The use of marijuana has become a growing issue in the Ghanaian community with a lot of prominent people calling for legalization. Notably among them are the late UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Ghanaian Actor John Dumelo. It is however unclear whether they are championing the medicinal use of marijuana or supporting it for mere smoking purposes.
John Asogonnde otherwise known as John Hermit is a former record label executive who is currently aspiring to become one of Ghana’s youngest lawmakers in the 2020 general elections. He recently made a shocking revelation about his addiction to marijuana on his social media platforms stating that he was addicted to the drug for several years but has finally realized the terrible effects of smoking the herb leading to his decision to quit once and for all. He culled his experience together into a book titled “Breaking Up With Mary Jane” which he hopes will be able to inspire other smokers to quit as well.
Read the post below.
” I’ve been a chronic smoker for about six (6) years. I finally took a bold step to let go of Marijuana which in this book has been referred to as a lady named Mary Jane. I was obsessed with her, I loved her and thought she brought me so much joy and happiness. I remember swearing I was going to smoke for the rest of my life. Gratefully, it’s a different story now. Marijuana isn’t really good for our wellbeing. I hope this book is able to inspire someone and help them abandon our favorite friend and lover Mary Jane. Although quitting marijuana use may seem impossible, I wish to help people understand they can do it without necessarily compromising their contemporary litestyle.
Launching “Breaking Up With Mary Jane” on my birthday – Friday 26th April “You can follow him via his social media platforms @iamjohnhermit on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more updates on this great book.
Elizabeth Ofosu Agyare Denies Claims By Mark Okraku Mantey Against NDC
Former Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Elizabeth Ofosu Agyare has stated that, contrary to claims by President of the Creative Arts Council, Mark Okraku Mantey, the erstwhile John Mahama administration left notes on the sector during the 2017 transition.
Mr Okraku-Mantey, who was speaking during an event at the Accra Tourist Information Centre, had stated that workers of the Ministry had informed him that, zero investment had been made since the Creative Arts was added to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
But speaking on Hitz News @ 1 on Thursday, Elizabeth Ofosu Agyare urged Mr. Okraku-Mantey to stop the blame game and get serious. This according to her is because there is a lot of work to be done.
“He should stop the blame game and work. Ghana needs money, the Creative Arts industry needs money so if you just sit there and say they didn’t leave any money for us, there is no money in our coffers, what is that?
“He should get serious please, and please let Okraku-Mantey know there is a lot of work to be done which he hasn’t done.
“For him to say he is President of the Creative Arts, he should make sure that the law is passed otherwise he is president over nothing,” she said.
While listing some achievements by her office, the former Minister said they drafted the Creative Arts Bill which was ready for cabinet but lost power in 2016.
She added that they also ensured the passage of the Film Law which would include a fund.
Madam Agyare revealed that the Creative Arts industry was given GH¢1 million to work with, making allegations that investment was not made in the sector false.
“The Creative Arts industry was given GH¢1 million and Okraku Mantey can speak to that as well, and so if you say we did not make any investment in the Creative Arts industry what does he mean?
“Every year we took money from the Tourism Development Fund, so we could have given them another GH¢1 million if we hadn’t lost power in 2016,” she said.
Rating the works of the NPP, she stated that the government has not paid attention to the Creative Arts and did not continue from where they left off.
She advised Ghanaians especially the Creative Arts stakeholders to re-elect former President John Dramani Mahama to continue his good works.
“Mahama Made No Investments In Creative Arts Sector” – Mark Okraku Mantey
The President of the Creative Arts Council has stated that the erstwhile John Mahama administration left no notes on policies initiated for the Creative Arts industry during the 2017 transition. According to him, workers of the Ministry also alleged that zero investment was done since the Creative Arts was added to the Tourism Ministry.
“In 2017 we met the Tourism Minister, Elizabeth Ofosu Adjare to find out what they left behind in terms of monies, investments and after an hour of talks, nothing was mentioned about the Creative Arts.
“So I took time to find out why and her team told us that since the addition of creative arts to the Ministry, they have not made any investment,” he said
Speaking at the CreativeArts4More campaign at the Accra Tourism Information Center on Wednesday, Mark Okraku Mantey disclosed that his team had to start from scratch.
“Indirectly, this government inherited zero note for the creative arts so we are starting afresh,” he said.
Bisa Kdei Serves Us With New Single ‘Sika’, Features Gyakie
From his 4th album, ace Highlife act, Bisa Kdei brings to the music world ‘Sika’ which features the peculiar female vocalist, Gyakie. The beautiful highlife song talks about how economic hardships could disturb a healthy romantic relationship.
The song ‘Sika’, which means ‘Money’ is a love themed track that reminds us that, love is what keeps us grounded even though life may be easy with money at hand.
Bisa Kdei showed the master he is in making music in this genre as Gyakie adds a sultry depth, making Sika a beautiful and authentic duet. This alone makes music lovers believe that the Ghanaian music can not be sided and that its original sound is timeless.
Enjoy the official audio for Sika.
Kenyan Parliament Joins In On #JerusalemaChallenge [Watch Here]
The Jerusalema Challenge began when an Angolan dance troupe recorded themselves dancing to hit South African house track by DJ Master KG and vocalist Nomcebo in February. Little did we know that it was going to spark a viral phenomenon in the world.
It has become so large a challenge that the Kenyan Parliament partook in it. In the video, one can see a parliamentarian requesting that the Kenyan Parliament becomes the first parliament in the whole world to take on the Jerusalema Challenge. the rest after that request was history.
“Jerusalema” is currently the most streamed song on Shazam and has been streamed more than 96 million times on Spotify. The hit song has also topped five charts in Belgium, France, Hungary, and Switzerland. It was also Number 1 on Billboard’s world digital song sales chart in mid- September.
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