Monday, 13 November 2017



We are in the 2nd week of our #SupportABro project and interestingly enough, the first time I heard of this company, what came in mind was something related to health or avoiding the intake of sugar. Well, I was wrong.

SUGAR FREE is the name of the company……You see, you also thought same ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†.

SUGAR FREE is a company which deals in anything African. YES, ANYTHING AFRICAN. 
It has products ranging from African Print Ties, African Print Bow Ties, Brooch, African Print Slippers[Nantepa] etc.


Before we continue or delve more into what the company is about, let’s get to know the brain behind it first. It’s really important.

Miss Abena Agyeiwaa Agyemang, the C.E.O. of SUGAR FREE

Abena Agyeiwaa Agyemang is her name. She’s the first born of her parents with two beautiful sisters. She was born in Kumasi [South Suntreso to be precise] in the Ashanti Region but comes from Jamasi which is also in the Ashanti Region. The town is known for the Adu Gyamfi Secondary School.

Abena had her elementary school at Kings International School then to KNUST JHS where she obtained her B.E.C.E. Certificate. She continued to Prince of Peace Girls' Senior High School then to Takoradi Technical University [formerly Takoradi Polytechnic] where she studied Procurement.
Miss Agyemang

That’s basically about the C.E.O. Now, let’s get back to business; knowing more about SUGAR FREE.

“In this piece below, Maame Abena shares with us some few things – READ”

Why and how I got the name??? "I have always believed in the theory of looking good and whenever you step out, your appearance says a lot about you. So I adopted the name SUGAR FREE which sounds funny but has a unique meaning. I chose “SUGAR” which signifies something sweet thus having a sweet look and “FREE” having an easy lifestyle. So that's how I got the name.

I started SUGAR FREE exactly five months ago [July 2017] and starting it was amazing. I developed the skill because I had the interest in doing something with African Prints. And interestingly enough, no one taught me all these but all I did was to watch videos on YouTube. At times I will just look at pictures of some stuff made with African Print and try my hands on them. It wasn't easy but I kept on doing it, I loved doing it and it was always fun and interesting. At times I will do one or two things with the African Prints and be posting them on Facebook even though I wasn't selling them. So I later on decided to make it a brand and that's how SUGAR FREE came into being.

MY EXPERIENCES! MY EXPERIENCES!! MY EXPERIENCES!!! It hasn't been an easy journey... The disappointments; sometimes things you will hear from people will discourage you, others will encourage you to never give up. "

"I remember when I went to make some sales at Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana. I went there because others were also there to sell their products but despite all, mine was different [an all-African Print stuff].  Even though I was really prepared for it, I was tensed because it was actually my first time hawking on the road. I chased cars, walked to people advertising my products. 
I was told bad, silly and hurting words which will just break you down; to the extent that, others were just proposing to me as well.

The worst of it all was, I couldn’t even make any sales, and that got me on a tight side.
In fact, got so broken but despite everything, I smiled even though I was very hurt. I could have dropped everything, could have given up but I told myself that there is no way am going to give up because I’m not a failure."


Contact SUGAR FREE via the following platforms:

CALL: +233246791173/+233201483494

WHATSAPP: +233246791173


Tuesday, 7 November 2017




Why or how I came about with such an idea or initiative?

Our church laptop developed a fault just a day after it was fixed so the following morning which was a Sunday,my brother and I sent it to the repairer before church service starts. I then decided to see him off. He was going for 1st , 2nd and 3rd Services whiles I was gonna go for just 2nd and 3rd Services. *don’t ask why ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰*

So my plan was to see him off a lil further then return home to prepare for 2nd Service. As we were walking, we decided to talk about issues,plans and almost everything. One of the things we spoke more about was his business, TiE COLLEGE; the way forward, expansion, growing his client or customer base, etc. So as we were walking and discussing; just there and then, the idea and phrase just popped out “Support a Bro”. 

