Friday, 6 March 2009

Happy Independence Day

Today is Ghana's 52nd year of Independence from Britain, I was going to have a simple blog and perhaps a music video clip to keep in line with the celebrations. However this changed when I switched on the TV to see what was happening on our local TV station here in the UK, OBE TV.

As usual OBE was running a series of commercials/ infomercials and what have you. When they did finally go to air all they did show was promotions for the various raves and bashes that will be held in honour of our independence.

Now some may not see this as such an issue but I found it slightly disturbing, as this would have been the perfect opportunity to educate and enlighten those living abroad just what it means to be the first Sub-saharan African country to have gained independence.

I'm not saying it shouldn't be marked or celebrated but I think there needs to be some sort of balance, but since there is not, there are going to be various raves, parties and bashes in-line with our 52nd birthday, so raise a glass and a toast to Ghana, 'Forward ever, backward never'.