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Make Gmail Do More For You With These ‘Awesome’ Extensions

Gmail is probably the most popular email service in the world with over 1 billion users. The service, developed by Google is one of the fastest and most intuitive email provider, and integrates seemingly into almost everything we do on a daily basis. With one gmail account you can access several Google products online or via your android phone, such as syncing photos via google photos across multiple devices, google maps, youtube, and google drive just to mention a few. Gmail is my most visited daily site since I access over 5 email accounts on the platform, which means, a need to keep things organised, tracking ...

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THE BATTLE OF ADIBO (BATTLE WITH THE GERMANS) – Ghana’s Dagbon History

(BY: DASANA PUKARIGA)   There is a popular date in the history of Dagbon that every son of Great Gbewaa knows. It is recalled by Dagbon drum historians as Adibo Dalle (The Day of Adibo). This was the day over a century ago in September 1896 when Dagbon fought a battle with German colonizers at Adibo, a village 10 kilometers south of Yendi. At the time the king who reigned was Yaa Naa Andani II (popularly called Andan Naanigoo) and he said that his kingdom Dagbon, would not be taken over by the white man, and will protect it at ...

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Ghanaian Song of The Week (in Dagbani): Don Sigli – Dicheko Bang

Yes, I know I have been MIA for a while. It’s been a packed couple of months, however, since I want to keep this blog alive, I’ll start posting weekly on topics that don’t require much writing, at least till I’m able to free up some time to blog frequently. I come from Ghana and there are several ethic groups in Ghana (over a 100 to be exact), and as a result I’m a Dagomba! Dagombas are an ethnic group of the Kingdom of Dagbon (mainly in the Northern Region of Ghana) in the sparse savanna region below the sahelian belt, known as ...

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Software Review: Snapso Shutdown Manager S2

Okay, I admit, I am reviewing this software because it was a simple app I built back in the day. Nonetheless, I think it is a fantastic piece of software any pc user should have, especially, those who sleep off while playing videos or music. SnapSO Shutdown Manager is a simple program that allows users to schedule the time they would like to shutdown, restart or put their computer to sleep. It has a simple and comprehensive interface that will quickly guide you through all its features. You should definitely check it out!  freeware (free software). The video below gives a brief ...

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Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of A Black Female Genius – The Upcoming ‘Katherine Johnson’ Biographical Drama Film

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Female empowerment? Yes! Black empowerment? Yes! Black female empowerment? Yes!  If you haven’t heard of the upcoming American movie, ‘Hidden Figures’, then you are in the right place! I will give you the gist and why I am excited about this movie. Hidden Figures is an upcoming 2017 American biographical drama film based on the non-fiction book of the same name. The film recounts the story of the African-American mathematician Katherine Johnson and her two colleagues, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson (engineer), who helped NASA catch up in the Space Race. Using their calculations, NASA was able produce the first American astronaut to make ...

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8 Burning Questions From The First Season of ‘Stranger Things’

8 Burning Questions After The First Season of Stranger Things (1)

  If you read my previous post on 10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Stranger Things you’d know where I stand with the show. Stranger Things is one of the best series this year and after watching and re-watching the first season, there have been a couple of questions I keep asking. You might find these questions intriguing as well; *spoiler alert! What’s Eleven’s Back Story? I am obsessed with this question and there are so many unanswered questions about who she really is. Where is Eleven from? How did the ‘bad men’ get her? Right now, we sought of have a clue as to who ...

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Getting A New Driver’s License In Ghana

Getting A New Driver's License In Ghana

  Getting a driver’s license can be a gruesome process, however, very rewarding. I recently went through the process of getting a driver’s license for the first time and there were a couple of things I wish I knew before starting the process. I hope you’d be able to learn a few things from my experience and be better prepared for the process. I started the process by first registering  at a driving school for lessons. You will need to go to a driving school before you start the process at DVLA, it’s just easier that way. I already knew ...

