An Insider Look at my Progress in Art Workshop

I am committing my time to a biweekly art workshop delivered by Kenneth Cobb . This post will document my progress and impressions over the weeks I will be attending the class. Day One Pencils We spoke about types of pencils and what lighter/bolder pencils to use, when and how. Generally H pencils are lighterContinue reading “An Insider Look at my Progress in Art Workshop”

Highlighting Subtleties In – Marriage Story

This post contains spoilers. I enjoy lifestyle stories as much as I enjoy trending and unfolding news and so when I came across the Marriage Story on the Atlantic Blog, I quit scrolling. Just as simply as the title suggests, this story is about a marriage whose beautiful story has been captured by moving cinematography.Continue reading “Highlighting Subtleties In – Marriage Story”

Shooting for Entertainment

In an earnest attempt to get to know my students; I asked one of them how their weekend was. This student is a shy individual who would avoid an instructor at all costs and speak only when spoken to. Knowing this, I went ahead to probe and get him talking about how his weekend went.Continue reading “Shooting for Entertainment”

Understanding the Proverbial ‘Bad Bitch’ Through The Black Lady Sketch Show

Out of a plethora of shows available on creative platforms, I choose Black shows because I seek to clearly understand the many complex issues plaguing the Black community and especially the Black woman. I came upon this show on Instagram. It was advertised as a coming soon on HBO and looked like it held soContinue reading “Understanding the Proverbial ‘Bad Bitch’ Through The Black Lady Sketch Show”

The Burial of Kojo Movie as a Window into some of Ghana’s Pertinent Issues

The Burial of Kojo debuted on Netflix in April and combines magical realism and realistic depictions of Ghanaian society to tell the story of a girl that journeys between two spaces to save her father from giving up the ghost. The narrative voice in the movie which narrates from opening to end of the movieContinue reading “The Burial of Kojo Movie as a Window into some of Ghana’s Pertinent Issues”

Why Jordan Peele’s US Movie has Inequality Written all Over It

Any literary fanatic knows that the technique of recurrent motifs in a work of art be it literary or visual is a way of sending home an idea. Motif – In a literary work, a motif can be seen as an image, sound, action, or other figure that has a symbolic significance, and contributes toward the development of aContinue reading “Why Jordan Peele’s US Movie has Inequality Written all Over It”

How Similar are the Aquaman and Black Panther Movies?

Khal Drogo is such a baddie! Khal Drogo remains my personal go-to name for Jason Momoa just because I really can not shake off the impression he made on me in the Game of Thrones. His first shirtless entrance onto the set in Aquaman where he gives his back to the camera and then turnsContinue reading “How Similar are the Aquaman and Black Panther Movies?”

Dehumanizing Africa. Why Topography and Animals remain at the Forefront of Conversations

When Taiye Selasie‘s Ted heralding the need to ask questions about where one is a local and not necessarily where one is from played over and over on my phone, one thing stuck with me; the fact that certain places scream positive connotations while other places project only negatives. Duh! We all know this, don’tContinue reading “Dehumanizing Africa. Why Topography and Animals remain at the Forefront of Conversations”

Is Wifey Status an Achievement?

Background Ngugi Wa Thiong’o has advocated for writing in African languages because how relevant is African literature if we write not in our native tongues but in the language of the White man? While I have my own opinion on this line of thought, the other subjects of discussion that come up after the formerContinue reading “Is Wifey Status an Achievement?”

Moesha Boduong, the Ghanaian Reality or a Disgrace to the Image of the ‘Honest’ Working Class Ghanaian Woman?

When I saw Christiane Amanpour outdoor her new show Sex and Lovearound the world, I wondered what grand plan lay behind the production of this show… 9:40 something pm, my phone is buzzing with messages. The girls are upset over Moesha’s comments about Ghanaian women and their having to live off transactional relationships often with olderContinue reading “Moesha Boduong, the Ghanaian Reality or a Disgrace to the Image of the ‘Honest’ Working Class Ghanaian Woman?”