Desperation is an understatement to describe the actions of people who would go through dubious means to be famous.
The quest to become popular and famous is turning haywire in our world today. Some people in their desire to become a “celebrity” engage in disgusting and unheard of means to get people to know them. When did being kind, generous and plain loving take a different turn in our society? Nowadays people only show kindness to the poor only when they are assured that the whole world will get to know about their good deed. When will we rise up as a people of good conscience and do our good deeds in private for our Heavenly Father to reward us.
So it didn’t come of as a surprise when I recently changed upon an interview on Okay Fm in which a Ghanaian actress Rosemond Brown disclosed that she paid a blogger with a lot of followers Gh¢300 every month for six months to insult her in her instagram posts for her to gain popularity. She confessed without reproach that the action worked for her though because according to her, soon enough other bloggers started talking about her in their posts and now in Ghana I’m sure most people have heard of Rosemond Brown AKA “Akuapem Poloo” as she is affectionately called.
This is exactly what happens in Ghana for people who want to just become famous without taking the long route to achieving that. Now that Rosemond Brown has come out, Ghanaians are curious as to how many of these “celebrities” took the easiest way to fame and popularity?
Flipping the coin around, this approach worked for her though. And come to think of it, you got to use your creative skills and abilities to achieve what you set your heart on to achieve. At the end of it all, when you land that dream job, get that role in the movie, win that contract, who will care to know how you got there in the first place?
But in the real real end, integrity always pays off.
The mention of a royal wedding sparks of interest in most people. People often wonder what goes into such a union- the glam, the sight, the different fashion display or just simply, the display of wealth.
I changed upon such a union last weekend in Ghana, the heart of Africa. Except in this union, the people involved are not royals; or at least not recognized once. Apparently they are a king and queen to each other. The union was between two executive network marketers of Max international; Bright and Nana Ama Gomez. Here’s a video from the wedding.
The traditional wedding was one of a kind; had all the glimpses of a royal ceremony. But my interest is certainly in the “white wedding” itself. Just before I go to talk of the white wedding, it just occurred to me why my own people can blindly copy the white man and his traditional wedding and incorporate it into our culture. It has become the norm in Ghana for people to get married twice. Uh-huh. Don’t get it twisted. I don’t mean to say married twice as in divorce and remarriage but having for customary wedding in addition to “a white wedding”. In view of this, our own way of marriage is now degraded to being an “engagement “. Funny how mental slavery still has its tentacles all around our thinking? Lol. Funny.
So back to this wedding of the year in Ghana, the bride arrived at the Labadi Beach Hotel in a carriage. Oh yes, you read it right. A beautiful white carriage driven by horses. The bridal gown could sweep the whole of Accra clean. Yeah. It was breathtaking, gorgeous and looked very expensive. Of course you don’t except anything less from one of the top fashion designers of the country – Sima Brew. And oh before I forget, she made the bridesmaids dresses too.
The reception was what blew my mind away. Apparently a song was composed by the groom just for the bride. My comment on the song was “wow, this song is way more entertaining than what some artistes compose in Ghana” The bride changed into a beautiful royal blue dress which was equally gorgeous and really accentuated her slender figure.
The climax of the wedding to me was the display of cash. The bride was showered with US dollars while dancing to the tune of her husband’s song. Dollar bills were just being splashed on her.
My take on it: I think the outward display of wealth at the wedding was to convince people that Max international really pays. Whether that statement is true or not is of no concern to me. I’m just happy that two people get to share their lives together. Or is that not the purpose of marriage? And oh did I forget to mention the gift from the CEO of max international? 😉
Congratulations Brama 🎊
Let me know what you guys think of this wedding. P. S. I love weddings
I call this the comparison trap. Many of us have fallen victim to this social canker. One day we feel fabulous and think, “hey I’m proud of myself ” only to slump back into a chair and throw a pity party after spending minutes on social media viewing others live their lives.
So Yhh, you are already successful just the way you are. The journey is as beautiful as the destination as apparently some of us may not even reach that supposed “destination”. So live in the moment, enjoy the gift of today because you know what?, “that too is success”
Leo explains this even better on his blog. You can read his original post here
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As if being 20 something was not a big deal enough, I didn’t have a blog till I was ermm, 20 something. Lol
Been a frequent visitor of Google Chrome, hardly a day went by without me reading something on the internet, to be precise asking “all-knowing” google for answers to questions ranging from relationships to health to education to travel and a whole heck of stuff 6 billion people in the word ask that “google know all”.
I had previously read series of blogs on weddings and wedding under budget and…. Just plain wedding stuff when it dawned on me that I could as well share my thoughts on some stuff in life.
So I quickly went to my chrome and typed in “how to create a blog for free”. I came across the very first blog and the blogger did a pretty damn good job at explaining everything there is to know about creating a free blog on word press. I’m sorry guys I lost the link to her blog but there are so may blogs and websites out there who do a great job at explaining it.
After setting up everything, I quickly published my first post titled “no kids allowed wedding ceremony – my take”. This was a follow up comment on a blog on brides.com about a wedding where kids weren’t allowed to RSVP.
My first 15 likes got me in a state of frenzy shocked-prised. “Woo-hoo”. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I spent the following day (which happens to be today) checking on my stats every now and then.
Lest I forget, I changed themes over a countless times. The frustration at not fully understanding how to manage my blog was a another thing altogether.
So even though I’ve not yet chalked a 24-hour anniversary of blogging, I laugh at myself now for the experience in writing I will get in the future
P. S: and did I tell you I slept at 2am the fist day I started blogging😁.
I’m looking forward to being more open with my thoughts and letting go of them once in a while
Have any first time blogging stories to share, feel free to share them with me
Yhh. You read it right. No kids at a wedding and by that I mean nobody below the age of 18. I recently read a post on brides.com where a bride shared her story of how she had the wedding of her dreams with 0(zero) kids present. Yhh. By now I know you are asking yourself, “how was she able to do that”.
Coming from a Ghanaian home, I wonder how I may be able to pull of such a stunt on my own wedding seeing the benefits of cutting down the wedding budget by almost 50%.
But truth is, I can only wish for that. Yhh, apparently in my dreams. Reasons are listed below
I’ve got super cute and young siblings.
My three younger siblings are 13, 10 and 8 years respectively. That leaves them in the under 18 section in case I decide to imitate this bride.
I’ve got super cute and adorable cousins
Right now I know some of you may be going like, wait, what, cousins who are kids at a wedding?
But that’s just me. I’m super close to my cousins especially Emma and Baby and I can’t imagine my wedding without these two adorable sweeties.
I’m a school teacher.
And by this I mean I teach kids who are 15 years and below. I love these kids so much and would hurt to break their tiny little hearts by not inviting them to their “Miss Ellen’s wedding.
Babysitting agencies are not common in Ghana, especially in my city, Kumasi.
Where do I except all the parents who grace my wedding with their presence to keep their kids?
So even though I love her idea of “a no kid allowed wedding”, I can’t go by it. I’ve got to search for new ways of cutting down cost and keeping it low-key when I decide to marry in the not-too-distant future.
Let me know your thoughts on this as to whether you can go by a no-kids-allowed wedding