I felt since my blog has a few dedicated followers like yourself (Trust me; you are very special to me) and social media presence, why don’t I support my brother in my own way by writing and promoting his business. The little I can do, why don’t I do it. We spoke and spoke and spoke before realizing we’d gotten to the church premises. I then returned thinking about the idea and how I was gonna execute it. As I kept thinking and pondering over it, I decided to dedicate just A MONTH and also not only feature just his business but also get other businesses and make it a weekly kinda thing only for the month of NOVEMBER. So every week in November, I feature one business and promote it in my own way. The 1st 3 businesses that came in mind were; 


He is the C.E.O. of lots of businesses but our main focus for today is TiE COLLEGE but before we talk about TiE COLLEGE, Let’s get to know a lil bit about him[his background].

He goes by the name Paul Nana Kwesi Agyeman Boadu a.k.a. PAUL WEALTH. He is the only son of his parents with 7 step sisters. Akosombo, a small town in the south of the Asuogyaman District, Eastern Region, Ghana was his birth town but he comes from Adukrom, also in the Eastern region of Ghana[This wonderful town houses famous secondary schools like Nifa Secondary School and Adukrom Secondary Technical School]. 

He had both primary and nursery education at Akuse Grade School and after had his JHS education at V.R.A. Complex No. 2 then continued his Senior High School education  at Akwamuman Senior High School were he offered Business, then to University of Ghana, Legon[Ghana's premier University] where he obtained his first degree.

Paul Wealth, C.E.O. of TiE COLLEGE
That’s basically about the C.E.O. Now, let’s talk about.........TiE COLLEGE.


“Why Ties and how I got the name?????? WOW...Ok, it was on a faithful Sunday after church service and during our usual meeting with our dear Pastor, Rev. Isaac Talent Yeboah, he chipped in the idea of one having his/her own business with the reason being that we will able to have time for the things of the Lord; 
He mostly talks of that so that day was another day to re-echo what he has been saying. He then made the statement “You can even sell ties, because this is a tie church” And that was when I caught the idea of selling ties. 

So since that day [meeting] I started thinking of the name to brand that idea. It took me a week to come up with the name TiE COLLEGE

The name COLLEGE came up because the vision I have was to sell varieties of Ties and it’s accessories so likewise a college being an educational institution that provides a higher form of education and not forgetting it’s highly and recognized awarding power, I then decided to merge both names that came up as TiE COLLEGE; to provide high quality of various ties and its accessories. I must say TiE COLLEGE is a world on its own.

I started in MARCH, 2017 but it’s funny HOW IT ALL STARTED. The name and it’s design were ready BUT NO CAPITAL. With high hopes; not long after that, the carrier bags (poly bags) were also ready then I later on got the Ties. That reminds me, the actually place I had in mind to get the Ties from didn’t work out but then I didn’t give up. I tried my plan B, which was a different place. I was welcomed and treated like a brother by the man.

MY EXPERIENCES!!! My pleasant moment was when I had my first client outside Accra[Kumasi to be precise], buying more than three ties. The joy was my product getting to Kumasi. Was so glad.

UNPLEASANT MOMENT???? Hmmm Well, I wouldn’t say i haven’t faced or experienced any unpleasant moment(s) but I just considered all, thus both good and bad as things that are to happen since it’s part of business. I quite remember a client who happens to work in one of the ‘big’ banks told me to bring more ties for his boss and other co-workers to have a look after he told them about it. When I sent the ties, I was told that wasn’t the ties they were expecting, only one tie was bought at a price they preferred."

TiE COLLEGE, just what you wanted !!!!!

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Monday, 30 October 2017



Excerpt from my chat with the Russian girl

So I'd been in Russia for a couple of months and I could only boast of just a hand full of Russian girls. That's sooooo "gross" or lemme say a disgrace to all my "boys" who have been looking up to me ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†
This really got to me cos whereas my mates like Steve, Zaid,Mustapha etc were getting and changing girls day in day out, I was still here with my 1 "REAL" Russian girl who later on got me disappointed and discouraged when I realized she smokes. IT WAS A KILLER BLOW MEHN ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š. I thought to myself "ei, so I'm gonna lose Dee?". I just had two options: to either let her go or try advising her to stop that habit. Hmmmmmmmmmmm

