Motivational Message Of The Week: The Difference Between A Successful Person & The Others…

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If Success was subjected to the mechanics of Physics, it would have been placed close to gravity or magnetic force. It has a very strong worldwide pull factor. Even though success is said to be relative, it is the ultimate dream of all, despite its relativity.

We all strive to achieve Success in whatever we do. Our daily efforts in live is considerably geared towards achieving success. The prestige attached to Success and the joy it sprinkles over our lives when achieved show how important the concept of Success is to the development of mankind.

I am sure you are aware and might be practicing one of the various tricks, doctrines and tenets supposed to help you fetch success in what you are doing. The dicey nature of success together with the various lousy teachers and materials available on achieving “Success” have impacted greatly on our inability to make a grab on Miss Success.

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Love & Relationship: I Have Met A Girl I Love But Friends Say She Is Cheap & Has Slept With Several Men, Should I Confront Her On This Or …? Advise Me Please!

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I’m only 25 and have been told I’m a ‘bad boy’ by not only my mates but exes too. I was never really in a hurry to settle down and hooking up and meeting girls has never been a joy for me.

I’m not trying to sound arrogant but as I am tall, dark skinned with dimples I am never short of love interests. My only issue now is I met a girl at a friend’s BBQ some weeks back and she has me trippin’ big time.

She is really the first girl I’ve met and has made me want to just stop lookin’ and chasing chicks constantly. I’ve already started calling her my girlfriend and on top of all that she is really beautiful, she’s dark like me and has a great body!

Even though it’s only been a few weeks we really get on and we try and spend as much time as possible with each other as I always want to be with her. When we met at the BBQ I told my friend I wanted to approach her, he laughed and said I wouldn’t stand a chance and I should not even bother as he knows few guys that have slept with her. I thought he was trying to put me off so he could try his luck so of course I ignored his phoney advice.

The only problem is I’m starting to wonder if he really was telling the truth about her past. We went out for drinks with my friends and another one of my pals hinted that I should be careful as he has heard she had been around with guys he knows.

I’m starting to think this can’t be just a rumour or a coincidence. I don’t want to scare her off by asking her questions and don’t want her to think I am the jealous type, as I like her and I am falling for her.

I would be so disappointed if it ends up being true. When we go out men are always trying to chat her up and from what I see she is really dismissive of the attention which makes me think it might all be rumours.

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Update: Fake Ass Karen Igho Calls Confidence A Bytch & Others Fake On BB Amplified, Confi Should Have Slapped The Hell Out Her…

Karen Igho From Nigeria
Karen Igho From Nigeria

The on-going Big Brother Amplified is getting dramatic and more exciting with fake ass chicks like Karen Igho from Nigeria trying to take the piss in the house. That Michael Jackson looking chick has been calling people fake and other names, and guess what. She jumped unto our own Confidence Haugen to call her a Bytch…

As it would be expected, Confi did put her in her place. I love the part Confidence said, ” I was a bigger Bytch than you….but didnt’ go about calling others bytches”.  Even though I love the fact that Confidence placed that silly bytch at her place, I think she should punch her face next time or kick the hell out of her fake personality… Oopps, Did I just write that?

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Motivational Message Of The Week: How To Achieve Excellence In What You Do…

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We all have one way or the other come across people who are achieving or have achieved excellence in what they do. Looking at the perfection others have attained in their respective fields mostly throws the question; how come they are achieving all these excellence and yet we cannot accomplish with joy the single task we have been focused on.

For a considerable number of years, I was a great believer of the famous but deceptive adage “Jack of all trades, a master of none”. But, recently, I have been forced to revisit this belief upon realizing the excellence certain individuals are achieving in all the trades they are engaged in. As a matter of fact, I have witnessed and have had the opportunity to meet several “Jacks of all trades, masters of all”.

How come these people are able to achieve excellence in all their trades and yet, the single one we focus on turns out to always be a disaster?blank

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GC GiveAway: A Total Make-Over By Jessique Boutique…Last Day To Enter The Draw!

Yardley Dress
Yardley Dress

For almost a month now, GC has been running this competition which has received several entries from our readers. I am a last minute man as such, I am using this post to remind the other last minute readers who have not entered the draw yet to do it now….

You have less than 24 hours to enter and win one of the dresses below from Jessique Boutique which will designed to being you a Total Make-Over.

