on the Winneba Highway -not too far from the centre of town, West Hills Mall promises top brands including MAC (I know, I'm excited too) --fab restaurants and shopping experience like no other...

I've been told that the above photos don't do West Hills Mall justice and its really is fab --so we will all have to check it out on our next visit to Ghana... My goodness Accra is going to be sweet!!!

For more info visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Hills-Mall/HYPERLINK "https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Hills-Mall/415700115181309"415700115181309

Ghana Rising Hearts: Kris Brummell



"Apart from modelling, I have a huge interest in music and I currently talent scout musicians for management companies in my spare time." Kris Brummell [Via Top Black Models]

"I've been modelling for about 9 months. I got street scouted helping a mate out on his shoot, and attend a casting for ASOS and took it from there." Kris Brummell [Via Top Black Models]


Paulina says: What can I say....it appears we have another London based model to get excited about folks!!!!Just stumble upon Kris Brummell's details on Top Black Models' FB fan page -and had to dig deeper...

 Master Brummell who is on the books of AMCK Models ---has worked for mega brands including: Topman, ASOS, New Era and Footlocker and walk in LFW S/S2015...

GR is predicting a very bright future for this handsome young man----
For more info about Kris Brummell visit: https://twitter.com/Krisbrummell
For more info about Top Black Models visit: https://www.facebook.com/TopBlackModels
For more info about AMCK visit:https://www.facebook.com/amckmodels



Beauty: MAC's first stand alone Store launches in Accra, Ghana in 26 days......

Paulina says: I am beyond excited oOooo ....Its official -MAC is coming to Accra, Ghana in 26 days !!!Set for a prime location in the much anticipated West Hills Mall, -due to open on the 30th October 2014....-MAC's foray into the Ghanaian market is long over due -but what fabulous news!!!!

No more shipping or sending money to Aba in London -and waiting months for the latest hot numbers from MAC....can you Adam & Eve it??

In terms of business this is such a fabulous vote of confidence in Ghana ---and its very important that we support this venture --and not save up for that twice yearly annual trip to Dubai before we part with our sika to buy these delectable goods. For more info visit: http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/

For more info about West Hills Mall visit: http://www.yevuclothing.com/lookbook/#/yevu-30-september-2014/


"Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it." -Bill Cosby


“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment.” ~ John O’Donohue


“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” ~ Cynthia Occelli