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October, 2011

WTF: A Ghanaian Denied Access To A Restaurant In Ghana As It Is Whites Only Restaurant? ALL GC Readers SHOULD Add A Voice To This!

Posted on 31 Oct 2011 at 7:45am

Discrimination under English law (Section 1 (1) of the Equality Act 2010)  and probably same under Ghana Law is when a person is treated less favourably than another is/would be treated because of a protected characteristics (race, sex, origin, marriage/civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age or disability).  So in simple terms, if any person (A) is treated less favourably than another (B) because of A’s protected characteristic, then that is a STRAIGHT up discrimination…

It is sicken to be discriminated against in a foreign land as a Ghanaian, but it is absolutely disheartening to be treated less favourably in your GODDAM country. This is not the first time I have heard or read about Ghanaians being treated this way in their our country. I do not suggest that, people should be treated more favourable by virtue of the fact that they are in their country, I am only saying, we all expect to be treated good/same with foreigners in our own country.

What happened below is a deep rooted problem in Ghana. I remember when I was in Adisadel College (around 2002), I visited home and was rushing back to Cape Coast (campus). I got to the then STC yard at Circle and when I tried to purchase a ticket, the saleswoman (Ghanaian) told me the bus was  full and as such, I have to wait for the next bus which will take off in about 4 hours time. Behind me in the queue was some white guy and his white girlfriend/wife  (Did I say white? They probably were from Albania or so).  The could barely speak English and managed to ask how much the ticket price for Cape Coast was.

To my surprise, when they decided to make a purchase, the saleswoman was able to magically produce 2 tickets for them. I got upset like HELL since I had no permission to be off campus and I was bent on rushing there quick. I approached her and she said, it was finished but the 2 she just gave out were reserved for emergency. So the colour of your skin is an EMERGENCY in Ghana huh?

That is almost about 10 years ago. I could not bring myself to take what I just read today. 10 years on, this is still being championed in Ghana. Foreigners are operating a restaurant in Ghana and they have the guts to openly discriminate against Ghanaians by saying, only white people are allowed to join their restaurants club membership.  WTF! Who can I punch in Ghana for this?

We need all GC readers to COMMENT this…What do you think? Have you heard or suffered this sort of treatment anywhere? What must be done? Please, help end this in Ghana by commenting!  I need you all to comment…I will not post anything again today until enough of you have commented because this is not RIGHT! We must begin to demand fair and equal treatment.

Even if you have not commented on GC before or do not comment (READ ONLY PERSON),  this is a sensitive issue so please do it for today. After commenting, if you have facebook, like the post and get the message across! If it happened to a Ghanaian like you, it can happen to you too. a family or friend!  Thanks

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Unbelievable right? Well believe, because it exists, and ONLY white people are registered members. This happens because some foreigners who live in Ghana think Ghanaians are inferior to them. The abuse continues, here is a verbatim account of what happened to a Ghanaian lady.

“I wish to bring to light an incident that occurred in a restaurant that I visited recently that has left me dumbfounded and completely infuriated that this could happen in our country..

Atlantic Lobster and Dolphin Ltd is a shop down Papaye road in Osu which deals in seafood. They recently opened an open air restaurant above their shop serving seafood.

They have recently converted the restaurant into a “degustation club” for lovers of seafood. There is a GHc20 registration fee and you are then issue with a membership card.

My 2nd visit there was on the evening of 26th October. I was invited there by a Japanese colleague who is a member of the club and we went with another colleague who is Spanish.After our meal our host (my Japanese colleague) asked for the receipt upon which we were presented with a piece of paper bearing a handwritten amount of GHc180. When he insisted on a proper receipt one of the Italian owners by name AXL told us that this was all they gave as they were a club and not a restaurant. My colleague was told that if he insists on a receipt he would have to come to the shop the following day to be issued with a “receipt” for the purchase of seafood from the shop and not for the food we had consumed.

