Like the little girl in a story I’m about to narrate in the next paragraph, many of our doings are ridiculous and laughable when you’re in the peaceful congregation of Ghana.
Notwithstanding the fact that I’m a proud Ghanaian, I will take this platform to embrace you with the ridiculous and laughable acts/things Ghanaians always do or perceive.
1. Voting a political candidate into power because of tribe or religion
Ghana is divided in ten different regions, over 20 different languages, over 20 different ethnic groups and three major religions (Christians, Muslims and Traditionalists). Most people will vote a corrupt candidate because of a 5kg of sultana rice bought for them to enjoy Christmas from their tribe than an honest one from another tribe.
2. Spending over six hours to watch football matches on Saturday
Instead of going to work, Ghanaians will spend most of their times especially around 12.30 pm – 9.00pm watching all the live coverage of Barclays Premier League to Serie A to La Liga. The match between Stoke City and Leicester City at 12.30, Chelsea and West Ham United at 3.00pm, Liverpool and Manchester United at. 5.30 and Barcelona and Celta de Vigo at 7.30pm.
At that time they say to themselves, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” failing to remember that “time is money”.
3. Insults & curse when you shoot our penalty over the bar in World Cup Quarter Finals
After the heartbreaks, struggle, time, hunger and everything given in to watching Ghana in the World Cup and denying us the chance of getting to the semi-finals with the last-minute penalty, abi you already know dada, what go happen to you?
They will have all the time on radio, television sets, social media, individual conversations directing all the traffic of heavy insults and curses to your whole family.
4. Ladies having time for their waist training and makeups more than their husbands and boyfriends
Ladies nowadays have time for their ridiculous makeups and waist training rather than the having attention to their husbands and boyfriends. Instead of having time for their husbands/boyfriends they regret later and have all the time in the world at churches and prayer centers looking for husbands. Don’t forget that common sense is common but not to common people … lol.
Upon all the manicure and pedicure you still can’t tell the difference between that and roasted plantain.
5. People trying to take all the credits for the little they did
When you develop on an idea, philosophy, pattern, creativity, innovation for it to become excellent, people would want to take all the credits for the good job well done. One thing they fail to understand is that, “knowledge is progressive and evolving”.
If you really know what you want to do, do it from the scratch and take all the credits for yourself than taking credits for the awesome works of people.
6. People saying ‘no’ to Social Media during exams time
Most Ghanaians deactivate their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts when exams is approaching as if Facebook is stopping them to become scientists in NASA. Wasting all your time on social medias and failing to learn when you have no exams and wanting to deactivate them when approaching exams is the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen in my life.
7. When they know the side effects of ‘weed’ but still want to try it
Most Ghanaians know the side effects of ‘weed’ but would still want to try it. A friend of mine tried some good ‘weed’ for the first time and when it started working he made one funny comment that still makes me laugh everything it comes in mind:
So I’m gonna go mad?
8. Forming fake accent after a two-week vacation abroad
Ghanaians will spend a short holiday in US/UK and come back with a new accent, eating habit and different way of dressing. It’s gotten so bad that some Ghanaians pick up new accents at the various international airports.
9. Trying to register for every social media and following internet trends with no knowledge about it
Ghanaians will register every social media they hear about (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Telegram etc) when they actually have no knowledge about it. They will go extreme of celebrating everything they see like Halloween, 4th of July etc just because they see it online. We have to put a stop to it without understanding them first.
10. Everybody is migrating to Accra because they think money is there
Every Ghanaian has the intention of migrating to the capital city with the intention that money is easy to come by having no idea how the inhabitants struggle before getting something to eat.