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Stranger Things: 10 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Show

Stranger Things: 10 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Show

  I haven’t binge watched a show in a long time till Stranger Things came along. After watching the first 20 minutes of the pilot on a weekday, I knew I had to pause and binge over the weekend. Stranger Things is an American science fiction horror web television series released on Netflix on July 15, 2016. The show is set in 1983 Indiana, USA, where a young boy vanishes vanishes mysteriously. In the middle of the show, I got a ‘Fringe’ vibe, but they played it out nicely and realistically to the 80’s.  The ensemble cast portrays the best acting I have seen in ...

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10 Awesome Facts You Didn’t Know About Bananas

10 Awesome Facts You Didn’t Know About Bananas

  Banana is one of the easiest grab-to-go fruit snacks and have a good reputation thanks to their high levels of potassium, fibre, and magnesium. Banana is an edible fruit, botanically a berry, produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. Banana is also packed with awesome facts you might know; The word banana is thought to be of West African origin, possibly from the Wolof word banaana, and passed into English via Spanish or Portuguese. Bananas may have been the world’s first cultivated fruit. Archaeologists have found evidence of banana cultivation in New Guinea as far ...

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[Poem] – Chicken Chicken Chicken

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  Chicken Chicken Chicken Legs so skinny life so short hustle so shinny dragged on a snort day and night across the oceans   Chickens are alike chickens are alive chickens do strive for a better life in this hive   chickens have arrived they crash and drive deprived to revive to be alive, to survive, and to test drive days unending they abide to reside   it’s a new day, it’s a new dawn they are drawn on a borne supremacy to fight in tights hold right, what’s bright the height of the knight in site with a knife full of life threatens emotions ...

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Before The Experience – The 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship

On the 24th of May, 2015, I received an email from the Mandela Washington Stuff congratulating me on being selected for the the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship program for Young African Leaders. How I got to be a fellow? it almost didn’t happen. I was excited about applying for the fellowship, so I took my time and tried my very best in communicating what I wanted to say during the application. I received an email a couple of months later inviting me for an interview in Tamale. It was great news and I was excited, but at that time I was in Canada and wouldn’t ...

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New Music (Beat) : Aim High

aim high instrumental

Hello! It’s been a while. I have new music to share with you. I made this beat on the bus to visit my grandmother in Tamale a couple of months back, and I wanted to share it. I love making music whenever I find the time, and I sing and write. Just started trying out beat making. My colleagues at work are incredibly amazing and play the piano and guitar. We usually have freestyle jamming sessions. The beat is chill and relaxing. Let me know if you use the beat for anything awesome and it will be cool to credit me or ...

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Baked Plantains and Vegetables [Recipe]

Yesterday I was feeling really hungry and didn’t want to buy food outside or eat anything with oil and pepper. Fun fact, my stomach dislikes pepper and I get sick every time. It has never disappointed, but my tongue loves pepper, and shito is my favourite must have food accessory. I didn’t feel like getting sick today and I had been craving vegetables all week, so I decided to prepare something different from my usual raw or boiled vegetables. I checked the fridge I had an awesome amount of vegetables I could use. I took them all out and realised I ...

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The Kumvana Experience : Flight to Montreal

My flight to Canada was on the 13th of January, 2015. ). I VIPed to Accra early in the morning in other to make it to the Kumvana preparation session at 10:00am. I arrived and met my other colleagues whom I was travelling with, the four other Kumvana delegates, Joyce, Annatu, Nafisa and Miles. The session led by a Kumvana alum. After the session, I went into town with Annatu to change some GHC to CAD however it was very difficult to find and I decided to use my VISA cards instead. I picked up some shito and gari for backup and got a lot of Kingsbite and Golden Tree ...

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The EWB Kumvana Program

*please ignore typos. Late night mistakes! :) * If you follow me on twitter and Facebook you might have seen kumvana and ewb hashtags all over my timelines. I am a 2015 Kumvana fellow and I will tell you a bit about the program. But first, something about EWB. EWB stands for Engineers Without Borders and it is an organisation founded in Canada in 2000 by CEOs, George Roter and Parker Mitchell on a napkin in a coffee shop. With a dream of an organization that would enable engineers to contribute something other than another bridge or another electrical grid, they started ...

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