All you have to do is provide a lovely full frame picture of yourself and we shall do the rest. The look of African clothe is taking the fashion industry by storm what better way to exhibit this trend than to showcase the secret others in the west have caught on to, most notably L.A.M.B, Jean Paul Gaultier and Bantu Swimwear.blank

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Photos From The Royal Wedding + What Is Your Take On Prince William’s “No Ring” Policy….

Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton

After months of preparation and media spotlights, the moment we have all be waited for emerged this morning…. Billions of people around the world watched as Prince William and Kate Middleton took their marriage vows this morning.

It  was amazing to watch as a new chapter in the history books was opened. It was a perfect wedding, befitting the hype and the attention it received. However, I am still not feeling the “no ring” policy adopted by Prince William.

While Kate Middleton will be rocking her wedding ring with pride, Prince William for some reasons have said he will not be wearing a ring. What is your take on this…? Would you accept in good faith if your newly married wife or husband decides not to wear a ring?

Check out some of the photos from the wedding below…

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Love & Relationship: I Am Pregnant For My BF After He Made Me Think He Wanted A Baby With Me. He is Now Asking Me To Abort It. I Feel Tricked & Betrayed…

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Dear GC,

I have put myself in a very difficult situation and now I don’t know how to get out of it. I was single for almost two years before I met my man almost three years ago. As like most relationships the first year was really great between us.

He did have some controlling issues like not wanting me to go out or hang out with my friends but I thought he was putting on all those restrictions out of love. Even though we did argue about it I eventually let a lot of my friendships go.

A year into the relationship he asked me to move in with him. I was so happy about this and moved out of the flat I shared with my friend and  into his flat within a week.

After a month I started to regret my decision. He hardly stayed in, we never went out and I became a live in maid.

The only thing he seemed to want was for us to have a baby. He kept saying it would make us a family and marriage would come later. I believed him and because I was desperate to regain his attention I came off my pill two months ago and recently discovered I am pregnant.

I couldn’t wait to tell him but my boyfriend’s response was like a slap on the face. He said we cannot afford a baby as he needs to send money home to his family monthly and says I should abort!

He says we can try again next year when he will have a better job. I thought he was just getting cold feet but he is now also suggesting that I move back to my friend’s house if I don’t want to go for the abortion.

I am so scared and don’t know what to do! I feel tricked and betrayed.  I don’t know where to go or who to talk to.

Gladys

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Dear Gladys,

This is truly a dreadful way for your man to respond to the news of your pregnancy. It is both heartless and selfish. However it is now for you to also put yourself first.

He will not suddenly love you and behave himself if you do this abortion so please do not be hasty in this decision!

I can understand your fear of feeling alone but should you agree to do this, not only may you regret it but there is no guarantee he will still not ask you to move out anyway. 

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Weekly Discussions, Let’s Get Talking: Partners’ Request For Facebook Passwords, Is It Part Of Being Opened Or Is He/She Just Being Possessive?

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You walk out of the door, insert the key in your car and your phone beeps, you have a new message….it reads “love you, miss you already”.

After talking on the phone for 2 hours and two minutes, there is another message,” did I tell you how much I love you?” You were on girl’s night out on Friday and husband keeps suffocating you with incessant phone calls and messages.

Is it a way of demonstrating strong love or smothering? Many times we always confuse love with smothering. Which ever way it goes, most relationship therapies concentrate on partner’s privacy, time and space, but love they say considers and respects what others desire.

If your partner keeps requesting for your password to any of the social networks, especially facebook, what will be your reaction? Is it insecurity on his part or establishing greater trust, openness and concern in the relationship?

Partners spend waking moments with each other. Never give them breathing space, grasp and stalk on them with crazy phone calls and questions. Pestering loved ones to give up seeing friends, just to spend “quality time”.

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Motivational Message Of The Week: Success Lies In Developing The Opportunity At Hand

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opportunity

Success is one great but a lousy concept which mankind pursues day in and day out. Its definition is blob, so as the path to achieving and maintaining it.

Now and again, we wake up with the zeal and energy to pursuit success, aiming to achieve distinctions in our chase and living fulfilling lives.

Our strong desire to achieve the success we yarn for in order to better ourselves or to uplift our social standards leads us to question or neglect the talents and opportunities we have at hand.

