It is better to play Stonebwoy’s ‘Putuu’ than Nigerian songs – Oyokodehye Kofi to DJs

It is better to play Stonebwoy’s ‘Putuu’ than Nigerian songs – Oyokodehye Kofi to DJs

He made this comment while urging Ghanaian DJs to heavily promote Highlife music in the month of August.

Two-time Ghana DJ Awards, ‘Best Highlife DJ’, Oyokodehye Kofi, says it is better to play Stonebwoy’s ‘Putuu’ than play Nigerian songs in Ghana.
The Accra FM presenter and DJ said in an interview with Ola Michael on Neat FM that it is important to dedicate the month of August to Ghanaian music.

When asked by the host if Ghanaian songs which have no meaning like Stonebwoy’s ‘Putuu’ and Patapaa’s ‘One Corner’, should also be promoted, he responded in the affirmative.

Oyokodehye Kofi added that it better to play such songs than play those made by Nigerians.

“At least it is better to play this kind of music than Nigerian music. It is better to promote these songs…”,he said.

Oyokodehye Kofi however stressed that as DJs play these songs they should also ensure that they play great songs from some Highlife veterans as well.

He believes with time, the young artists will compose meaningful songs just like the veterans.

Why Black women are more likely to have fibroids than any other race group

Stephanie Odili knew something was wrong when her stomach ballooned to three times its usual size.”It was like I was four months pregnant,” the 23-year-old told CNN.She had also been experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding for years, with her periods sometimes lasting for up to 10 days.”I was wearing double pads and changing almost by the hour,” Odili said.

The writer, from Nigeria, would also become doubled over with sharp pains in her stomach.”I didn’t know what was going on so I started taking painkillers for the pain and birth control to stop the bleeding.”It was on one of her many visits to the doctor that a scan revealed the swelling and her other symptoms was caused by fibroids.Uterine fibroids or fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in or around the uterus.The growths are made of fibrous and muscle tissue and have different effects on women. Some of the symptoms include frequent urination, heavy and painful periods, stomach ache and pain during sex.

Debilitating symptoms

Although any woman of reproductive age can develop fibroids, Black and African women are more likely to have fibroids than any race group, according to doctors.

A report by the National Center for Biotechnology Information found that Black women are three times more likely to develop fibroids than white women, and are less likely to have small-sized fibroids compared to their counterparts.In 2014, Tanika Gray Valbrun, a US-based Jamaican reporter wrote legislation in the state of Georgia to get the month of July declared as Fibroid Awareness Month in the US.

Valbrun told CNN that when she was 15 years old, she began experiencing painful and heavy menstrual periods.”Eventually, I got diagnosed with fibroids in 2001, I was 23,” she saidNow 42, she said the fight for an awareness month was to show the world that fibroids are just as important as other medical conditions.Too many Black and African women suffer in silence with their symptoms, she says, making it difficult to share knowledge about its effects.Valbrun added that despite the large numbers of women who have to deal with excruciating pain and other debilitating symptoms, fibroids are not listed on the website of top health organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO).The WHO has listed and done extensive research on other health topics and conditions affecting women such as female genital mutilation, cancer, and infertility.”I just don’t understand it, like, if so many Black women have fibroids, why aren’t more people talking about it? Why aren’t there so many walks and campaigns like there are for other medical conditions?” she said.CNN contacted the WHO for comment but did not immediately receive a response ahead of publication.

‘Excruciating pain’

Dr. Ugochukwu Ekwunife, a consultant obstetrician and gynecologist at Lagoon Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria, says the exact cause of fibroids is unknown, but they have been linked to the hormone estrogen.Estrogen is the female reproductive hormone produced by the ovaries, it is responsible for the development of the female reproductive system, he said.”Fibroids are common with women within the reproductive age group, that’s age 16 to 50. Women within this age group have their estrogen levels at the highest making them more likely to get fibroids,” Dr. Ekwunife told CNN.Audrey Mutare says she has been battling pain with fibroids since her early teens.”I had all the symptoms growing up, heavy bleeding, and excruciating pain. With every cycle, I got really sick. But I never imagined fibroids, I just thought it was normal for African women to go through period pain,” she explained.Fibroids can also cause complications with pregnancy and childbirth as ones located in the inner lining of the womb can distort the growth of babies, according to Dr. Ekwunife.Mutare had a miscarriage in 2014.”I went to a gynecologist and he said to me ‘you are nine weeks pregnant but you have these gigantic fibroids.’

