Throughout my years in school, we continually joke about ‘chew, pour, pass and forget.’ The Ghanaian educational system is such that, a teacher in primary school, teaching about the environment, asks ‘what is environmental studies?’ then a student replies; ‘environmental studies means learning about things around us’. the teacher would waste no time to say ‘is that what is in the text-book??!’
So right from childhood, Ghanaian students have been thought to
memorize and recite exactly what’s in the text book (equal zero
creativity). It doesn’t end just there..even in the University, a Lecturer says “I don’t like chew and pour but if you’re able to give
me everything in the book without omitting a word, why not? I’ll give you the full marks”So this Lecturer comes to class, and he
makes all the mistakes but accepts no correction, he’s highly confusing and gets angry if u ask a question. As often as he makes it for class, he is never consistent with his stand on a particular topic, he asks students questions like ‘are u a science?’ and has no regret or slightest sense of making a mistake.
I thought I was the only one, but my course mates also wonder how some people become Lecturers in the University of Ghana!(a popular argument is that Departments in the University are under-staffed). The plain truth is, the Lecturers also ‘chew, pour, pass and forget’! ..with their first class!
I always like to think about different ways of doing the same thing. I hate to do what everyone else does, but sometimes I don’t have any option…like eating everyday(over-eating sometimes), falling in love, bathing. But where I have a choice, why not??
So I decided to blog about this two funny guys, who have found for themselves an interesting way of making money, or getting famous (‘cos I wonder if they make much from their remixes). I know this for sure, they are CREATIVE and SILLY!! I laughed my head off with the latest one they did on ‘Black and Yellow’ but my all time favorite is ‘Crank dat Soulja Boy‘ and oh yea, I like the ‘Single ladies’ too.
These duo, target the latest track that hits the market, and make it their own. Their remixes are often humorous and have a Nigerian flavor to it!! I think they’re hilarious and make the world a ‘friendlier’ place.
…a peep of their latest ‘Black and Yellow’ (Originally done by Wiz Khalifa)
The much-anticipated Icons: Diva Edition (Organized by Vodafone Ghana) hit Ghanaian TV screens (hard!) at 2000GMT this evening. Just like all other auditions, there were some serious ‘flopees’(bad nuts) then some ‘real good voices’. My favorite was the lady teacher…
The selected ‘divas-in-the-making’ (from the semi-final auditions), would undergo voice training, fitness regimes and some other important bla bla bla’s before the final auditions. Sounds like a long process but then, in the long run, I guess it would be worth it
The grand prize at stake in the ‘ICONS: – Divas Edition’ reality show includes a major recording deal, cash package yet to be disclosed and an exclusive performance at ‘020 live’, Vodafone Ghana’s annual musical fiesta.
We’re all watching to see how things go! (of course *wicked smile* but *good intentions*) so far so good