Steem Powered Trip to Ghana: Some Things I've Learned in Ghana

4 months ago
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I've been in Ghana for three days now. I was invited here to do some presentation on Steem and Steemit. I planned to write about every bit of the journey as we went along and call it the Steem powered trip to Ghana Series. But for the most part I've been lost in the awe of the moments. I've been trying to grasp every bit of virtue that I can from this journey. That and the terrible network has kept me from making any serious post.

I've learned so many things since I stepped foot in Ghana. I'll just share a few random things that you might find interesting.
It is important that when you meet with foreigners, you behave yourself properly and act like an ambassador of your county and your culture. This is because of the fact that people will make a general opinion of your country based on your single disposition.

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Ghanaians are Cheerful and Friendly

There was this lady we met on our way to Ghana, her name was Aisha, she didn't allow us take a picture but she is most friendly chatterbox I've ever met. She gave everyone Ghanaian names and taught us a little bit of her culture. So you might hear @ejemai calling himself Kwesi and @fisteganos calling himself Kojo.


"Charlie, what's up?"

I was standing at bar waiting for a drink and then this dude just came in, gestured towards the bar man and said "Charlie what's up". Moments after I overheard someone else call the driver Charlie. It was when someone from the meet-up called me Charlie that I knew something was fishy. When I asked from my Ghanaian friends I learned that Charlie is just a slang for addressing people. It's like saying "dude" or "pal" or "bros".

Despite the clarification I still find it very interesting that an entire nation will answer to one name "Charlie".

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@richforever, @tojukaka and @tj4real.


Ghanaian Jollof Rice


Almost everyone has had their opinion about the Ghanaian jollof rice versus Nigerian jollof. Now that I have tasted the famous Ghanaian jollof rice I feel I too should voice my own opinion about the rice but for some weird reasons known only to me I'm still not going to say which I think is the best now. I just want to put it out there that I have tasted the Ghanaian jollof rice. You can share your opinion in the comment section. Which do you think is best? Ghanaian or Nigerian jollof rice?

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Ghanaians Value Family


I felt so emotional when @tj4real's father came up the podium at the close of the meet-up and declared his support for his son. The way he did it. He is currently the oldest African man in I know in steemit.

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*@tj4real's father is the old man holding the mike. @tj4real is the holding his father and his mother is standing behind him.

After the meet-up the old man took it a step further and invited us to his house for lunch.

This old man has shown true heart. The Tuah family is awesome. We spent plenty hours with the them sharing our vision and telling stories of our experiences and hopes for Steemit.


Accra or Sunyani


Finally I'll let you in on a little secret I learned from @richforever. It's not really a secret though but you should consider it if you plan to come into the country.

It goes thus:

100Cedis in Sunyani can buy you many things but 100Cedis in Accra is nothing.
@richforever.

The meet-up was held in a city called Sunyani. We lounged in Tyco City Hotels. That hotel is fantastic!!! Everything was just so on point. I thought that it must have cost a fortune to get a place like that but when they told me price I couldn't bring my lower jaw back up to its original position for hours. The hotel bill was definitely lower than I expected.
In Accra however, perhaps became it's the countries capital and there is a lot of commerce going on there, everything is expensive.

Thank you very much for spending your precious time to read this post.

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  ·  4 months ago

@tojukaka i like you ehn..
all your contents shows you to a very free and jovial content.
hope to see you at the next meet up that probably will be held in delta

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  ·  4 months ago

Am glad to see you share the experience...it wasnt just a trip...fun and exciting.this is what @ackza should see...how steem could help empower people lije you to get so mad all the way from Nigeria to Ghana all in the name os steemit.If not for the love and passion you have obtained...there are a lot more to talk of. Good to see you shate this @tojukaka

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  ·  4 months ago

There is still a lot to share bro
I'm still recovering from the awe
Thanks for everything

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  ·  4 months ago

Dont forget to get us notified incsae of anything of a sort in Nigeria..steemit has to take over the entire africa continent..its a pleasure

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  ·  4 months ago

The day was a remarkable one and it still is. I wish you guys were still in Sunyani. By the way, Ghanaian jollof is something. I will have to taste Nigerian jollof in order to rank the two. Thanks for the experiences that you shared. Hope to meet you again soon

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  ·  4 months ago

I look forward to the day I'll present our Jollof to you sir. Thanks for the hospitality and generosity. You set a high standard. You raised the bar. Welcome!

