Sarkodie Spends Xmas with Kids

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The Award Winning Ghanaian Rapper, Sarkodie, known in real life as Michael Owusu Addo spent his Christmas day celebration in grand style with children coming all over from different places in Accra.

Sarkodie together with his team shared food and other items to the children gathered as part of the merry making activities to mark the birth of Christ.

He and his Sarkcess camp mates embarked on a #feeddakids campaign in Tema, where they provided thousands of kids with free food, music, and a great time with Ghana’s # rapper.

Sakodie, who is being recognized as one of the leading Hip hop and Hiplife artists in the country and beyond uploaded some pictures of how he celebrated the Christmas with wonderful kids on the following captions “ How I spent my ‪#‎Christmas‬!!!!” …… “God bless dem kids ‪#‎BeenThereB4‬..♡♡♡♡♡ MERRY CHRISTMAS.”

See the pictures below

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Photos: Mzbel turns 35 today

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Ghanaian singer Mzbel, known in private life as Nana Ekua Amoah, was born on Boxing Day that is December 26, 1979 in Accra; hence, today marks her birthday.

She is the last-born of seven children all girls and grew up in James Town.

Mzbel, for the way she dresses have described by her fans as “sexy”, “skimpy” and beautiful.

Mzbel, who is a mother of two children, posted pictures on her instagram page of her sexy red dress and santa hat with these captions “It’s my BIRTHDAYYYYYYY!!!!! #Happy #Blessed #Endowed #GodisGood #Mzbelmusic #Mzbel #Love #LegeLege #Family”.

She has spent 10years in the music industry, and she continues to serve her fans with best performances at any event she attends.

We pray for God to give you strength and blessings in all you endeavours.

Do have a memorable day Mzbel.

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Ways to Ensure a Healthy Life

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Promoting good health enables people to reach their potential to sustain a healthy life that can help guarantee long life. People who have healthy lives work longer and more regularly, earning more than those with unhealthy life. Most young people especially those who work throughout the week without any rest do engage in eating any food at anytime without considering the need to ensure good health.

Promoting healthy lifestyles is a challenge for many people especially young ones who have no interest in taking care of their health. Although people understand the importance of physical activity and healthy eating, but many seem it to be a difficult task to change their unhealthy behaviors to reduce weight and improve chronic conditions. Medications often take a predominant role in the treatment of people with various diseases at the clinic; hence, such diseases can be prevented through certain activities that one can engage in to be healthy.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), one can ensure a healthy lifestyle by eating lots of fruits and vegetables, reducing fat, sugar and salt intake and exercising. They can recommend so many activities one can do to ensure a healthy life: but, it is the full responsibility of the individual to take the mantle to practice all these activities in order to ensure healthy living. This article “Ensuring Healthy Life Is Your Responsibility” will bring out activities and new ideas that can make everybody more responsible to proper care of their body as a way of ensuring healthy life.

In the first place, ensuring a healthy life is the responsibility of a person to maintain the ideal body weight God has given to him or her. Some diseases include cancers of the uterus; gallbladder, kidney, stomach, breast, and colon have been associated with obesity that is when the weight of a human being is not normal. Again, it is the responsibility of an individual to vary your daily diet.

Thus, one should eat in moderation with a wide variety of food choices that is eating at least 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. A good rule of thumb is to eat at least three different colors of fruits and vegetables each day. There are different bioactive ingredients in the pigment of fruits and vegetables that may reduce cancer risks and other related diseases that can cause complete in the human system.

Furthermore, it is the responsibility of a person to ensure healthy living to stop smoking especially to those who smoke or are about engaging in the habit of smoking. People who quit smoking are devoid of heart related diseases and live longer than those who continue to smoke. Quitting smoking decreases the risk of lung, oral, pancreatic, bladder, and cervical cancer. There are over 4,000 chemical compounds and 43 different carcinogenic substances in nicotine; thereby, anybody who gets closer to a person smoking must get away.

In addition to some of the activities, one can promote healthy living by limiting the consumption of salt and sugar in various foods. In particular, you should avoid cured, smoked, and nitrite-preserved foods. International studies reveal higher incidences of stomach and esophageal cancers in people who consume large amounts of these products.
Amidst of all these recommended activities, one may ask this question “How can all these activities be achieved?

