“Bad boy” singer Chris Brown supposedly made Ghanaians mad last week when he lit up a joint on stage at a concert for the launch of a Technology City Project called Hope City. Let’s be clear from the start that we are NOT Chris Brown fans. Dude is an idiot. However, executive director of Perfector of SentimentsJonathan Osei-Owusu‘s petition for prosecution is a little lame — we searched but couldn’t find an online copy of it. Osei-Owusu went on to say that Brown “is on video to have encouraged the audience to take up arms against people who stand in their way to smoking weed.” We watched the video (above) and Chris definitely wasn’t on the militant tip.

Webehigh.org seems to think that Ghana, Accra in particular, is a fine spot to light up. Based on their scale of 1-5 (1 = very legal, 5 = virtually legal) Accra ranks 3.5 – virtually very legal in clubs, bars, and beaches. Cops focus more on “traffic management and not security.” We’d say the only mistake made in this story was letting Chris Brown in Ghana. Garbage in, garbage out.


4 Replies to "Chris Brown in Ghana: ‘Kiss Kiss’ Ghana Goodbye"
AnnoyedInAccra says:
March 16, 2013 at 7:23 am

Daaaaaamn, OKA, you have seriously dropped the ball on this one.

So, weed in Accra is, uh, “virtually very legal in clubs, bars, and beaches”? And cops focus more on “traffic management and not security”? Absolute nonsense. Weed is far from legal, and cops focus on roadblocks and shakedowns.

But the biggest problem here isn’t that you’re wrong. The problem is that instead of say, going through your rolodex of Ghanaian musicians for an informed quote or two, you went to “webehigh.org”, an American stoner-tourism website, and apparently Perez Hilton for the rest of your info. This entire bundle of second-hand sources is churnalism of the worst kind, and is the sort of ill-informed coverage of Africa you’re supposed to be providing an alternative to.

Incidentally, before aligning yourself with webehigh.org, you might want to actually check some more of their site. The international pages of the site, not to mention their comments sections, are devoted to publicly outing dealing spots around the world. This is problematic in itself, but more so when so many of their pages (see e.g. pages on China or Eastern Europe) conclude “look for the African guys”.

Disappointing, OKA, very disappointing. If you can’t be bothered doing more than half-assed google-based research, don’t run the article.

    Swank says:
    March 17, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks for the feedback. The piece wasn’t meant to be that serious but your comments are appreciated and informative.

Thabiso Malatji says:
March 21, 2013 at 4:44 am

Thats a west livin. We aint stop those kinda things. Remember what Snoop did in South Africa. Is history it ‘l never change.

May 18, 2013 at 11:28 am

What a shameful act, he should learn something from Madonna who asked his fans to stop smoking in the concert.

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