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PRESIDENT (Corona Series, Episode 20)

How does he sleep? Is he like a servant God or in plain terms, like a worshipped and a curse? Why must he satisfy the needs of the rich, the poor, the sick, all faiths, and even animals? How can one find a central point of satisfaction for all these people with multiple identities? Bediatuo […]

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ANIMALS (Corona Series, Episode 19)

The convention of all animals in the biggest jungle of the world is taking place now. Before then, there was a ban on animal to animal hunting. All animals, including carnivores, were instructed to feed on grass. Except carcasses, which must be proven with hard evidence. So freedom has been the order of each day. […]

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VILLAGE FOLKS (Corona Series, Episode 18)

Aunt Araba throws the bundle of firewood from her head on the floor while her husband, Mr. Amofa takes his sack and cutlass to the small room, a place where they keep their farm implements. Their four daughters get to work without sitting down. One starts arranging the firewood to light, one starts peeling the […]

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RICH PEOPLE (Corona Series, Episode 17)

I clean around the hall of Mr. Patrick Menka, a third generation business tycoon, as he pours out his anger through a telephone conversation. He is in the upper class and frustrated and the non-judgmental me only worked with my senses. My ears sucking in the frustration from a world of riches unknown to mine. […]

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DEVIANCY (Corona Series, Episode 16)

This ghetto bar is where I live, where I get the means to take care of my eight children and two wives and where my hope lies. Hey, don’t judge me, my wives love themselves and support each other. I know the many people who curse me, but I also know I employ fifty two […]

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THE GREEDY MARKET WOMEN (Corona Series, Episode 15)

You always see some in high heels, walking like peacocks on cloud nine, even ten if there is such. Their nails, multi coloured painted like disco light on fake eagle talons, their deep lipsticks and fake long hair going a long way to cat call in addition to their seductive dresses, branding us dirty village […]

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THE MEDIA (Corona Series, Episode 14)

Yes, we are stars when we feature on the best and popular networks in the country or when we get lucky to have a huge following on the internet, but in reality, we are certified or recognized gossips, nation protectors, corruption whips, among others. We do have our flaws but some of us try. Our […]

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SECURITY WHIRLWIND (Corona Series, Episode 13)

We’ve been taught, we’ve been taught restraint and patience but we were also taught self care preceded them all. We’ve been taught, we’ve been taught to be smart, but the need for safety was taught before that lesson too. Everybody living through life knows how difficult it is to identify that thin line between restraint […]

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HUNGER AND NEEDS (Corona Series, Episode 12)

I’ve always earned my money transporting people and their things from Togo into Ghana. Paying duty is expensive, so wise traders sought our services to help them transport their goods into Ghana and vice versa. We knew routes to take them and got paid fairly for our services. It is thanks to those services we […]

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CONSPIRACY THEORIES (Corona Series, Episode 11)

Yie! Obo funu ɛnkɔ kwa! My aunt’s favourite Akan idiom! Her explanation: There’s no corpse in Obo whose death is justified Tawiah. If it is not a curse that killed it, then it is witchcraft, if it is not its bad deeds that killed it, then it is its disrespect, if it is not the […]

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NEWS, NEWS AND NEWS! (Corona Series, Episode 10)

Nothing hurts like clashing news but it seems that is what my continent is characterized by. I came from Toronto on 18th of March, 2020. I came through Montreal and Brussels through to Ghana. There were no proper measures in all these places to check the virus except the latter. But the outbreak of the […]

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THERE IS PRESSURE EVERYWHERE (Corona Series, Episode 9)

I know I’m an aspiring politician, but sometimes I need some consideration. I feel people in my constituency are selfish, unfeeling and inconsiderate. This is because they are using the fact that I want to be their Member of Parliament to demand things they need with their hard work and sweat. Do I blame them? […]

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IT IS SCARY (Corona Series, Episode 8)

I decided to become a nurse after I lost my grandmother many years back. I was at home with her when she suddenly held her chest, told me she could not breathe, fell, shook for a while and became still, her eyes wide open. I was a sophomore in senior high school and naive, so […]

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THE SKY IS DARK (Corona Series, Episode 7)

My father started coughing on Sunday. He was an asthmatic patient. Having returned from Belgium three days prior, we rushed him to the nearest hospital, a private hospital. They tried their best but asked us to send him to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital as his situation was critical. I had heard about the Corona […]

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WOE IS ME (Corona Series, Episode 6)

My mother keeps telling me to drink water. My father keeps telling me to sleep, my elder sister shouts on me to go watch television and leave her alone but there is thunder in my stomach. Why are they pretending not hearing? I drank more-koko three days ago, more-Koko without sugar. Father kept saying I […]

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IT IS Well? (Corona Series, Episode 5)

Pastor Manu sits like a zombie, calculating his debts. It’s been three weeks since the lock down and he wonders how he is going to feed his family for the next month. He had used all the collection to buy blocks and cement to rush the church building before the government called for a lockdown. […]