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DISCOVERY DAY 18: ZOOM

I desire connection… Human connection.

Attempt to confirm this in 2019 and you might not have received an answer. I would have simply laughed or told you that I really needed to finish Money Heist 3 or watch the newest Ellen Pompeo failure. I would rather die than admit that some random guy — extremely undeserving of me — had broken my heart. I would keep quiet and allow you to tease me and tbh, I would smile and laugh with you until I forgot my pain… all on my own.

I am a sanguine.

I can fool for Africa. Trust me, I CAN fool for the world!! I could do this so well that the BBC would write a news article praising me for my many achievements at such a tender age. True, I would have to write that article myself and cry on about 5 people to get them to convince BBC that I was worth interviewing… But I could do it. Especially if I were bored and stuck in the house with nothing exciting to do aside torturing my parents. Aside from challenging every single “Christian act” of theirs. Besides insisting and proving from the scriptures for hours on end, that

#AkuaPokuahWrites is only human.

You cannot expect me to pass my exams and never fail… But still be proud of me when I win an award like “Most likely to start a protest”. Oh they would not necessarily be proud. After all, protest, protest, 3nna 3y33 de3n?? But I would win this award and tell Women Deliver the next moment that I have begun a successful protest in Africa… In my muddy room which houses 7 brothers and 2 pregnant sisters. My dad died of COVID19 and my mom lost her business just two days prior to the planned protest. I could narrate this so convincingly that you would — hands down! — attest to my dramatic nature. It is not deep. It never is. Never was.

I am just an apportunist.

I love to live. Have fun. Enjoy myself. Be what i want. Do what i want. To anyone and everyone. One spoken word artiste I know (whom I will probably minister with on BBC one day – he is that good) and one extremely annoying twat were so irritated that I cried. They are literally the worst. I have forgiven them. But they can metaphorically go to hell and I would be unconcerned. Who cares about friends who only see the worst in you? #AkuaPokuahFeels does not. Unless I need you of course. And need you I will. I have to pass my final MB. After all, my aim is: If in my final MB, I am given a long case which is a urological clinical case, I will be —

Nope. That was never my aim – had never been, might never be. I only had to make this my aim for two entire weeks of my life because one extremely-opinionated self-righteous young man, the LOML actually, forced a group of 12 students to recite this every morning. We hated it of course! Or not. I just disliked the concept. So I decided to rebel. I would intentionally not recite it, then quickly recite it in my head at 11.59.59AM but meekly and truthfully raise my hand as a part of those who recited it “this morning in their rooms before stepping out”. I would raise my hand and feel justified bc I didn’t need early morning recitals to pass. Granted, I have no intention of failing my final exam. Not in the least bit! But any attempt to alert this young man to this personal reality would lead to an extra 2hours of story-telling. Amazing stories mind you… but not too necessary at the time. Not necessary to me because I maybe had to do something for a church that morning which caused me to miss my daily two-year Bible plan reading, or I simply forgot! Need I go on?

I am brutally honest.

Just ask and I will tell you.

But never attempt to lie to me.

Because I will find you, and I. WILL. KILL. YOU!

This piece is dedicated to a man whose forgiveness I need to be able to sleep at night. Help me tell him please!

Special mentions:

  1. Akana the Ubuntu Ambassador. I like him too much.
  2. Zeina the fashionista. She loves her BF.
  3. All my healthy food and mango lovers
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WHERE ARE MY GIRLS??

Incomplete. Vision2020

Dedicated to WGHS Boyfriends and Harry Potter Lovers… (Please find the line meant for you)

For the Millennium Fellowship Application, Class of 2020. #Vision

This Project mattered because the degree of intolerance for divers opinions in the African locality has risen in 2020. A case in point being the LGBTQIA conference that was scheduled to be hosted in Ghana. The local youth and national leaders continually and noisily viewed the development as one that eroded the fabric of the Ghanaian moral society.

This truly might have been the case, but as SDG 17 and the concept of global citizenship goes, this discussion should have been had in an intellectual manner, and the decision by the President of the nation H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo to speak up when tensions arose to emphasize that LGBTQIA+ would NEVER BE LEGALISED in the nation under his watch was too haste a decision. In the spirit of tolerance and SDG4, the discussion should have been a very unemotional, liberal and progressive one. Hence the project, “Where are my GIRLS?” Same applies to the rebuttal and subsequent cancellation of the roll-out of the comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) that happened in 2019.

This kind of unequivocal non-thought out discrimination MUST STOP in Africa. Else even progress for the sake of progress will not occur. How much more meaningful progress that respects human rights?

“Where are my Girls?” Incorporated mattered to the University Korle-Bu Campus because of the increasing number of great talents and minds birthed on that campus; especially in the University of Ghana Medical School.

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Agenda 2030

You have seen #Agenda2030 millions of times.

You have recognized and applauded initiatives aiming to achieve them as “good”.

But are they really good? Are they intrinsically for the betterment of humanity or the conspiracy theorists know something you don’t?