Saturday, November 3, 2012

Is Born Starz on Viasat 1 Offering Humiliation & Disrespect as Entertainment?

In recent years a lot of reality shows have hit the TV screens in our homes. We have all watched episodes of Mentor, Stars of the Future, Next Movie Star, Talented Kids and all the beauty pageants that have been aired on various channels. Some of these television shows unearthed the talents of many of our stars such as Irene Logan, Efya, Lydia Forson, Martha Ankomah, Yvonne Nelson among several others. It is for this reason that I personally applaud those that help the youth to reach their full potential.

I have been a giant, devout, shameless fan of every singing competition. It’s refreshing to hear Ghanaians who can sing any song effortlessly. I also love watching the auditions because I get to laugh at those who want to at least get their 15-30 seconds of fame even when it is very obvious that they won’t go beyond their first audition. Yes, I do believe that’s an extension of Schadenfreude, a German word used to describe people's delight and entertainment at the failings and problems of others. However, what I can’t accept is when the people who are acting as judges humiliate these contestants so badly that even viewers at home cringe.

Two nights ago I happened to be watching a Born Starz on Viasat 1. This show is supposed to be aimed at unearthing and developing skills and talents from individuals and groups from all walks of life. I also heard that there are no age restrictions and talent barrier, the show gives the public an equal opportunity to exhibit their unique abilities.

So, imagine my shock when after one contestant tried to show his “unique” ability by performing what I’m sure he thought was a good rap, the youngest judge, David Oscar who is the host of "Laugh A Minute"; one of the worst comedy shows I’ve ever come across on that same television station, just looked at the guy and said “Get out!!!”. That wasn’t all; he made rude remarks to a lot of other contestants after that.

I don’t think that these wannabes leave their homes to be insulted and humiliated on national or even cable television. If they are awful, just tell them politely. I think that rejection is enough humiliation but outright disrespect/impoliteness is an absolute NO. For crying out loud, if these contestants were professionals, they wouldn't even come auditioning on the show!

What about you guys? What is your take on this issue? Do you think that the behaviour of some of these judges is justifiable? Do these contestants really deserve disrespect just because they could not make these judges laugh with their jokes or impress with their vocal ability? Share your views....

Monday, October 15, 2012

Knowing When To Say Goodbye

Source: DeviantArt

In the last few months I have come to realize the importance of saying goodbye to certain people in your life, even though your heart may be loaded with love for them. Throughout our span of life we meet people, share common interests, develop relationships, and grow. Sadly, you do not always find yourself growing with a person when you desperately want to. Instead, you realize that you grow more apart with each passing day. For many relationships there comes a point where it becomes better for you and the other persons involved to end the relationship .
For so long I had maintained relationships that simply did not feel good in my heart, soul and mind. Some of these relationships involved a combined mixture of conflict and discontent. Others were filled with pure discomfort, selfishness and inconsideration.  As I insisted on maintaining these relationships I noticed that I was no longer growing. These people were not adding to my life and were actually using up all my energy. Times I should have spent having a good time were dedicated to me moping in my room and feeling sorry for myself.  I stuck with a lot of relationships because my heart was still flooding with great love for the persons of interest. Just the thought of saying goodbye frightened me to the core of my very being. This fear of letting go, being alone and, living with constant pain left me in negative relationships.
However, there comes a time where one has to accept the painful truth and move on. I find that giving my heart to the Lord has made things much easier for me. I realize now that getting rid of all unhealthy relationships will create more space in my life to create new and positive relationships. 
I thank the Lord for giving me the strength to do that which I should have done a long long time ago.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Anas Does It Again. The Abortion Doctor Rape Saga!

You  must admire Anas Aremeyaw Anas for the patience and hard work he puts into bringing the indecent acts of devious minded people into the public domain. This time, we find out about one medical student who decided to meet his lustful desires with desperate girls and women seeking to rid themselves of unwanted pregnancies.

Below are excerpts of the story from

"News One’ has watched a secretly recorded video that captures a Ghanaian Medical Student forcing his female patients to have unprotected sex with him right in his theatre.The women, some of whom are known faces in society had gone to the clinic for surgical abortion at various times and the doctor, after making them strip naked for the operation, forced them to have sex with him with an excuse that without the sex, the abortion would not be successful."

The doctor is currently in police grips being prepared for court as investigations continue into the case. The must-watch video was secretly recorded by mysterious investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, at a private clinic located at Madina, a suburb of Accra. The scenes are mind-boggling and the acts brutal. The name of the clinic starts with the letter ’U’ but the full name would be withheld for now because the illegal acts of the doctor seem to have been secretly done on the blind side of the clinic’s management.

For the three month period that Anas and his team placed the secret cameras in the theater, the doctor was captured having a sex with over 52 different ladies who had gone to him for abortion. The women were aged between 20 and 40 years and were charged various amounts from GH150 to GH400, depending on the age of the pregnancy. He told the unsuspecting women, midway into the abortion, that unless an erected penis entered them, the exercise would be unsuccessful so they had no choice but to let him enter."

Hmmm.... On a more serious note, why would anyone believe such a cock and bull story? Could it be that most of his patients were illiterates? Also, did I read medical student? Are they allowed to operate before graduating from medical school. I thought that was only after they became medical residents. Eye asem ooo...

What do you think about this story? How do we deal with such a sick person? The floor is open for comments.

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Foreign Content on Television is Outrageous!

What is going on? If it isn't America's Got Talent, it's Real Housewives of New Jersey. Aba! It's getting ridiculous. First it was the telenovelas but, even that got old after a while. Don't get me wrong, I love watching some of these shows. It does, however, get scary when you look at a television station's programme schedule and realize that out of 19hrs of programming, only two hours worth of content is local. (sighing) I ask again, "What is going on?"
Seriously, at this rate we will soon be watching only local news as local content. We need more local programmes on our televisions.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Use Of Car Indicators Is A Problem In Ghana.....

How many times have you been driving when, suddenly, the car before you negotiates a turn without signalling or, abruptly turns the indicator on when they are half an inch away from their turning point? Is it that these culprits are thoughtless? Or are just just selfish?

Yesterday I followed a  woman who just stopped in the middle of the road in front of me without warning. Eventually, she turned right into a parking spot in front of a store. No signal used. Then, another taxi driver just stopped for a passenger without warning.

What the hell is wrong with these people?

Friday, May 11, 2012

When Emblems Are Patented In Individuals' Names!

I was in shock when I heard that news item on Joy FM this morning. How is that even possible? Is there such a protocol that I am unaware of? Brothers and sisters... educate my ignorant self please. Sigh.. Only in Ghana.

PS. I know I've been absent for awhile. Forgive me but I was paying more attention to the other blog. I have however, turned a new leaf. :-)

Friday, January 13, 2012

University English?

Yesterday a friend tagged me in one of his photos on facebook and what I saw shocked and saddened me. The first question I asked was "How do you mark a script like this?" The second was, "How did this person get into the University in the first place?"

See for yourselves.........
Kind courtesy of Dennis-Brook on facebook. Thanks.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year! 2012 Resolutions..

Surprisingly, it never gets old. Most of us set resolutions for the year and less than half of these are maintained. lol! So why do we waste time setting these in the first place? Is it because we like to believe that we can attain all these goals?

Anyways, this year I intend to blog more often. I didn't say 'resolve' ooo...

Do you make resolutions? Why or why not? Share your thoughts for success, or if resolutions and goal setting isn't your thing, share your thoughts and reflections for 2012.
Happy New Year to you all. May this year be filled with happiness and prosperity.


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