Culture is one the most beautiful things! Like it literally sparks new things in your sensualities, understandings, ambitions, everything! These few months, I’ve been privileged to experience different cultures first-hand. From the risotto alla milanese that nearly embarrassed me (because I had to smile whilst downing it as I held back nauseating pangs so as not to offend my Italian benefactors.) Then i was fascinated to see German septuageneranian sweethearts chopping more love than naive university lovers.
Of all the cultures, I found the French most fascinating! Gooooodddneess! The attention to detail of Ivorian woman, the mentality of the Senegalese wife and the music of the French world!!! It’s mind-boggling.
Most of the time when I get on Youtube to listen to good music, I usually base my choice on the number of views and whether it’s in a genre I like. When I see hundreds of millions in views, I like to see what it’s all about. Then I think to myself “kwerr, these guys are champions!”, but that was all before I searched for Bella by Maitre Gime. I’d fallen in love with the song in Dakar especially when it was explained to me that one of the lines meant “I wish to be anything, even a stone in your way.” (it’s not cheesy when you hear it in French, I promise.). So I decided to check the video out and I was like ‘Daasssrrryyttttt!’
Because most of your favorite songs are in English, it’s easy to assume that that’s all there is to music in this world. But oh, so much more views, such fresh beats and texture in French songs! ‘Bailando’ also draws you into a whole new world of Spanish music and all these just make you look at Kojo Antwi differently.
I don’t think it’s just with music; in cuisine and culture and many other ways, there’s more to this world than what your FM frequency catches. That’s especially why no one should reach the point of complacency in this life time.
There are such higher heights to reach, such great successes waiting to be chalked, such great discoveries to be made. Don’t let your mother’s brother’s Amponsah & Nephews Ltd. become your wildest aspiration. Savor the present, savor what surrounds you, but don’t get full on it. Be hungry for more. Ask for more. Set your sight on heights that make your neighbourhood’s mountain’s look like the anthills they are. It shouldn’t mean ingratitude with what you have now and you shouldn’t also be obsessed and frustrated with chasing the wild dreams and not achieving them in your estimated time, but dream big!
Can I suggest to you a sure-proof way of reaching the highest heights possible? Living in God’s will! Do you know what it means when it says ‘Eyes have not seen, nor ears heard?’ Why have you trapped God in teabread when he’s just as much a brioche or a croissant or a tagliatella (not talia)?
God’s not tied to tie and die shirts. He’s game for bespoke saville row cut-back collars and all. Don’t ‘help him’ or ‘make his work easier’ by dreaming less. How dare you?! Fly fam! Fly in your dreams and ambitions. He is able to cause foreign kings and dark kingdoms to transfer their wealth to you. Stop aiming to top local charts and being among the top 10 Ghanaians to do anything. The world is yours to have. You are so much more than a local champion. So much more!
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