So, all these "motivated" me to up my game and also come out with strategies to "ron" or talk to Russian girls, get acquainted and possibly date them. OH YES, DATE THEM. I wanna get a "colour television" in my house.....ROTFL
So one day after class, I abandoned my mates with the excuse that I was feeling very cold so I needed to go to the hostel quick BUT I had my own ulterior motive or agenda. I wanted a Russian girl by hook or crook or lets say I WAS DESPERATE. The Russian girls I knew were less than 6 and it was only one I was very close with. I just wanted to add up to the number and improve my rankings in class. YES OOOOOOO, IN CLASS MEHN.
In class, when it came to Russian girls, I was way behind. As a matter of fact, I WAS LAST. At times, I'm unable to stand it when Steve will be telling me his escapades and how I'm missing and stuff like that.
So I went about passing CERTAIN PLACES in the cold [It was still snowing]. It wasn't easy for me at all BUT a determined mind never backs out. I went about from one street to another; ัƒะป ะกะตะฟะฐะฝะฐ ะ ะฐะทะธะฝะฐ, ัƒะป ะšัƒัะบะพะฒะฐ, ัƒะป ะœะพัะบะพะฒัะบะฐั, ัƒะป ะ‘ะพะปัŒัˆะฐั ะšะฐะทะฐั‡ัŒั- just looking for any Russian lady who will just be standing alone. MY VIM COME PAAAAAA.

Map showing the streets and also from my Hostel [A] to Campus[B]
Unfortunately for me or better still, lemme say the "gods were against me or I think my "house witches" didn't want me to progress in that aspect of my life [increasing the number of Russian girls will give me a higher chance or possibility of getting a Russian as a best friend and even to a higher calling of dating and marrying her ] YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN RIGHT?????๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

Herh, I roamed and roamed and roamed. I got fed up, tired, exhausted and above all HUNGRY. I never saw a lonely girl standing or sitting. NOT EVEN A SHADOW. It was as if they've been warned or told I was around.


So I gave up [forget the phrase I made earlier about a determined mind never backing out] and set off to my hostel. I was a lil bit disappointed BUT I WAS HUNGRY THE MORE.


The blessing was what I'd been looking and searcing for: BEAUTIFUL RUSSIAN DAMSEL.....OMG, she was standing ALONE too, just in front of a WIFI GAME SHOP.
Just there and then, I LOST MY VIM AND COURAGE. OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHH; it just disappeared into thin air, LIKE A VAPOUR. 
I walked majestically, passed her by a few meters then started hitting my head with my hand [I just felt that was it]. "I've been served with a great meal and i'm rejecting it "

I was already regretting....Gathered some vim by summoning the courage and bravery of Yaa Asantewaa [my inner Yaa Asantewaa was unleashed]and also the forces of my ancestors.....ROTFL.....As they entered into me, I retreated to just do jsutice to the girl. 


Yaa Asantewaa [c. 1840-17th October 1921] was the queen mother of Ejisu in the Ashanti Empire-now part of modern day Ghana. She was appointed by her brother Nana Akwasi Afrane Opese, the ruler of Edwesu. During her brother's reign, Yaa Asantewaa saw the Ashanti Confederacy go through a series of events that threatened it's furutre, including war from 1883 to 1888.

One of the notable events was when the British governor-general of the Gold Coast, Frederick Hogson demanded the Golden Stool [the symbol of the Asante Empire]. This request led to a secret meeting of the members of the Asante government at Kumasi. There was a disagreement among those present on how to go about it. Yaa Asantwaa who was present at this meeting, stood and addressed the members of the council with these now-famous words:
“Now I have seen that some of you fear to go forward to fight for our king. If it were the brave days of Osei Tutu, Okomfo Anokye and Opoku Ware I, chiefs would not sit down to see their king taken without firing a shot. No white man could have dared to speak to the Chief of Asante in the way the governor spoke to you chiefs this morning. Is it true that the bravery of Asante is no more? I cannot believe it. It cannot be! I must say this: if you, the men of Asante, will not go forward, then we will. I shall call upon my fellow women. We will fight the white men. We will fight till the last of us falls on the battlefield.”

