Life

Dear Nii Kpakpo,

I have been shuffling lately a lot between the capital and the Savannah and every time my conviction just deepens that I’m not ever going to move back there. Not only has it become so chaotic during the day but the people are just too many. Seems like everybody wants to experience life in the capital and the gap between the haves and have nots keeps widening thus deepening the social rift in the society.

Kpakpo, as for the pressure on social amenities the less said the better even though I have noticed there are some new structural edifices, with more springing up in the capital.

Millennium City papa paa !!

Here in the Savannah the heat is on and whoever is on duty in heaven in charge of meteorological services must be offended at something we did.

Paddy! Even at midnight the.overall  temperature is 28degrees and there is a bit of a respite because there is a breeze outside. It is therefore not uncommon to be passing by some alleyways and you hear snoring but won’t see where it is coming from because the culprit is lying naked in the dark and has blended with his surrounding.

Oh! And it’s not just men. I’ve seen whole families migrate onto their porches and Sleep peacefully like they were in an air-conditioning of sorts. 

Kpakpo, Tamale has also become like the hub of all Savannah activity and also taking in migrants from other places some on their way to the south and others just stay here.  Inasmuch as there are no jobs anywhere I believe life is much easier when you have family around and gradually some of these.migrants are starting to understand this.  Thus they will rather stay with relatives and hustle in what is now fast becoming the biggest town in the Savannah.

Nii Kpakpo Thompson, recently telenovelas have taken over our television screens and the craze was hitherto for Korean sitcoms.  Telenovelas just swept onto the scene and promoted by the mainstream television stations just took over. Every station you turn on at prime time and there is one showing.
We are however experiencing a new craze now that’s overtaking all this shows both on television and for people’s own personal pleasure.  This is the crave /craze for Indian movies. Don’t know how it started but people are stockpiling Indian movies to watch and with their colorful costumes, music and dance for almost every 3 scenes you can bet this rhythmic society will follow.

Kpakpo, if I were to hazard a guess I’d say that I’ve noticed an Indian telenovela amongst the Mexican ones on mainstream television and folk and curious to know the similarities with the traditional cultures in the Savannah.

You see video and media centres and something people are gathered in throngs watching or trying to catch a glimpse of an Indian movie the storekeeper is watching on his set. It’s not uncommon to see children playing and singing songs in languages they don’t understand. After all it’s the tune that’s important.

Well, times are hard but we are managing small small. Just wanted to Let you know that we are fine and God has been good to us. 

Please stay safe and I hear your Bearded Mayor has been nominated for Best Mayor in Africa award.  How they nominate for this awards always baffle me but Let’s wait and see.

Till I write to you again.

Your Cousin in Law
Savannah Boy

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