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Lady Gaga Opens Up on Surviving Rape at the Age of 19

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Lady Gaga Opens Up on Surviving Rape at the Age of 19

Literarily during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, singer and actress Lady Gaga opened up about her mental health struggles.

Lady Gaga revealed a deposition triggered her “psychotic break” in the candid interview hosted by Oprah tagged, “2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” in Fort Lauderdale.

According to TMZ, the singer told Oprah she’s battling chronic pain, “Even sitting here with you today, I’m in head-to-toe pain.” She connected the pain to fibromyalgia, a disorder that causes muscle and bone pain.

She also talked about being raped repeatedly at 19 by someone she knew and developing PTSD after because she never fully processed the trauma.

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MY TRIP TO GHANA A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

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MY TRIP TO GHANA

My first trip to Ghana was an amazing experience that i still fancy a lot till today,

the events i experienced starting from the Airport to my final destination was an

exceptional journey. when I got to the airport it took the plane less than 15mins to take off.

On the plane, I sat close to a tall, handsome guy, with a smile I said hi, and he replied with a killing smile. Immediately I fell in love with him (Love at first sight).

He told me how beautiful Ghana was .

I imagined how beautiful Ghana would be with likes

of this young man by my side and the lovely historical stories i heard from him,

I decided to explore the country and make more research about Ghana.

Ghana

Ghana means warrior king which was gotten from the ancient empire and

existed in the 11th Century with numerous kingdoms.

It is a west African country, located along the Gulf of Guinea in the south,

boarded in the North by Burkina Faso, in the west by Ivory Coast and in the east by Togo.

The landmass of Ghana is about 238,535km2,

with a total population of  29.99 million people.

98% percent of Ghana’s population, are native west Africans.

Making English their official language and

one of the best English Speaking Countries in Africa.

There are over 100 different ethnic groups in the country, each with it’s distinct languages.

their diversity in culture, arts, music, and dance is one of a kind.

I saw their best national costume (The kent).

Kente, known as nwentoma in Akan,

is an indigenous Ghanaian textile, made of interwoven cloth strips

of silk and cotton. Kente is made in

Akan lands, in Ghana, from the historic Ashanti Kingdom.

Kente is a popular Ghana ceremonial traditional attire, used as their national costume and It comes in different colors.

 

In Africa, Ghana remains one of the countries with stable

democracy since 1992, second best producer

of Gold (after South Africa).The country is also blessed with

other solid minerals, diamond ore, Aluminum ore (Bauxite),

and oil. Clearing most of their debt in 2005

they able to focus o the important thing they

need to make their country a save place one can have peace of mind

With all this information about the country, I decided to visit their tourist centers.

  • Accra
  • Kakum National Park
  • Kumasi
  • George’s Castle
  • Lake Volta

 

  1. Accra

By the time I arrived at the hotel which was in Accra, the first thing I said was wow because the city was a beautiful one you would love to explore too.

Accra being the capital city of Ghana has over two million resident and one of the happening city in the country. Two important places are in this city(i.e the Makola Market and the National Museum.)

 

  1. The Makola Market

Is a popular market dominated by women traders. This market is situated in the center of the city

It’s business district which is similar with Balogun market in Lagos, Nigeria and a bit similar to markets in Kampala where you really can get whatever you want.Fresh, imported and native products are sold in this market. The market is surrounded by street in the city. Common street names are 1 Tema community to 12 Tema street.

  1. The National Museum

One of their largest and oldest museum in the country.  It was opened in the year 1957 as part of Ghana’s independent’s celebration, this official opening was performed by the Duchess of Kent, princess Marina.

It is owned and operated by Ghana museum and monuments boards (GMMB). And has been in operation in 1957 it has three (3) primary collection areas such as

  • Archaeology,
  • Ethnography, and

 

  1. Archeological Section

This section has objects from the Stone Age era.

The Stone Age was the period which stone was widely used to

make tools with an edge, a point, or a percussion surface.

The period lasted for roughly 3.4 million years,

and ended between 8700 BCE and 2000 BCE , with the advent of metalworking.

 

  1. Ethnograpy

This section includes indigenous Ghanian musical instruments, gold-weights, beads, traditional textiles, stools,  and pottery.

Arts,

This section section houses the works of famous Ghanaian contemporary artists like El Anatsui and Ablade Glover. You can also spend time in the museum’s splendid sculpture garden.

 

2.. Kakum National Park.

Kakum National Park is located in the coastal environs of the Central Region of Ghana, covers an area of 375 square kilometer.it was established in 1931 as a reserve, and it became a national park in 1992 after an initial survey of avifauna which was conducted in the Coastal Plain region, the best-preserved region of virgin rainforest in the country. It provides the easiest access to the rainforest along with its famous canopy.

 

Kumasi

I made sure I visited Kumasi too before I left Ghana .Ghanaians spell it as Coomassie, is an ancient kingdom , Kumasi became a major commercial centre after defeating the Asante empire in 1874, the British opened new trade routes in the region, thereby greatly reducing Kumasi’s influence as a clearinghouse. The city did not revive until the early 1900s, when the British took control; cacao cultivation was introduced, and the railroad from Sekondi was built. A rapid population increase led to the city’s expansion and to the drainage of swamps, the installation of a sewage system, and modern city planning.