This is the first and only example for a woman to be given that role in Asante history.
The Great Yaa Asantewaa
Photo Credit: Google Search


I approached and the conversation started…..YAY, “ma hitti jackpot” meaning “I just hit a jackpot” ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

Me: ะฟั€ะธะฒะตั‚ [hi]

Her: ะฟั€ะธะฒะตั‚ [hi]

Me: *I pretended I understood lil Russian so I decided to kinda stutter* ะขั‹……ะฟะพะฝะธะผะฐะตัˆัŒ…….ะฟะพ ะฐะฝะณะปะธะนัะบะธ? [Do you……understand……English?]

Her: ะงัƒั‚ัŒ ั‡ัƒั‚ัŒ [small small]

Me: *gave her a sad face ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ. It was all in my plan of “ronning” her* I then took out my iPhone [flexing levels…LOL] and typed “Do you know where I can do some printing” using my translator.

Her: She said “NO” pointing at where we were standing to check there.

Me: *I didn’t know what to say again* so I said “Thank You” and entered the shop knowing perfectly well they don’t render printing services. Spent some few seconds and came out to tell her “NO” and just left.

I didn’t know what to tell her again………….OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH

As I was leaving, I felt I’d not finished with the job so I returned [I believe I was surrounded by a cloud of witnesses so as I was leaving, they were cheering me up not to give up ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†....HAHAHAHAHAHA]

One of my favorite scriptures:
“Hebrews 12:1: Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.”

I then typed on my phone “Sorry, I didn’t ask for your name, I’m Matthew”

Her: I'm 
…… *She mentioned a nice and a popular Russian name but unfortunately, I’ve forgotten ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ž*

Me: “Where do you stay?”

Her: "Engels"

Me: “WOW, That’s where I go to church”

Her: "OK"

Me: *I joyfully and happily asked* “Could you give me your number?” 

At this point, i'd gotten ahead of my self THEN THE SHOCKER CAME.

Her: “I have a boyfriend”

WWWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Jeez, it was that bad mehn. I just wanted your number and the excuse or reply you had to give was that??? I was shocked to the core mehn. I just said “Thank You” and left.

I HURRIEDLY left as if I was being pursued ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ, straight to my hostel to eat. I didn’t even think about it on my way.

WASTED TIME!!!!!!!!! 

Monday, 23 October 2017


NEW STUDENTS’ PARTY [ International Church, Saratov ]


Everything about and concerning this party was against me ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข

I had a class on that particular day, the party was to start an hour before I close from school and also I hadn’t gotten acquainted with lots of people in the church especially the new students. I only knew King Sowah who was my mate in Senior High School, Gabriel from Namibia and a couple of my Ghanaian peeps.

On the day of the party, my class was late afternoon to 18:00 and the party was to start at 17:00. This time around I didn’t want to miss class at all [I’d become a “kobolor” or truant for quite too long ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚] so I devised a plan and that was to miss the 2nd period of Russian Grammar Class. I would just disappear during smoking break.
So I just took one of my best clothes, ironed and hanged it. Also got my jeans and sneakers well cleaned and ready. I just wanted to look dapper and ๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š

So I told a couple of my mates about my plan; Steve, Mustapha and Zaid, thinking they’d aid me in giving a nice excuse. But unknowingly to me they’d planned to make me pay for all the class night outs I have been missing.

“My mates and I had scheduled to always go out on Saturday nights to have fun. They always return the following day but due to some reasons, I always ‘brown’ them. It’s either I put my phone off, tell my flat mate to say I am not around or go to Triumph Mall, sit there till it’s late." “OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH hmmmmmmmm, I’m revealing all my secrets. I’m sorry guys but you guys don’t know ‘NO’ for an answer…..LOL.

My mates were supportive, caring and above all LOVING. The love they showed me especially Steve, Ali, Mustatpha, Zaid and Nadeen was something else mehn. I have never felt that kinda love from people from different nationalities before.ะฏ  ะ›ะฎะ‘ะ›ะฎ  ะ’ะะก  ะ‘ะ ะะขะฌะฏ ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“ "I love you brothers" 

A couple of my mates and I.