In my point of view, all these activities to help ensure healthy living can be achieved when one keep the idea in mind of taking the responsibility of promoting his or her on healthy lifestyle. Again, it can be achieved through exercising with a friend or family members, keep a weekly record of your dietary habits and exercise program, make small changes in your diet over time, read and stay informed of new dietary guidelines and reward yourself periodically after being able to achieve some of the activities.

Many doctors, health practitioners and consultants have been able to bring out all these activities to help improve upon the healthy lifestyle of every individual; but, it is your responsibility to ensure your own healthy living. This means that one can choose to do it exactly as the doctors have prescribed or do it in any way to favor his or her interest.

Let´s all resist from such habit and rather take that full responsibility to engage in all these activities to help promote a sustainable healthy lifestyle in our society. By adhering to these guidelines and sticking with a regular exercise program, you may be able to significantly reduce your risk of cancer.

Stay safe for next year – Lil Win advises fans in Christmas message

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The Award Winning Kumawood Actor, Kojo Nkansah, known in Showbiz as Lil Win has expressed his profound gratitude to his fans, family and friends who supported him in all his activities throughout the year 2014.

Lil Win said: “I am wishing all my friends and fans merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year, adding “be safe for next year.”

The multi-talented Lil Win, who doubles as a comedian and now Kasapreko brand icon, was seen rocking the stage yesterday at the 24th December Kasapreko Live Concert at X5 in Kumasi.

He gave fans his necklace, watch and shoes, which his management team say it’s worth Ghc2000, as a Christmas gift.

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Kwaw Kese has been rushed to the hospital

Hiplife artiste Kwaw Kese has been rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for the second time after complaining about stomach ache.

Ernest Abban, the Senior Administrative Director at the hospital’s Public Relations Unit in Kumasi confirmed this to citifmonline.com.

He was rushed there today after he complained of stomach ache to the prison officials yesterday.

So he is currently with them but under Police guard.”

He however told citifmonline.com that the rapper is “responding to treatment”.

Source:citifmonline

High Heel Shoes: Know the best colour to suit outfit

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Most women feel comfortable when in high heeled shoes, especially when attending special events. Such shoes come in different colours and often are matched with attires, belts or bags.

The prices of some of these shoes are however on the high side, the question which easily comes to mind is how young ladies who’ve developed taste for such shoes manage to afford them.

Another issue which pops up is the health danger posed by the continues use of such shoes on the feet.

Regarding colour, red high heel shoes have a great way to spice up causal outfits and can best be paired with black, white and navy blue attires. It is advisable to avoid pairing red high heels with red outfit or matching it with red belt or bag since red on red is an overkill.

Black high heel shoes are the regular colour most women prefer as they can be paired with any outfit irrespective of the colour of the bag or belt.

Yellow high heel shoes can go with blue, black, green and white outfits whiles purple and silver high heel shoes match with pink, green, black and white outfits.

Feast your eyes on some of the beautiful heels

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Source: Dorcas Aba Annan

Why wear soo much make-up?

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Back in the day, folks certainly used beauty enhancing techniques and products albeit in regulated quantities. Others even relied on their natural beauty such that they went about their daily activities without applying any make up whiles

others just touched up with scented powder. It was not uncommon to see women wear powder in the armpit, face and on other bodily parts to smell good and sooth the skin.

Now cosmetic products comprising lip sticks, mascara, concealer, foundation, eye shadow, eye liner, blusher or make up kits are a must have in the collection of most ladies. It is safe to say some will not step out from the house unless they have worn one to look good and feel confident.

However, there is the danger of wearing too much makeup which ends up making some ladies look funny and different. How do you wear yours: light or heavy?

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Source: Dorcas Aba Annan

Persons with disabilities in Ghana must survive

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Most people have the idea that, persons with disabilities are suffering from curses as a result of punishment from God. In other words, they are being punished due to some wicked activities or sins they committed in the past.

All these negative ideas that people have raised on persons with disability could be true; but there are other health reasons resulting to disability.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), a disability is an umbrella term covering impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions.

Impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations. It is very clear that persons with disabilities need the help of every individual in the country; thus, they are restricted to engage in certain activities that can help them to get money for money.

Persons with disabilities must survive irrespective of the challenges, hardships and stigmatization in the country. Some of the challenges they face include being stigmatized by family and friends, bearing insults from people and being ignored to enjoy some social amenities in the country.

