As a child, I was told that if I was going to do something, or be somebody, I had to observe rules and follow them without questioning.
As a man I have come to realize that without questioning, it will be difficult for me to achieve my goal of being somebody or doing anything.
The generations before us did not help us much. My father, the late Kwesi Nsiah Bota, was a learned and hardworking individual. A man who wrote and published books to see himself through university in Ghana and pursued higher education in Italy on a scholarship funded by tax payers’ money. Even a man as self made and learned as he was believed in conforming to whatever rules society threw at you without question. And so I was born steeped in that notion and grew up perpetuating that lie.
As a result, just like many in my generation, I am a conformed, yet, confused Ghanaian, following a certain way of life whiles questioning the very foundations upon which that life was built.
Just like you, I am one looking for an opportunity to vent, and that’s the reason for this blog.
They say a man’s environment is a perfect extension of his thinking, and my environment, as complex yet gratifying as it is, gives rise to many thoughts; these I will share with you on this blog.
Reading this blog, you will come to find out that, just like you, I am a multi-faceted man with my own ideologies, alter-egos, flaws and emotions.
By touching on the everyday issues that come with the hustle and bustle of life, I will share with you my thoughts, my love, my consciousness, my dreams, my past, my future, my vision, my fears and my strengths.
People will wonder, “why not express these sentiments through your music?” I have done that, but even multi-award winning lyrics and compositions are still restrained by rhymes and rhythms, metaphors, wits, similes and euphemisms as well as all the social, moral, ethical and political considerations that truly limit the free expression of art.
On this blog, however, I can express myself, state, punctuate, analyze and truly criticize while directly getting your opinions on the various issues I will be touching on.
Even as I seek to put my thoughts out and as you prepare to take them in, remember one thing, I am a man guided by the simple principle of common sense and the belief of doing the right thing.
For those who might be wondering, this is not a music blog, this is a platform to share with you my views on a myriad of everyday issues. Music is, however, my passion and business and so it would always weave its way into my thoughts and onto this blog. So if you want the music, keep reading.
However, even here, they restrain me; they say I am not allowed to write about politics and religion. See, even as a man, they still try to constrain me just like my daddy did; my question is “Why”?
Nonetheless, amidst all the chaos of my thoughts and the volatility of our everyday’s existence, history and evolution has taught me one thing; after all is said and done.