So they told our teacher I wanted to go home so she said after the break, READING TEST


As I showed my displeasure, my mates were rejoicing and laughing because of two things: hijacking my party and also they said my Russia sounds funny. So if I’m to use 2 mins to read a page or Russian text, I use about 5 mins to finish it cos they’d laugh at any word I pronounce. They said my Russian sounds funny. Well, that's to them.
P.S. : Please don't tell me to speak Russian anytime you see or meet me ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

So Steve began reading.

I’m always the last but 3 to read cos of my sitting position. When it got to my turn, I was just about to read then she said “ะะฑะดัƒะป ะ›ะฐั‚ะธั„, ั‡ะธั‚ะฐะนั‚ะต” meaning “Abdul Latif, read”. She skipped or better still, lemme say “jumped me”WHAT!!!!!!!!! 
I raised my head to look at her direction and all I got was a smiling face. Like seriously????????

Well ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Despite my shock, I was a lil bit happy cos after Abdul Latif reads, Ahmed will read then we are done AND CLOSE……YAY.
But to my utter dismay and amazement, after they were done, my teacher remembered I’d not read. [I was given a smiling face some minutes ago too ooooooo] 


Apparently, it was all in the plan to hijack my party. She opened the next page and WHAT A WOW ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ [a whole page for me to read], looked at it, looked at her with my mournful face ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ and said “ะŸะพั‡ะตะผัƒ?” which means “why?” . I was met with “ะงะธั‚ะฐั‚ัŒ” meaning “read”

My Russian Grammar teacher, Anastasia is the most friendly teacher I've ever met in my life. She makes learning sooooooo easy and simple for us. She's sooooooo friendly too. "ะกะฟะฐัะธะฑะพ ัƒั‡ะธั‚ะตะปัŽ ะทะฐ ะฒะฐัˆะธ ัƒัะธะปะธั ะธ ะฟั€ะตะดะฐะฝะฝะพัั‚ัŒ ะดะตะปัƒ. ะฏ ะ›ะฎะ‘ะ›ะฎ ะขะ•ะ‘ะฏ ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“"

JUST A WORD [NO EXPLANATION AT ALL]The way things had gone so far, I knew I was doomed cos on top of that my mates would laugh at every word or sentence I read.
So I totally forgot about it [ALL HOPE WAS LOST], read and fooled. I intentionally made funny sounds whiles reading to just spice things up and make them laugh the more. 

We closed at exactly 18:12. TIME WAS FAR GONE but I still wanted to go.

NOW, my problem was either to go to my hostel, wash down and wear my clothes or just go straight to the venue. I decided to just go straight cos picking a bus would also delay me.
So after deciding to just go straight to the party in my normal school attire, I went to "Astrahanskaya Street" to board a bus. It was snowing heavily so I immediately jumped onto the next available bus[Bus Number 11] even though all the seats were occupied. I STOOD LIKE THAT THROUGHOUT THE RIDE.

In Russia, their transportation system is unlike Ghana’s [what I am used to] where driver’s mate would be calling out [shouting] where the bus is heading to. But in Russia each bus has a number corresponding to where it goes or heads toward. All locations have been written boldly and clearly in front and side of each bus or train.

Public Transport in Ghana
[the driver's mate calling out where the bus is heading towards] PHOTO CREDIT: Google

Public Transport in Russia
[the locations and bus numbers boldly written on the bus.] PHOTO CREDIT : Google
As soon as I got to the church premises, I went straight to the changing room for some warmth, took off my jacket and then entered the auditorium.

Immediately I entered I was surprised to see the number of new students present. They were very many. Especially, THE LADIES…OMG ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒDifferent colors, shapes, faces. I MEAN VARIETIES; If I was given the opportunity to pick just one, I don’t think I would have been able to. THEY WERE ALL LOOKING GORGEOUS.

Just there and then, Mary Peters [the MC] called us to be seated. In the middle of her speech she realized the South Africans were sitting together at one side of the auditorium. She then brought this idea that each table should have different nationalities and should have four or five people at a table.