It is very common to hear people saying “I wish I get that opportunity or when I get the opportunity, I will…”  More than not, we believe a new opportunity must exist or present it self for one to be successful.

Closely related to the above, we are also in-tune with a very deceiving concept of; there must be the existence of a new or extraordinary talent for one to be successful.

We are therefore in a constant search for new opportunities or talents, a search that has wasted and will continue to waste our lives if we do not subject our mindset to an immediate reconsideration.

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Fashion & Lifestyle: Western Celebs Rocking African ‘Ankara’ Prints…Who Rocked The Ankara Fabric Better?

Beyonce Knowles
Beyonce Knowles

African print (Ankara) has taken a huge leap from the streets of West Africa to the hottest red carpets, videos and runways around the world.

Celebs like Beyonce Knowles, Rihanna, Fergie and Kelis have championed the cause for some time now, with Kelis rocking print fashion from African designer…Jewel by Lisa on a number of occasions.

Last year for her Spring/Summer 2011 collection singer turned designer Gwen Stefani presented a collection that featured mainly Ankara fabric…She wasn’t the only one however, last year African print was the theme on most of the runways…they called it tribal print. I call it Ankara because that’s what my momma, my grandmother and every other West African woman who use the fabric call it.

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Love & Relationship: My Man Who Has Loves & Helps Me A Lot Wants A Threesome For His Birthday, I Am Extremely Confused… Please Advise Me!

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I’ve been with my boyfriend for five years now and we’re very much in love. I really can’t complain about much because he really does make me feel so happy and loved.

Since I’ve been with him he does everything a good man should do and more. He really is my rock and has supported me through so much. He even helped my pops out of a huge financial bind two years ago and my family and friends adore him.

My only issue is he has recently asked me for something that I really am not sure I can give him. Next week is his birthday and we’ll be celebrating his 30th and he asked me if we could do a threesome.

I really thought it was a joke but he says it would make his birthday perfect and right now I’m confused. 

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Weekly Discussions, Let’s Get Talking: Bang Before Marriage, A Moral Concept or Just A Matter Of Individual Choice…

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This morning, I was in the midst of 3 guys and after lengthy discussions on the state of affairs in Libya, we proceeded to look at the riots in Nigeria and then who might win Ghana’s next elections.

Before I know, these guys were talking about “Bang Before Marriage”. The very fact that I was the only female in the midst of 3 guys coupled with how uncomfortable I was with this topic being discussed loudly early hours of the morning made me go silent.

How long can a sister be mute for as these guys poured down their diabolical views in relation to women who go by the “doctrine” of until we are married, you aint getting me in your bed. I jumped in and these guys would not agree with me on any of the points I made in favour of waiting till the day of marriage.

What I gathered from this morning’s conversation to a larger extent indicates that majority of guys would opt for a “bang before marriage” while most women if they can get it their way would go for abstinence until marriage. I wonder why this trend though!

The above prompted my mind as the position of this doctrine of “No bang before marriage”, Is it a moral concept which if adhered to indicates some sort of good upbringing and adherence to morals or is it another field of individuals choice on what to do with their lives?

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GC Life 101: The Curious Life of Sima, The Innocent Years – Part 1

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Fishermen

Whoever said vanity is the killer of men surely grew up in nation in where the last time they experienced poverty was before the Industrial Revolution. I have been fortunate to live a life only few in our homeland Ghana, can ever imagine.

Because of my body, I have been able to provide employment for a thousand youth in Ghana, Germany, Venezuela and the UK combined. The name Sima Ibrahim contours up imaginations of the fashion world, the lay person and finally a whole continent.

Name the profession; I have done it, sadly though my cunning ways have come at an impasse. I am accused, guilty before proven innocent. It is as though as one snap of a finger, all the good I have done means nothing. The mouths I have fed, the inspirations I provided, and all mean nothing.

“Furer Ibrahim, sir, do you understand sir, we are doing everything we can to have you extradited back to Germany,” says the German diplomat #2. In my mind this is a lost cause, I’d rather they focus their energies on the paedophile Whiteman that has been put in cells next to me.

Why can’t they understand, regardless of my German citizenship, I am of this land and though I appreciate what my German citizenship has done and is doing for me, this battle is neither here nor there. “Please sirs, you are wasting your time, this is Africa. I have accepted my fate, let me be, please,

” I say to them, silence holds the air as I clock their dejected faces. Diplomat #1 snapped out of his reverie by saying, “very well then, it appears your health is affecting your mental capacity to accept these terms, so we shall return tomorrow, thank you for your time.”