Nevertheless, as our Spanish colleague wanted to join the club too our host informed the owners and they fetched their membership register for him to join. At that point, I asked if I could also join to which he replied “No, it is for white people only” and then laughed. I was completely taken aback and rendered speechless that this man could have the effrontery to make such a bigoted and racist statement. We left the restaurant shortly thereafter.

It is my sincere hope that this matter will be taken up by your good selves and the public made aware that such an establishment is our midst. We cannot be subjected to open racism in our own country and we need to send a clear message to expatriates living here who mistreat their local staff and look down upon us Ghanaians that we WILL NOT stand for it.

By:  Amma Bonsu


Motivational Message Of The Week: Happiness Lies At Your Feet And Not The Moon…

Posted on 31 Oct 2011 at 4:43am

So many of us are robustly searching and seeking for happiness. Our daily activities, mindsets and probably our future endeavours with always be geared towards the attainment of happiness.

Our ensconced attitude of searching for happiness has not only kept us busy but has also introduced to us to a misconstruction-that happiness lies afar (on the moon) and we have to work hard, forgo a lot of things, beat and cheat others to reach it.

As genuine as the above may seem, it is in fact false. It is this misconception which has led us astray from the very point where happiness resides. How on earth will you find something when you are looking for that particular thing at the wrong place? No matter how much efforts you put into your search, it will still yield nothing. After all, you are searching for the non-existing.

Do not get me wrong. I am not by any stretch saying or suggesting that happiness does not exist. I am establishing that, it does not exist afar or on the moon as we have always thought.

It is our hope to reach the moon where we think happiness lies which has blinded us from appreciating and realizing that, like a flower, happiness dwells at our feet. We are already blessed with all it takes to be happy and that is Life. Yet we have failed to acknowledge this flower of happiness which blossoms right at our feet. (more…)

Readers Mail: Why Is EXOPA-Cocaine Company Still Being Allowed To Operate & Run Ghana Fashion Week?

Posted on 30 Oct 2011 at 9:17pm

Hi Vincent,

As an avid reader of your blog-GhanaCelebrities.Com, I just stumbled on the image (attached) on facebook and I was so disturbed I had to write to you so you can clarify things with me and your readers, Hasn’t Exopa done enough harmful for the people of Ghana to allow him and his company to be running the disgraceful tacky Ghana fashion week.

It is in the interest of most Ghanaians to question GMA association with Exopa events, having been clear to all Ghanaians the current reasons behind the imprisonment of founder of Exopa Sima Ibrahim.

Just in case GMA has failed to notice, there are a lot of Ghanaians who have morals and yearn for our nation to progress, and our children to grow within a nation where corruption, and greed leading to practices of such behaviour will not be tolerated. This must stop!

Unfortunately, we now have a Media company such as GMA rather fuelling these practices by supporting such companies, which have been clearly known to the nation to have been founded on dirty money and mal practices.

In a law abiding country such as Ghana, where GMA operates, we now have to question why GMA, that runs shows such as BeBold and other “respected programs” supposedly to encourage the youth and Ghanaians, and those in the Diaspora to join in the shaping of our nation, finds it necessary to associate with Exopa or any events under the umbrella name of Exopa.

GMA, is now boldly sending the wrong message to the people of Ghana, and most especially to the youth of tomorrow, that, it is absolutely fine to build a company on Drugs, even when you are caught and imprisoned you can have our support and still run your company while in prison.

GMA might as well host a show and make it clear to the people of Ghana, where their best interest lies. As we find your act offensive to all Ghanaians, the morally good Ghanaians, who wants to see our Country and its future generation appreciate the joys of working hard and building a strong future from your hard labor respectfully and confidently. NOT with DRUGS or COCAINE!

We are fed up of all these misleading and misdirection from such Companies and those who supports them!!! It must stop.

We believe that GMA and it’s decision makers have the foresight and wisdom enough to relate to this issue seriously, and do what it is right for the nation and it’s concerned citizens rather than turning a blind eye for the sake of what exactly???  Or perhaps a beginning of another corruption.

