He says he will wear no “fugu”

He will never drape himself in “Mmarintama”

Neither will he wear “Ahenemma”

He will always look smart in alien shirts and trousers

And his well polished shoes will command the respect of all

He emphatically said these wrappings are fetish

The drapings of his fathers and forefathers


She also concurs, siding with his thoughts.

She says she will never wear “kaba”

She will never wear “slit”

She will never wear any beads

She will look good in pretty dresses,

Jeans and sexy tops

That the “colo” things her mother’s mothers wore is beneath her status


Now is the new dawn

When the eternal stiffness lays his hands on her man

Maame Sexy cries streams of blood

Looking for the ‘colo’ women and fetish men

To bid the high classed mud farewell into the soil

Customs are customs she says now

But banishing those customs from your land of thoughts must have its consequences.

     Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014.

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By amoafowaa

Just a simple Ghanaian trying to find the best in our society. I may be fun, I may be interesting, I may be funny, I may even be foolish or intelligent, but it is all based on the mood in which you find yourself. I believe our minds make us who we are. Know that, pain, no matter its 'unbearability', is transient. Unburden or delight yourself for a while in my writings please. And all corrections, advice and opinions are welcome. Know that you are the king, queen or royal on this blog. :)

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