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NEW SITE: GHFIND MUSIC

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Recently a new component of GHfind, entitled GHfind Music, has been setup at subdomain music.ghfind.net.  The purpose of this particular site is to feature and sell music by Ghanaian artists.
HOW GHFIND MUSIC CAME ABOUT
As I previously reported, recently I visited the Arts Centre in Accra.  The place has changed a lot since the last time I've been there a couple of years back.  For instance due to the pandemic you don't see any foreigners around, whereas usually you would run into people from both the US and Europe.  Also that big football field in the middle of the centre has now been converted into something like a market, with apparently some of the market women from Tema Station and its environs having been relocated there.  Also that big mountain of garbage that used dominate part of the centre has since been removed.

While there I ran into an old homey named Tempo Music who just came out with a new CD.  Tempo is more of a producer than a vocalist.  So the CD itself is m…

Hyperlinked Telephone Numbers to Exclude International Calling Code (+233) Prefix

GHfind is designed in such a way whereas if you visit the site on a mobile device, the search results from the database include hyperlinked telephone numbers to the business entities listed so that they can be easily contacted directly.  A few months ago I decided to add Ghana's international calling code (+233) to these telephone numbers so that if someone is calling from outside the country, they wouldn't have to bother to add it.
However I have now decided to remove the calling code henceforth.  And there are two reasons for this decision.  One is that the database has been conceptualized in such a way whereas it is meant to encourage business transactions moreso internally than externally.  In other words most of the businesses listed probably aren't going to be contacted by foreigners in the first place.  And secondly, the main reason I'm now excluding the country code is because when you do click the hyperlink to make a call, when the phone number appears with th…

"The Value of Our Worth" by Ken Divine

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This post isn't anything directly Ghana-related.  But rather its purpose is to promote a book my big bro, Ken Divine, just published entitled The Value of Our Worth.  And I decided to do so on this blog since I had the pleasure of editing the work myself.

The Value of Our Worth centers on the plight of female athletes.  More specifically, it focuses on women basketball players at all levels (elementary, high school, collegiate and professional).  I knew that female athletes in traditionally male sports tend to face criticism, but this novel proved to be an eye-opener in terms of some of the discouraging sh*t they have to go through.


My personal-favorite part of the book was the dialogue.  It is also quite-intriguing, almost like a movie.  In fact I told Ken that he would have to by all means come out with a sequel to tie-up some of the lingering storylines.  Additionally for some strange reason I found myself favoring the book's antagonists.


Also it should be noted that it is …