As they turn to leave, I can’t help but put my mentoring hat back on. Both men arrived in posh suits, by the look of the cut; it is a Tom Ford gray flannel suit with leather shoes probably from Woolworths. Diplomat # 1 ought to have tied his long locks in a ponytail in order to keep up with the formal ensemble.

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Tish’s Corner: Ghanaian Celebrities Who Do Not Age And Those Who Do Not Look Their Age…

 

Akorfa Asiedu
Akorfa Asiedu

In this time of advanced technology, medical transformation and innovations, it is still really challenging or hard to remain young, ballin’ and sophisticated forever…

However, western celebrities have pushed it forward where some  have to surgery and all sorts of enhancements to have the artificial series of body change and live wrinkle-free.But when it comes to celebrities in Ghana, plastic surgeries, aging creams and cosmetics are uncommon, yet most of them seem to barely age!

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Random Ridiculousness: The Oops From Ghana Music Awards 2011…

 

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Random Ridiculousness

To be frank, this year’s Ghana Music Awards saw a clamp down on “weird appearances”. I guess people are beginning to pay more attention to their public appearances and that is quite a positive thing. After all, no one wants to be put on blast on GhanaCelebrities.Com under “Random Ridiculousness”…

After going through several photos in search for those who might have forgotten we do exist and may have stepped out without due care, the below photos caught my attention.

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FashionMist: African Fashion Coming Out Of The Mist + Photos From The Event…

After several months of preparation and a few moments of panic, FashionMist 2011 finally came to light and out of the mist. Following closely after Ghanaian Independence and under the shadow of a successful ARISE Fashion Week in Lagos; FashionMist had set itself a high standard to meet, particularly for a first-time event. Those with grand expectations were … Read more

Love & Relationship: I Think My Man Is Cheating But He Still Buys Me Gifts & Pays For My Education…Should I Leave Him? I Am Worried!

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Dear GC,

My fiancé is a caring man. He gives me all I want including time but I know he sneaks out to cheat on me. I don’t know what to do.

We started of as friends when we met at a restaurant. We were friends for about a year before we started going out.

He’s been married twice and has two children, one from each marriage. I love him.  We’ve been together for 5yrs now, he was recently out of the country which he invited me over to visit him. I am going to further my education which he will be sponsoring as he always does.

Though I believe he deletes evidence of whatever he does in town he sometimes forgets and I get to know that he’s seeing other women. I know men quite promiscuous by nature but I’m still very worried.

Recently it really feels like his feelings towards me have changed and he seems distant.  He still takes care of me. He doesn’t normally stay out for long but it’s obvious that he’s cheating. I’ve seen condoms in his wallet and car. 

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Love & Relationship: Things Not To Tell Your Partner If You Want Your Relationship To Last

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Ooopps! I have always thought when you are in a relationship, you are some way fixed together with your partner and as such, he/she must know all  that you know. I am not the kind of person who likes to hide things from the partner, not because I am a talkative or cannot keep a secret. This is solely because no matter how clean or non-malicious something is, if you do not tell your partner and it pops up later somewhere, he/she begins to look beyond the ordinary…

Anyway, I just stumbled upon the below article on Yahoo which seems to suggest that I am wrong with my approach to telling my partner everything. Maybe, this is why today, I am still looking for that partner who will stay forever. Do not fall into my pit, read below for what may help your relationship…

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Motivational Message Of The Week: Being What You Might Have Been…

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I have come across several people who have said to me “I might have been a doctor, a nurse, a lawyer or a successful person”. The assertions of such individuals stipulate that, they think the chance of being what they might have been in life is lost.

It is common among us all to think along the above lines when we reflect on certain aspects of our lives. One crucial thing we do not recognize and even if we do, we do not give enough weight is the fact that “it is never too late to be what you might have been”.

Putting in the strength, dedication, focus and subjecting your desire to consistent push is what you need to become what you have always wanted to be and might have been.

Time has little or no effect on us “being what we might have been”, yet we have been deceived to accept that, we cannot be what we might have been today.

“Might have been” suggests omission; that individual has failed to act and as a result does not even know what the outcome would have been if he/she had embarked on a particular journey.

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