I’m excited this is from a third party’s point of view, someone who only had to experience Ashesi for a week to come up with this conclusion.
There are some people that make places cool. There are some places that make people cool. Ashesi, apparently, is/has both. Is that even fair?
In my head, there’s like, this group of the ‘cool Ghanaians’ and as my (former?) roommate, Owiredua will tell you, they al know each other. And we both want to be part of them. Should I start calling out names? Deborah Frempong, Paapa, Michael Annor, Jessica Boifio, Lauretta (the coolest ballet teacher in the world), Kobla (the creator of Oware 3D) etc… The list goes on. But what most – though certainly not all – of the names I have in mind have in common is Ashesi.
First theory: when you get accepted into Ashesi, they perform numerous strange juju rituals over your documents and then let you join the cult, making you automatically cool.
Second theory: the GMI (I just made that up. It stands…
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