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Meet Esther Freeman The Automotive Painting Technician

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In the community where I was born, there is a tradition of some specific jobs been for the men and some been for the women. Some part of the culture even states the position of a woman is in the kitchen but it seems this woman has beaten all odds and done the impossible. Something we barely see in our community and it marvels everyone close to her how she is able to do what she does and manage her home as well.
 

James Emmanuel Kwegyir Aggrey once said,

‘‘IF YOU EDUCATE A MAN, YOU EDUCATE AN INDIVIDUAL, BUT IF YOU EDUCATE A WOMAN, YOU EDUCATE A NATION.”

Well, it seems my dear Esther has overturned things on her side and done the most incredible thing and impressed everyone around her. Esther Freeman is a native of Accra Ghana and born in Tema, Ashiaman who is married with two kids [Boy and a Girl] and works as an Automotive Painting Technician what we normally say Car Sprayer or Painter. 

We saw some of her works online and we decided to confront her to know why upon all the jobs available, she chose to be a sprayer.

MAG: WHAT IS YOUR FULL NAME?

ESTHER: Esther Freeman

MAG: HOW OLD ARE YOU AND WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

ESTHER: 27 and I was born in Tema, Ashiaman

MAG: HOW WAS YOUR CHILDHOOD LIKE?

ESTHER: My parents died in one week when we were kids and they left behind myself and two other siblings to take care of by then I was around 17 to 18. It was a very tough time as I really struggling to make ends meet and to be able to support myself and the family. Due to that, I could not continue my education to the senior level so I dropped out of school to support home by working as a painting technician. It is a very sad story dear. Anytime I recall, tears roll down my cheeks.

MAG: VERY SAD INDEED…HMM!!!. HOW MANY RELATIVES DO YOU HAVE?

ESTHER: Currently having 8

MAG: SO WHAT WAS YOUR DREAM JOB?

ESTHER: I had a passion of been a pilot or maybe becoming a nurse so I would be able to take care of others.

MAG: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL?

ESTHER: AWWW. LOL, what kind of question is this?? Well, I had much interest in Mathematics since I was really good at that.

MAG: SO YOU QUIT SCHOOL TO START SPRAYING BECAUSE OF THE SITUATION IN THE HOUSE?

ESTHER: Yes

MAG: ARE YOU MARRIED?

ESTHER: Yes Please.

MAG: FOR HOW LONG AND HOW MANY KIDS?

ESTHER: 2 years with 2 kids

MAG: DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRET WORKING AS A SPRAYER?

ESTHER: Not at all. Never in my life. It is a great job

MAG: WHAT WAS THE RESPONSE YOU GOT FROM PEOPLE WHEN THEY SAW YOU SPRAYING?

ESTHER: People like it. Even though it surprises few, majority of them encourage me to keep it up especially my clients

MAG: ARE YOU GOING TO SPRAY ALL YOUR LIFE OR YOU GOING TO SWITCH JOBS?

ESTHER: Oh nooo, am not willing to switch but rather add more. Am planning on venturing into other business but that does not mean am going to quit. Naaa

MAG: DO YOU OWN THE SHOP?

ESTHER: Yes Please.

MAG: WOW!!!! NO WONDER YOU ARE NOT READY TO LEAVE. LOL, SO WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES?

ESTHER: Hhahahaha. I love listening to music a lot.

MAG: HOW DO PEOPLE CONTACT YOU?

ESTHER: Through my numbers 0279919491 / 0540908940 and my FACEBOOK page.

MAG: WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO PEOPLE ESPECIALLY THE FEMALES?

ESTHER: To be yourself, love yourself, believe yourself you can do all you want, no matter what you are in now.

 

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Meet ken kojo Adams, the young ghanaian whose paintings can make you go hungry

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Food as we all know is any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink in order to maintain life and growth.

I was sitting under a big mango tree one hot Saturday afternoon reminiscing on how granny used to force me just to eat from her kitchen when I used to stay with her in the village. A series of questions which I couldn’t get answers to kept running through my mind; why have we abandoned granny’s kitchen and going after fast food.

Food does more than fuelling and restoring the body with energy. According to study, some individuals going through depression recover quickly after taking in a very good meal, the satisfaction alone brings back some memories hence food being a solution to some of our psychological problems.

At the moment food is very prestigious and you can testify to the fact that food makes us keep some people in our memories and I can honestly say, I haven’t enjoyed groundnut soap for the past four years after i lost my mom, it’s very unfortunate that we are forgoing our culture in the name of technological advances and the acceptance of others culture. My people, we have to reclaim our tradition.