 

Kumasi remains the seat of the Asantehene (Asante king) and the site of the Golden Stool, symbol of royal authority and unity of the people. Billed as the “Garden City of West Africa,” Kumasi is zoned into commercial, industrial, and residential areas.

St. George’s Castle

This is a UNESCO world heritage site and

managed by Ghana museum and monuments boards (GMMB)

Renowned as the first major European construction in tropical Africa,

St. George’s Castle, in the town of Elmina in the Central Region of Ghana,

was founded by the Portuguese in 1482. The site of the Castle was

selected by Portuguese navigators, as it was advantageously

located at the end of a narrow promontory , a stone’s throw away from both the Atlantic Ocean and the Benya River. The lee of the low headland provided an excellent natural harbour.

t was expanded when slaves replaced gold as the major object of commerce, with storerooms converted into dungeons. Also known as Castelo da Mina or simply Mina (or Feitoria da Mina) in present-day Elmina,  Ghana.

 

Lake Volta

 

Seeing this lake , I remember  the failed arm of the rive Niger which was caused by the failed arm of the rift which is known as the RRF.

Is the longest  man made lakes in the world . The lake’s creation involved the inundation of 15,000 homes and of 740 villages and the resettlement of 78,000 people..

At this point all that was in my head was geology, nature and the calming lake made me remember  the  Prince Charming  on the plane  who sat close to me.

What an experience i had in Ghana.

 

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TOP THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DUNCAN MIGHTY

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Duncan Wene Mighty Okechukwu, who performs as “Duncan Mighty”, is a Nigerian music singer, songwriter and music producer. He is a quite versatile singer whose genre is Reggae, African R&B and Hip Hop. He also sings in English, Igbo and Pidgin. He is sometimes called “Port Harcourt’s First Son” by fans. He has released several singles and had a spectacular second time big break after making a come back with a feature alongside Wizkid in 2018. Join me as I take you through his early life and childhood, music career, personal life and some of his albums.

DUNCAN MIGHTY’S EARLY LIFE AND CHILDHOOD
Duncan Mighty was born in the 28th of October 1983 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He is the only son of his parents. He lost his father in 2007. He started singing in his church choir where he was also a drummer. His passion for music led him to study Audio Engineering in the University. During his NYSC days, he worked as a sound instructor at Benson and Hedges. He also worked at Dolphin Studios for his IT. In 2006, he joined D Large Records and 360 Records before he later met Chris Aire and together they formed AireMighty Records.

DUNCAN MIGHTY’S MUSIC CAREER
Duncan Mighty released his debut album in 2008 for “Koliwater” and with that he grew into a popular figure most especially in the part of the country he came from. His next work was for “Ahamefuna” which was entirely produced by the singer with no features. He released other albums and songs after that. Duncan Mighty came back in 2018 when together with Wizkid, he released “Fake Love”. Following that song, he was featured on several other artistes songs including Tiwa Savage and Davido.

DUNCAN MIGHTY’S PERSONAL LIFE
Duncan Mighty is married to Vivien and they are blessed with two children.

DUNCAN MIGHTY’S ALBUMS
His albums include;
• Koliwater
• Ahamefuna (Legacy)
• Footprints
• Grace & Talent
• The Certificate

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TOP THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CHINKO EKUN

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Oladipo Olamide Emmanuel, also known by his stage name “Chinko Ekun”, is a popular Nigerian rapper, songwriter and performer. The 2018 massive hit single “Able God” was one of Chinko Ekun’s biggest song in his career. On the song, he featured Zlatan Ibile and Lil Kesh and the huge success of the song was capped off with an Headies award for Best Street Hop Song. He has several other releases and is signed to a Dubai based record label. I’ll take you through his early life and childhood, music career, and some of his songs.

CHINKO EKUN’S EARLY LIFE AND CHILDHOOD
Also called “Chinko Tiger”, he was born on the 13th of September 1993 in Ikeja, Lagos State though he hails from Ondo State. He is the second of three children. He had his primary and secondary school education in Lagos state before moving on to Obafemi Awolowo University for his University education where he studied Law. He only just completed his National Youth Corps Service recently. When he was younger, he used to be a part of the choir and also played drums at a time too. He comes from a musically inclined family where they all love music.

CHINKO EKUN’S MUSIC CAREER
Chinko Ekun started music through freestyle sessions posted on Social media. He started singing towards his admission into University and finally released his first single titled “Ekun” during his 100 level days. He coined his name from his first single and got “Chinko” after it became his nickname due to his fake Chinese rap. After a couple of uploaded freestyle sessions, he was noticed by Olamide, who eventually signed him to YBNL. He released two tracks almost immediately after signing. After his contract expired, he got signed by Dek-Niyor Entertainment, a Dubai based record label. He has released several songs under the label including his big hit “Able God”.

CHINKO EKUN’S SONGS
Some of his songs include;
• Ekun
• Alejo Oran
• Emi na re
• Gbefun
• Bodija
• Shayo
• Able God
• Calling Ft Johnny Drille
• Mafo
• Party Animal

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