After the shuffling I got seated at a table with two ladies and a gentleman; two South Africans[Sol and Bril] and an Angolan lady [Bea. NOW, it was time for introduction, hmmmmmm….but during this kind of intro there was less tension in me because you happen to just stand, mention your name, country and city. It was that simple.

After, We had a couple of fun and thrilling activities. Later on, juice and pastries was served.

It was time for socialization ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡

I became extremely happy as if I could do something but nothing give me too. But this time around I did something by interacting with those I sat with. 
These peeps were fun to be with, but one thing I realized was the two ladies were shy especially Bea and it was because she didn't understand English at all. I then downloaded a Portuguese translator on my phone so I aid her. We spoke about our countries and other interesting stuffs whilst I still translated for Bea. 

Food was later served. I'd gotten acquainted with Sol, Bea and Bril a little so my shyness level had reduced to about . I didn't look at them at all, I devoured the food to the fullest ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

[P.S. : Please don't think far cos I don't eat much.]

Later on Pastor Todd came to talk briefly to us and we were dismissed.

Pastor Todd

I was so into Bril, OMG!! She is so beautiful and I just wanted her number but the problem was I didn’t know how to go about it. What a task! Lots of things came in mind which made me reluctant:

  • I was shy a lil bit and didn't know how I was gonna go about it.  
  • I felt guilty because I thought Bea would think I spoke to her often so I should have taken hers rather.  
  • Also, Sol will realize am into his country girl and not befriend him [he really asked lots of questions about Ghana].

As all these run through my mind, I came up with a plan to satisfy everyone. I chose to ask for their numbers. In my mind I was going to delete Sol and Bea’s numbers and focus more on Bril. #BadMind lol

After getting their numbers, I went home a fulfilled boy ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†.

Monday, 5 June 2017



A week before the party, Martha, Victor and I were discussing about the party at church[The Baptist Church,Engels] and I made them aware I wasn't gonna go because I would be stressed up BUT that wasn't the main reason. 
The actual reason was, I thought Victor and Benjamin wouldn't attend which will make me feel bored and alone sort of [I just wouldn't enjoy the party]. They are the peeps I feel comfortable with cos I've known them for long. 

After saying that, Martha said 'wu ky3r3 wu hu papa' ['wu ky3r3 wu hu papa' means ‘too known’ as locally known in Ghana. ‘Twi’ is the language and it is the most popular and spoken language in Ghana.]
I was like 'oh no....didn't finished my statement' then she said 'frih)' which means 'leave there'…Lol. 
I'm already in her bad books because of my attitude of always being on phone whilst being around people and friends [I do that when I feel uncomfortable or with people I rarely know] and my statement of not going worsened it. Hmmmmm
She was even supposed to give me one of our church girl's number kraaaaaa. I spoilt everything

To Martha : "It's not like that ooooooo. I just feel comfortable when Victor and Benjamin are with me. Their presence makes me feel OK wherever I find myself"

With anxiety, I started the countdown to the party. Surprisingly, the days approached faster than it should. 


Woke up late as usual but there was a twist. I skipped class out of laziness and also wanted to have time for my self concerning the attire to wear. *Wanted to look exceptional*
As usual, I asked Bae [Bae is a friend I like soooooooo much. Please, don’t think far. *I AM STILL SINGLE as at the time I'm writing this*] what attire to wear. She chose one of my African Attires but I was skeptical about it cos the information I had was, THE PARTY IS A DINNER so I felt something OFFICIAL would have been the ideal outfit. I chose a white long sleeves with sea blue jeans, sent pictures and her reply was "GREATBUT I WAS STILL SKEPTICAL ABOUT IT cos I felt the color combination wasn’t right. Took my shower, got dressed up; wore my new 'kick' ๐Ÿ˜„ then waited for Victor.
Victor and I had planned to go together cos I didn’t know the place. Also, he had to go early cos of something he'd been assigned to do. He came few minutes later, Got my Jacket, met him at the bus stop and off we went. On our way, my tummy started "doing me logoligi". 
When I woke up that morning, I was sooooooooooo hungry but I felt lazy to cook. Told Bae about it and she advised me to cook something little but I refused and jokingly said ‘I’m not gonna eat and that I’m putting my hope and ‘stomach’ on the FOOD that will be served at the party.’  
SHE SAID, "EI NII, YOOOOOOOOOOO" She doesn't talk much when it comes to something she tells me to do and I'm being adamant or relunctant.