Thanks for reading my piece on the situation, hopefully you can add your thoughts and clarify to all your readers cheers, I was getting excited that this company http://ghanafashiondesignweek.com/ is coming from abroad to Ghana to fix the Ghana Fashion week business and then I see this image….

Please Investigate who has the legal trademark and who will be leading Ghana fashion industry to international standards.

A concerned Ghanaian Citizen

Ghanaian with style

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My Comment:

Hello Ghanaian with a style,

To say EXOPA was fully or somehow founded/established on drug money without any evidence will fetch you a defamatory lawsuit. It is however not unreasonable to make this assumption since the founder/Boss of the company was arrested, charged and convicted for peddling drugs.

In Law (from my study of Company Law), companies have their own legal personalities separated from that of their Directors, Founders or Shareholders.

Based on the above, if a Founder of a company gets into a personal trouble, his trouble does not stretch to the legal personality of the company. (more…)

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Photos Of Ama K Abebrese On Diva Show + What Mzbel Rocked For The Red Lipstick Concert…

Posted on 30 Oct 2011 at 3:56pm

Ghanaian Actress Ama Konadu Abebrese was on The Diva Show (TV3) yesterday looking ‘super duper fly’. (Photos below)…

The Red Lipstick concert which was headlined by various Ghanaian female musicians such as Efya, Mzbel, Mimi and others was also held yesterday. And this is what Mzbel rocked for the stage… The Butterfly…Are you feeling it?

Check out the photos below… (more…)

Entries For Ghana Movie Award 2011 To Close Tomorrow-31st October…

Posted on 30 Oct 2011 at 3:35pm

Entries for movies seeking nominations for the 2011 Ghana Movie Awards will be closed tomorrow, 31st October, 2011 (Midnight).

GhanaCelebrities.Com is reliably informed that, hundreds of interesting movies have already been entered. This year’s award will be held on Christmas Day, December 25, 2011 at the Accra International Conference where all nominees and media men will have to stick to a particular dressing a code.

The final nominations of the 2011 Ghana Movie Awards will be unveiled to the press and general public late November at Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.

If you have not entered your movie yet, you got less than 24 hours to do so!

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GC Tidbits From Around The World: Usher Gets Into A Fight + New Music Video By Beyonce + Drake In A Hot Romance With Nicole +Tonto Dike Shows Of New Tattoo, ETC

Posted on 30 Oct 2011 at 3:06pm

Stars Get A Beat Down! Usher In Parking Lot Brawl+Keri Attacked On Stage In Paris!…Read From Here

New Music Video: ‘Party’ By Beyonce Feat J. Cole…Read From Here

Drake and Nicole Scherzinger Together?…Read From Here

Celeb Photos: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Looking Lovely & Super Fab…Read From Here

Madonna’s Brother Is Homeless & Living Under A Bridge?…Read From Here

Photos + Video Of Lil Kim At Club Arena-Queens…Read From Here

Tonto Dike Shows Of New Tattoo & Says It Is ‘Very Expensive’…Really?…Read From Here

D’Banj Buys $200,000 Martin Vantage Car…Read From Here

For More Urban Entertainment News & Celebrity Gossip, Visit  BeyondGossip.Com and NigeriaShowbiz.Com

New Music: ‘Insanity’ By Kwaw Kesse Feat 9ice

Posted on 30 Oct 2011 at 10:55am

Kwaw Kesse seems to be in full force for the quarter of the year. The madman insane wants to claim his fame and jump to the top of Hiplife music in Ghana again.  He is pushing this vision with singles upon singles and lots of collaborations from within Ghana and outside…

I love Kwaw Kesse’s music and the craziness that comes with it. This is another good piece ‘Insanity’ from Kwaw Feat 9ice from Nigeria.

