Monday, May 24, 2010
Did Glo honestly expect to just walk into GH unopposed? Telecoms is big business, second only to oil. Did you people honestly assume that coming here to take your competitors' markets would be a walk in the park? Here in Ghana? Where everywhere you go, it's a wonderful world and you can express yourself because it's your time? Kasapa sef vex! Let's not be naive.
You came and promised greener paychecks and because of you many people who should probably have known better, got the courage to give their bosses the middle finger and walk out slamming the door. They had new jobs with Glo! Glo? the company that was rumoured to be so rich, that because they didn't yet have an office in GH, they were flying people in from Nigeria every day at 8am in the morning and taking them back to Lagos at 5:30pm everyday? yes, Glo.
Isn't it the same Glo that came and took over everything? The supporters' club, the premiership league, the CAF awards? Glo that flew in the two lovely Ladies that JAK was concentrating on that memorable night during the CAF awards? Glo that came and took over the streets and sidewalks of Accra, with all sorts of signages and ambient advertising? Glo that brought the green Glo Globes? the same Glo that has gone and allegedly signed all the music artists and film stars we see on the 1001 billboards and banners around Accra? Glo? whose local reps are pulling the fresh green 2009 Toyota Camry's? The same Glo that had the invitation only banquet at the State House just a few weeks ago?
Did you guys honestly think that while you were displaying this pomp and pageantry, your competitors-especially the one with the lousiest network known to modern man- would be sitting down with folded arms? Like i said, Kasapa sef vex. Even with their small market, you guys had taken their primary colour and were threatening to make them even more significant. so how much more the bigger boys? Now after teasing us for nearly 2 years you want to back out? dont be silly. Stop acting like a baby who's being bullied. You guys are Nigerian, you know this game. So dry your tears and play it, dammit! We have waited too long for your bloody network to start operation.
Maybe i should break it down some more. You guys, Glo, are the rich 33 year old man from a small town, who has just come home from abroad after getting a scholarship, going to school there and working small.
Ghana, is the 19 year old teenage girl you impregnated and promised to marry before you went. In other words, "that day when you said we should buy biscuit and come to your room so you could show us something. And we did something and you said we shouldnt tell our parents that we're pregnant but when you come you will marry us, and now you have come you dont want to marry us. eeeiii!! ".
And i am the teenage girl's father saying "bloody fool! You will marry the girl!!"
If you people back out of GH, you would have committed a crime that many men have committed in the past and regretted. It is known as leading on. In most cases the woman who has been led on, finds new creative ways to keep making your life miserable until you start paying her some attention financially or she publicly ruins you. Ask Mr. Anane. Ahem. Dont mess with GH Glo! After years of lousy networks, we aint got nuffn to lose!!
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Today for the first time in ages, i went to auntie Muni's after church for a bit of Waakye with my boys. It's interesting to see how many people flock to the place each Sunday. There were so many people that the food ran out at a point, prompting one guy who was standing behind us in the line to start ranting about how she should "forecast" the Sunday crowd and make enough food. But i digress. After a few more minutes of waiting and my utter disbelief at the fact that Ato Kwamena Dadzie [who showed up there in a Nissan Xterra, ahem] is married to one hell of a sexy woman, we were soon chomping down on some really very good waakye.
I couldn't help wondering why there were so many human beings in this one place? i hear it's the place for local celebrities to hang out. So are people here because the food is good? or they want to feel like they are at the happening spot? or they want to be associated with the celebrity status of the place? makes me wonder.
This trend is so rampant in GH. All you have to do is find a good looking 20 something year old who likes to party and ask them where they party. You can always guarantee you'll hear the same places. Rhapsody's, Aphro, Rockstone's Office... blah blah blah! The result is that these places have no standing room on a good weekend night.
When Rhapsody's showed up, the entire GH party crowd decided they had to be there, so prices went up in a bid to make it exclusive, but still, you cant find standing space on a Friday night. Same thing is happening with Citizen Kofi, Club XL, and now much to my frickn' dismay Belaroma. The first time i went into Belaroma, i was wearing my jeans with signature slippers, and there wasn't a pipsqueak from the bouncers... there weren't even bouncers; just some dude sitting outside trying to look macho. I turned up there a few weeks ago and all of a sudden some huge dude informs me i cant come in with slippers. I was like huh? but considering his size, i decided it was best to comply and not argue. I walk in and you guessed it... there's only standing room! The annoying part is that it is the same bloody people!
All i want is a place i can go and have a good time and not be engulfed by familiar, celebrity wannabe, fashion disasters waiting to happen. I look around Aunty Muni's one last time as we decide to leave this crowd and eat our waakye in the peace and comfort of the Ashesi Campus. Good riddance to you all i murmur in my head. See you at Belaroma... or the mall... or Ridge Church.
Before i drive off, i take one final look at the woman who is supposed to be Ato Kwamena Dadzie's wife? How the hell did he land the woman with the voluptuous chest swaying her bountiful hips? How?