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  ·  4 months ago

Nice one, I thought you would say something about the Ghanian jollof and which is best compared to the Nigerian, I have really wanted to know which is really better, but nevertheless they are all African jollof. Have the best time in Ghana, you need it.

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  ·  4 months ago

@tojukaka please don't bring the jellof rice issue back again
We have fought over it for more than 5years😂

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  ·  4 months ago

Hahahahaha.. .
Very funny bro

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  ·  4 months ago

Planning a trip to Ghana soon. I am glad you shared your experience.

And this

100Cedis in Sunyani can buy you many things but 100Cedis in Accra is nothing.
@richforever.

I have not tasted Ghana Jollof so any opinion I have will be biased. But I like the look of Nigeria jollof 🔥

I heard something about poor network from someone. Is it a general thing there?

From all I have heard, Ghana is sure a beautiful country with lot of wonderful people.

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  ·  4 months ago

@tojukaka @ejemai You guys are going global. I am proud you guys are taking the good Nigerian rep to Ghana. Much respect bosses!

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  ·  4 months ago

Gh steemit Logo be looking rastaferian and dope, lol...that jollof though. e be like say e go well o and am sure the steemit community there will do amazing, those guys love each other

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  ·  4 months ago

Nice... Keep up the good work!!

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  ·  4 months ago

naija rice should be better than ghana rice nah

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  ·  4 months ago

Nice post bro... Very informative and enlightening... Keep up the good work.

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  ·  4 months ago

Amazing presentation skills displayed here and thanks for making this post as informative and educating as possible. Safe trip back home guys. Twale!!!!

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  ·  4 months ago

What an eventful and successful journey. I love the aspect of sharing views and learning about others culture, of course, you still have more to tell but this little is a positive eye opener about a part of Ghana versus another part. Keep on with spreading the word steemit boss @tojukaka and co.

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  ·  4 months ago

Great work man! Never back down until everyone hears!
I love your courage bro.

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  ·  4 months ago

That's great @tojukaka hope you visit Uganda(East Africa) one day. We shall interact more on Steem and Steemit and let's share our experiences. Thank you

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  ·  4 months ago

Honestly i am looking forward to going to Ghana soon by God's grace.

I have always loved their charlie slang but I thought it was spelt "Charleey". About the Ghana jollof rice haha i can't wait to taste that too..

It is amazing how you are busy having fun while impacting and imparting a community. Nice job

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  ·  4 months ago

lol... it better be say na steemit carry you go oooo

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  ·  4 months ago

Lol sure. Steemit should take me there oo

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  ·  4 months ago

@tojukaka please lemme be your PA for the next trip biko

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  ·  4 months ago

Hahaha...
No problem

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  ·  4 months ago

This is great, "Steem Powered Trip To Ghana" I love it! Its so cool you were able to go there and connect with the people of Ghana not only around the Steemit platform but in their everyday way of living as well, I would love to experience that. Keep up the great work, very inspiring!

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  ·  4 months ago

@tojukaka it's chale not charlie... Lol. About the jellof rice issue, we all know that the Nigerian jollof is better n.a..

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  ·  4 months ago

Great work @tojukaka @ejemai @ewuoso @fisteganos @gee1 keep yp the good work guys. I hope to join you in your next trip by Gods grace..

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  ·  4 months ago

@tojukaka don't mind @vheobong . I'm the perfect PA you need 😂

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  ·  4 months ago

There are too many guys on the trip....
@vheobong for PA

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i nor one be P A o i one join the team

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  ·  4 months ago

Hahahaha...
The more the merrier
We need more people in our team

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  ·  4 months ago

Thank you for Using #promo-steem tag, Promote steemit by inviting your friends and your family!

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  ·  4 months ago

Guys must be commended for such a live transforming meetup. You really transform #teamghana and we Ayekoo meaning well done.✌👍👍

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  ·  3 months ago

Wow! You still won't tell us which of the jollof rice you preferred? I get it. You don't want to break the Ghanaians heart. Hahaha. Glad you had fun, duly deserved. Thanks for representing us well and massive shout out to our brothers in Ghana for the awesome reception. You are the real MVP. God bless all your selfless acts in Jesus name. Amen.