Culture is also influenced by food through various ways such as tradition, religion and family. This aspects are what makes us distinct from others and created a whole new society.

There are variety of food which represents the various ethnic groups in Ghana, and this is another rich culture we have to protect for the benefit of the future generations.

Gone are the days when we cherish our local foods but now we only take selfies with round open pie made with yeast dough and topped with tomato sauce, cheese, and a variety of other ingredients and we call that strength living, LOL, what made you forget about the fresh kontomire leaves with your fresh plantain or cocoyam….our generation has lost it we choosing weakness over strength.

This is the time to promote your own.

Let’s talk about “Banku”, I’m sorry wetting your appetite.

Banku is a Ghanaian dish which is cooked by a proportionate mixture of fermented corn and cassava dough in hot water into a smooth, whitish paste, served with soup, stew or a pepper sauce with fish. It is mostly preferred by the people of the Southern Regions of Ghana; the Ewe tribe of the Volta Region, the Fante and the Ga tribe but also eaten across the other regions in Ghana. Banku is found throughout Ghana, and is one of the staple foods enjoyed by all tribes in the country.

I feel that sharp pain in my heart whenever I remember some of the pioneers of this mouth watering meal files a letter of departure from Ghana. Could this be possible?, are we also going to say bye bye to the meal because they are the originators, this will probably lead to segregation which isn’t good and that’s why I suggest, just as banku and its captivating green accompaniment has been recognized and adapted by almost every ethnic group in Ghana, so should we know that we are one people and there is a common culture that holds us together.

No two ways about this, ‘banku’ is the most commonest meal every Ghanaian might have tasted, we enjoy that and have the originators in mind. Refusing to correct what is wrong is what makes it a mistake. Let love lead, Ghana.

Oh less I forget!
what’s your thought on left over Banku 😋.

Left over banku lasts for up to a week, and some prefer to keep it longer than that because the fermentation process gives it more flavour and taste if stored properly. I dare you to try that.

The best feeling is when grand mom gives you your favorite.

Below are paintings from the young artist.

Story by Ken Kojo Adams

@kenkojoadams
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Young blogger UrsTruly Praiz launches the Ghana Unite Campaign ahead of 2020 elections

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Elections both presidential and parliamentary as well as on any other level is one basic characteristic of every democratic nation on earth and it is just another form of exercise that gives the general masses with legitimacy in voting to make Choices and decisions as to whom they deem potential enough to hold the mantle of rule.

Amidst Ghana’s preparations towards December 7th general elections dubbed the very 8th one since time in memorial, much has been said and done thereby leaving some with joy but others in great fear and suspense.

Well, we at PraizFame Media Africa Inc, the owners of wwww.urstrulypraiznews.com regard this year’s elections as another very simple nationwide activity that should be conducted with so much peace and understanding void of fights,misunderstandings and forceful but illegal movements by anyone and for that reason comes the peace dubbed campaign “Ghana Unite”.

This very new development is one of the social media campaigns that has been set to promote peaceful atmosphere before and after the elections come December.

The masses acclaimed Ghana’s youngest blogger Emmanuel Quainoo Otoo professionally known as UrsTruly Praiz spearheads this very initiative and urges all Ghanaians to jump on this.

All one has to do is to share a 30 seconds video of him/herself urging Ghanaians to ensure peaceful atmosphere before and after the elections on WhatsApp number 0264770404

Let’s join hands and make this happen for Ghana is all that Ghanaians have.

Story: UrsTruly Praiz

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AWO KOMI BEAT COMPETITION TO EMERGE WINNER AT THE 40 UNDER 40 AWARDS 2020

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Awo Komi has emerged winner at the just ended Forty Under 40 Awards held on 25th September 2020 at the Kempinski Hotel, Accra.

The Forty Under 40 Awards had 40 categories and Awo Komi beat the competition to emerge the winner for the Food/Catering and Beverage category.

The Food/Catering and Beverages category had nominees like David Agongo Nsor (Dave Culinary and Event Firm), Dr. Nana Achiaa Ankrah ( Saliscom Limited, Arise Food), Sylvia Tweneboah Koduah( Noa ma me), Mariam Senou Mohammed ( Tasty Trails), and Benjamin Nii Amo ( Awo Komi).

Awo Komi is a food production company that produces special and delicious Ga kenkey in an appealing way. It has branches across Accra in areas such as at Okponglo, Legon, First Light Kaneshie all in Accra.

The Forty Under 40 Awards is usually organized in order to identify, honor, and celebrate a cross-section of the nation’s most influential and accomplished young business leaders under the age of forty from a wide range of industries.

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