“I was so petrified because I didn’t know what that meant for my pregnancy,” Mutare told CNN.A week after the doctor’s visit, the 33-year-old Zimbabwean lost her pregnancy.In 2015, Mutare had another miscarriage, forcing her to consider a fibroid embolization, a noninvasive procedure used to shrink fibroid tumors. “I had really high hopes but when I lost yet another baby, I knew I had to do the embolization. For someone who loves the idea of family, I was so scared,” she said.After the embolization, Mutare found out she was pregnant again and was placed under strict supervision by her gynecologist.According to her, she was confined to bed for a significant part of her pregnancy as a safety measure to avoid complications, “my baby was born so small, you could tell the fibroids were competing with her for blood supply,” she explained.

Period stigma

Nana Konamah, an entrepreneur and wellness activist from Ghana also suffered a miscarriage after being diagnosed with fibroids. She has been spreading awareness throughout July on the condition.Through her website and social media pages, she is discussing period stigma, and the need to address heavy and painful menstruation with medical experts and women living with fibroids.In 2019, Konamah made a documentary about fibroids and its implications with her friend, Jessica Nabongo.”I had a myomectomy in July 2019. It was a rollercoaster of emotions and I was angry at my body because I felt like it had betrayed me,” Konamah said.A myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroids. They can also be removed through a hysterectomy (removal of the womb), Dr. Ekwunife said.

“There is a chance of recurrence even when the fibroids are taken out, so some women opt for hysterectomies. Removing the womb eliminates any chance of fibroids considering they grow in or around it,” he explained.He added that for women who are not interested in surgery, there are medical ways of managing symptoms.”There are some drugs that can be given to reduce the amount of blood flow during periods. There are certain injections that can shrink the size of the fibroids and painkillers for the pain. All of these methods have their side effects, and have to be communicated with the patient,” he said.Konamah echoed Valbrun’s sentiments that more research is needed on fibroids, particularly in Africa where women are not likely to speak out.Valbrun now runs an organization, the White Dress Project, where she gathers support and promotes awareness in the US and South Africa through education and advocacy.”It’s called the White Dress Project because we use the white as a symbol of hope. When you have fibroids you don’t feel comfortable wearing white because of the heavy bleeding. I wanted to turn that negative to a positive and use it as a symbol of hope,” she said.


The Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has assured assembly members that the next NDC administration will work closely with them to deepen their role in governance.

Mr Mahama says as the first point of contact for the resolution of many issues in electoral areas, assembly members require support from government to enable them effectively to discharge their enormous responsibilities.

Addressing a meeting with the Ghana Association of Assembly Members (GAAM) at his office in Accra, the former president observed that not only do assembly members attend to the day-to-day needs of the people, but they also serve as community development agents.

He has therefore pledged to design training programmes to improve the capacity of assembly members as well as pay them monthly allowances to encourage them to do more for their communities.

The NDC flagbearer also reiterated that he will ensure the completion of all projects that the current government has deliberately abandoned including roads, schools and health facilities so that the people can reap the benefit of those projects.

Touching on COVID-19, Mr Mahama said he called for the involvement of local community leaders such as chiefs, assembly members and opinion leaders in the national response plan to help stop the spread, but that call was ignored.

The result, he observed, was the woeful failure of the distribution of food relief packages and the poor level of awareness of COVID-19.



Two weeks ago, when there was all this noise about students getting infected, a few noisy parents took over the airwaves! Berating the government, that it is insensitive, that they have sent the kids to schools to die, and that it is because of elections that kids have been sent to school!

The noise was so much, one felt very agitated listening to them, especially that screaming lady at Accra Girls!

Today right now as I type, on Citifm, parents are calling in, and want their kids to return to school, “we are all tired, we want the kids to return!”
A 10 year old kid is now on air right now, he wants to go to school!

The final year students are writing their exams, they haven’t died, they are happy that they will move unto the next stage of their education. There are those who have bought University forms, waiting impatiently!

Today, the Nigerians have decided to follow Ghana.
Today because our Education and Health Authorities refused to be carried away by a few screaming naysayers, we have so much experience, knowledge and data to deal with the virus in our education set up than most African countries, we took bold steps and its paying off!!

Remember the noise about the EC registration, we were told there will be an explosion in about 2 weeks after the registration started! Here we are, everything is normal, people aren’t falling like flies!

We have to move on, return our economy to buoyancy, let’s get ahead of most African countries whose governments haven’t tackled the virus like we have done here.

I love Nana Addo for sticking to his advisors, the data and the science!
This is competent leadership!!

Ghanaian footballer has been arrested in Tanzanian

Ghanaian footballer Bernard Morrison has been arrested in Dar el Salaam by Tanzanian police.

The former AS Vita club player found himself under arrest after preventing police officers from inspecting his car, according to RPC Bukombe from Kinondoni.

Bernard Morrison could face misdemeanour charges of resisting arrest, obstructing official police business and disorderly conduct, it has been claimed in the East African nation.