Listen To The Song Below…

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Random Photos From The Ghana Music & Food Festival Feat Lydia Forson And Others…

Posted on 29 Oct 2011 at 10:12pm

 

GhanaCelebrities.Com was at the ongoing Ghana Music & Food Festival in Accra to capture some photos for our readers to get a taste and feel of how things are going down there… We do not have to say much, the photos will talk for themselves!

Check the photos out below…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lydia Forson Caught Drinking ‘Palm Wine’ At The Ghana Music Festival 2011!

Posted on 29 Oct 2011 at 4:47pm

The maiden edition of the Ghana Music & Food Festival is underway at the Trade Fair Centre, La – Accra. This afternoon, GhanaCelebrities.Com camera caught Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson at the event with family drinking Palm Wine after devouring some balls of heavy Ga food, Kenkey. The actress is indeed enjoying herself

The event continues today and ends tomorrow. The tall list of artistes to perform today at the various stages includes; (more…)

Afia Schwarzenegger Hijacks/Fights At Happy FM After Drinking Undisclosed Quantity Of Alcohol + Why ‘Forbes 40 Most Influential Celebrities In Africa’ Did Not Have A Ghanaian In There!

Posted on 29 Oct 2011 at 10:37am

This morning, a GhanaCelebrities.Com fan tweeted me and said I should listen to Happy Fm Entertainment show because something ridiculous was happening…

I tuned in a bit late since I was locked up on writing some other posts. At that time, they were discussing the ‘Forbes 40 Most Influential Celebrities In Africa’ story.

All of a sudden, multiple fuming voices of which the strongest of them was that of Afia Schwarzenegger were heard.

Things got heated up between Afia Schwarzenegger who was drunk and was holding a bottle of Guinness (disclosed by a panel member openly on air) and a certain reporter…

The host of the show was heard on air calling in security to probably come and tow the drunkard Afia Schwarzenegger away.

Gosh, how did this happen? Why was Afia Schwarzenegger drunk on some damn Guinness as early as 10 in the morning?

Why did the management of Happy Fm allow her into the studios while drunk? Some of the comments she made were not radio friendly at all… (more…)

Lydia Forson Talks About Marriage, Independence, Relationship With Shirley Frimpong Manso & Others…

Posted on 29 Oct 2011 at 9:29am

Actress Lydia Forson must be learning quick when it comes to building relationship with fans. She seems to relate very well with her fans and to some extent the media…

We all have our bad days right? I remember some years ago GhanaCelebrities.Com heavily bashed her for a comment she allegedly made about us that we did not find fair.

With all our differences, ups and downs, I find Lydia Forson an ‘open source’. She has a great personality and perfectly understands the importance of having good relationship with others.

Yesterday, the Actress took to twitter in a sort of ‘Question & Answer’ session where she invited questions from her fans. As absurd as some of the questions were, she patiently answered them all….

And guess what? GhanaCelebrities.Com also had some questions for her which she answered. Below are some of the questions and answers! (more…)

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Mzbel Goes SMDH On Red Lipstick Concert After Waiting 10 Hours Just For Rehearsal…

Posted on 29 Oct 2011 at 8:35am

Mzbel real name Nana Ekua must be getting impatience and probably pissed with Hype Records-organizers of the upcoming Red Lipstick Concert after having to wait over 10 hours for just a rehearsal. You see why artistes don’t like to rehearse in Ghana prior to concerts?

Personally, I do not get  some of these Concert organizers in Ghana…They seem to have good concepts but the delivery always get messy.

If the artistes headlining a concert which you have highly publicized have to wait for 10 hours to rehearse, then I wonder how long patrons will have to wait for performance on that day…

Are these artistes going to be paid for their 10 hours wasted by the organizers? After reading this tweet, do you think I will want to come to the show? Good I am not in Ghana now!

Come on Hype Records; be a bit responsible and proactive when you decide to pull together concerts. Gradually, some Ghanaian event organizers are losing their ratings with artistes and Ghanaian Entertainment patrons.

Looking at how they have started, I won’t be shocked if things go Gaga!

Check out her tweets below…

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