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Watch: I had a mild crush on Michael Essien- Chimamanda Adichie

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Award-winning Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has revealed that she had a mild crush on Ghanaian footballer, Michael Essien.

According to her, she developed the crush for Michael Essien after the Black Stars defeated the United States at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany

Chimamanda made the revelation in the introduction she wrote for a picture book, Africa― The Future of Football, authored by a photographer, Pall Stefansson.

In a video she posted on her Instagram page, she read the introduction out loud to her followers:

“I watched the game with my best friend, Uju, often shouting and then hugging each other when Ghana finally beat the United States.

“You know some of our boys started playing this game without shoes’, Uju said. ‘Our boys’ were, of course, the Ghanaians.

“A small consequence of that game was my developing a mild crush on the Ghanaian player, Michael Essien, as much for his looks as for his dexterity.

“But the larger and more important consequence was my realisation that sports allowed us, black Africans, to address historical and political grievances in the most cathartic way.”

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Sio named latest Spotify EQUAL Africa artist

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Global streaming giant Spotify is proud to announce that Sio has been selected to join the EQUAL Africa programme aimed at spotlighting female artists across the continent. (more…)

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Mavin’s Ladipoe, Crayon & Magixx to headline ‘Party Overdose’ concert in Accra

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Three Nigerian superstars signed to Don Jazzy’s record label, The Mavin Records, are set to headline a musical concert dubbed ‘Party Overdose’ in Accra. (more…)

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Joe Bamfro grabs Ghana Music Awards UK nomination

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UK-BASED Ghanaian Gospel musician, Joe Bamfro has been nominated in the Gospel Song of The Year category in the upcoming Ghana Music Awards UK(GMA UK) scheduled for October in the United Kingdom.
His song Moko Be did the trick for him and Joe Bamfro is besides himself with excitement being the first time he has ever been nominated in an awards scheme. (more…)

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Diana Hamilton, Piesie Esther, Celestine Donkor, and KobbySalm Listed For Ghana National Gospel Music Awards On August 27

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Organizers of the prestigious Ghana National Gospel Music Awards have announced a date for the most anticipated event. (more…)

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French Ambassador, Anne Sophie Avé named Development Queen, Naa Norley Owaa Oman I of Osu

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Osu Mantse, HRM Notse Professor Nii Nortey Owuo IV has bestowed an honorary title on outgoing French Ambassador, H.E. Anne Sophie Avé as the Development Queen, Naa Norley Owaa Oman I of Osu.

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Latif Abubakar returns with “5 hours With Mario” in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain

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Celebrated Playwright Latif Abubakar of Globe Productions has returned with an Adaptation of Spanish writer, Miguel Delibes’s Play “5 hours With Mario.” (more…)

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