The former Orlando Pirates striker has been in the news for all the wrong reasons after he stormed off the pitch and walked straight into the dressing room after his substitution in the derby defeat to sworn rivals Simba SC two weeks ago.

Beyonce ,Shatta Wale & Major Lazer – Already [Official Music Video]

The much-anticipated music video of Beyonce’s ‘Already’ which features Ghanaian artiste Shatta Wale is out.

This comes after the announcement of the release of Beyonce’s ‘Black is King’ movie, which is a visual album to her ‘Lion King: the Gift’ music album.

With a few hours to the premiere of the movie, the ‘Already’ video has been published on Beyonce’s official YouTube page.



Nana and I join all Muslims as they mark the Eid-ul-Adha – the festival of sacrifice, today.

Eid-ul-Adha is meant to remind us of the willingness of Ibrahim to submit to God. That test of faith is worthy of emulation by all especially during this difficult period of Covid-19.

Let us use the day to pray for our dear nation as we work to combat the deadly pandemic that has plagued the world. Let us also take advantage of the period to counsel friends and family on the need to adhere to strict Covid-19 protocols of social distancing, wearing of masks, regular washing of hands and use of hand sanitizers.

We should also be a blessing on the less-privileged by sharing our celebratory meals with them. We wish all Muslims a solemn celebration.

Eid Mubarak! Happy Eid!

COVID-19: Female students at home getting pregnant – N/R Minister

The Northern Regional Minister, Mr Salifu Saeed, has said the continuous staying at home by students will permanently truncate their chance of getting education and put them away from school forever.

According to the minister, lots of the female students currently at home because of Covid-19 are getting pregnant because some of them, their families cannot guarantee them three square meal a day.

This, Mr Saeed said has exposed them to all kind of activities such as having to scavenge or hunt around before being able to feed in a day adding that this activity will permanently end their education when schools reopen again.

He made the comments when he met journalists in Tamale last Sunday, July 27, 2020, during the second phase of nationwide disinfection and fumigation of markets and public places.

“But if you look at our markets right from Makola, Abgbgloshie, Temale, Bimbila, Walewale to Navrongo, you will see the young ones who are selling on the various markets and these are students exposed without using face mask or practicing social distancing,” he stated.

“These students are even more at risk as they are staying at home than confining in the school environment.”

Mr Saeed therefore tasked all Ghanaians to look beyond the Covid-19 spectacle before making remarks of closing schools for this year because those in schools are even more protected than being at home.

“Many of these students are tired of staying at home because they just wake up each morning roaming aimlessly in town and are more exposed to the virus than those in school,” he said.

“Those who are calling for schools to close down should rethink again because me I am a local person even though I’m a minister, I go to the grass root, local communities and markets are flooded with these same students.”

Chairman Wontumi Warns Dr. Kwaku Oteng To Handle Captain Smart Else He Will Come After Him

The Ashanti Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako widely known as Chairman Wontumi seems to have channel his anger on CEO of Angel Broadcasting Network, Kwaku Oteng. earlier reported about Wontumi’s attack on Angel FM’s Morning show host Captain Smart which he labels him as a thief.
His attack came up following a heavy backlash from the ace journalist after he disrespected Prof. Jean Naana Opoku Agyemang that’s she is ugly and a witch.

Well, after the Ashanti Regional Chairman finished putting Captain Smart to sleep he swiftly moved to his employer Dr. Kwaku Oteng.

According to chairman Wontumi, if Dr. Oteng don’t handle his worker, Captain Smart or sack him he will make sure he will wash his dirty clothes to the public.

Speaking on his private owned radio station, the firebrand politician warned the humble business mogul to handle Captain Smart to him because he has disrespected him else he will deal with him.

I Would Rather Worship Kantanka Than Jesus Christ – Nana Tornado Stirs More Controversy

Ghanaian actor Nana Tornado has once again stirred controversy among the Christian fold by stating categorically that he would rather worship Kantanka than to bow to the Christian Jesus.
Nana Tornado has never hidden his disdain for the Christian faith, having expressed his disagreement with Christian beliefs and practices in the past. He even disposed of his Bible and Quran in the toilet recently.
Speaking in an interview with Mona Gucci on Kantanka TV, the actor emphasized that it makes more sense to worship Kantanka than to worship the Christian Jesus.
“If you put Jesus at one side and put Apostle kwadwo Safo on the other side, I will choose and worship Apostle Kwadwo Safo”, Tornado said.

According to him, the religious leader, manufacturer, and engineer must be worshiped by Ghanaians.“He is supposed to be worshiped by Ghanaians; If I meet him, I will lie down for him”Nana Tornado added.