It becomes very pathetic when some drivers tend to use abusive words and end up pushing the visually impaired people from their car while begging for alms. On the other hand, drivers must rather encourage passengers in the car to give out their contributions to persons with disabilities; hence, it will help them to survive in spite of their condition.

The leaders in the country are doing their best to provide certain rules that can protect persons with disabilities, but citizens must take total responsibilities of protecting and providing help for such persons.

The article 29 section 4 of the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana states that, “no person shall in any manner exploit a disabled person; discriminate against a disabled person; or subject a disabled person to an abusive or degrading treatment”. This act makes it simple and clear to all those mistreating persons with disability to desist from such behavior.

Moreover, there are some organizations that are being set up by the state to provide incentives to the disabled people for survival. Some of the associations include Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD), Ghana Association of the Blind (GAB), Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) and Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled (GSPD).

Even though these associations are working hard to provide better conditions for the disabled, but some of them are still seen on the street from morning to evening begging for money.

In my point of view, persons with disabilities can survive in spite of the hardships in the country when all citizens, stakeholders and other non-governmental organizations come together to establish a good structure that can help provide better conditions for them.

Furthermore, our leaders can provide good strategies like providing monthly allowances to persons with disabilities, sharing meals for those on the streets and encouraging more people to give out their contributions to the persons with disabilities.

Source: Dorcas Aba Annan

Disability is not a curse

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It baffles me when most people in the 21st century construct the negative notion that: persons with disability are people suffering from punishment or curses. Others also attach some religious notion that the deformity is as a result of a sin they committed; hence, they should repent in order to be healed.

There have been so many instances where some people suffer mental illness or other physical challenge due to the wicked or evil act they did to some people in the community, but there has not been any statistics to support the notion that all those persons with disability are being cursed.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are more than 600 million disabled persons in the world, of which approximately 80 % live in low-income countries.

In most developing countries, including Ghana, disabled persons constitute an impoverished marginalized group, characterized by lack of access to public health, education, and other social services that would ideally support and protect people with disabilities. Economically as well as in social terms, disabled persons in developing countries are classified among the poorest of the poor.

However, most of the cases recorded concerning persons with disability indicate that there are more people with health related problems than the few people being considered to be suffering from the curses raised on them.

If there are other health implications that result in people being disabled; why do people continue to keep the idea that disability is a curse? This article will look at some of the causes that outcome in a person to be disabled; hence, it will help erase the already existed notion on the fact that “Disability is a curse”.

In my research into how we can categorize disability, there were three most prevalent types of disability which include those related to visual impairment, hearing impairment and physical disabilities. The visual impairment happens to be people who are generally considered in the society as blind or cannot fully use the sight organ of the human body. Thus, visually impaired persons can walk or enjoy any other facility in the society with the help of others.

The hearing impairment persons are also other side of persons with disabilities; hence, they cannot hear nor speak and are mostly known in the society as the deaf and dump persons. The main medium of communication for the deaf and dump persons is through sign language and actions.

On the other hand, physical disabilities are persons with legs, hands, alms, waist and neck issues; hence, restricting them from engaging in normal activities in life. All these people do get the help others in the society before they go about doing any other activity in the society or use walking stick or wheel chair as meaning of transportation.

I believe it is clear that persons with disabilities are not people with curses but rather suffering from health problems causing the disabled condition.

Indeed, disability is not a curse but can be hereditary that is when a person is born with it. There are some people that are being deformed right from birth: hence, it could be a deficiency resulting from any unhygienic diet the some mothers ate during pregnancy stage.

On the other hand, one can be disabled through any form of an accident which occurs unexpectedly. Accident can occur at any time when no one expect; hence, it results in death and sometimes causes damage in the lives of innocent people.

In addition, disability is not a curse because there are some diseases and infections that can also cause disabilities. Some of the diseases include lung diseases, diabetes, glaucoma, rheumatism, epilepsy, etc; thus all these diseases can result in disabilities.

I become very sad when people continue to raise the idea that persons with disabilities must be ignored in our society with the concept of them being cursed by God or people.

In my opinion, I think Ghanaians should desist from creating negative idea about persons with disabilities and rather preach about living in a harmonious society with them. Again, people should show disable persons much love, care and support to help sustain their lives.