When we alighted, I told Victor about my tummy rumbling and that I’d not eaten the whole day cos I’d put my hope on the food that will be served. We laughed, spoke about it [the kinda food that will be served and how we gonna devour it paaaaaaaaa] till we got to the venue. IT WAS SOOOOOOO COLD MEHN ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข
Cos of what he had been assigned, we were basically the first people to arrive [The Vice President of NUGS Saratov, Mr. Kojo and about two peeps where already there getting the place set up]. After everything was done and ready, people were still not in so we used the time to take a couple of pics. 
For me in particular, I said when lots of peeps start trooping in, I’ll be very shy so I hurriedly took lots of them. They turned out to be great pics ๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿ˜— #dope

Posing with the flowers
With Kojo, Vice President of NUGS Saratov

My Boss,Victor 


About 10 Minutes later, peeps started trooping in and settling down. When the place got full a little bit, out of nowhere; Kojo said our sitting arrangement wasn’t right and that all the new students should sit together [I was sitting with Victor so I changed my seat to sit with the New Students]. Still Kojo wasn’t cool with it cos the guys were sitting at one side whiles the ladies were also sitting at the other end of the table. We were kinda reluctant to get mixed up so he walked over to reshuffle us once again.

Some of the New Students

OMG……..Luck wasn’t on my side at all ๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜“
With my tummy doing it's own thing[still rumbling], I had Queen sitting by me. It was crazy for me mehn. I just didn’t want any yawa move biaaaaaa to happen.
After our sitting arrangement was sorted out, IT WAS TIME FOR INTRODUCTION
I thought to myself "YIE, all eyes will be on ME. What if I start stuttering or make a mistake" but i consoled my self with "I AM A BIG BOY" LOL

As the norm required, we [New Students] were to start followed by the Current Students then the Executive Body. We were 9 in number and I happened to be the 8th person to introduce myself. Before it got to my turn, I had planned to be so brief then go to my seat. *"kpakpakpa movement" or "fast fast"*

Prince 2 "Sarkodie"


Prince 1 "The Birthday Boy"

When it finally got to my turn, I walked majestically to the front in my tensed mood. 

Did my introduction, spoke a lil bit about my blog, DIARY OF THE LABADI BOY IN RUSSIA [Wanted to promote or hype myself small……LOL] and also answered a couple of questions [Diary of the Labadi Boy in Russia: Why I started? Whether I've written before? The Way Forward? Etc. and also How to say "What is your name?" in Russian - "ะšะฐะบ ะฒะฐั ะทะพะฒัƒั‚?" ]
Introducing myself


Still talking about Labadi Boy
After we all were done, the Current Students came to also introduce themselves. It was crazy mehn. Most of them did theirs in a funny and hilarious way but a few were serious about theirs.

Some of the Current Students

Some of the Current Students

Some of the Current Students

Some of the Current Students

Some of the Current Students

FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY, It was time for interaction/socialization [NOT THE GH SOCIALIZATION TYPE WHERE SOME PEEPS WILL BE DOING "SOME WAY SOME WAY" THINGS] but I am not the sociable type.
[Debbie, at friend of Central University College, Ghana said I talk a lot but only to people I’m comfortable with and trust]. I guess it’s so then cos I didn’t feel like talking at all.All I was doing was just typing and thinking about my next post of THE LABADI BOY IN RUSSIA.
I KNOW IT'S BAD BUT HMMMMMMM, I JUST CAN'T HELP IT OR I'M A DULL BOY???? Well.........NO NO NO,I'm not a dull boy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Few minutes later, orange juice with pastry was served. Miraculously, my rumbling tummy disappeared JUST LIKE THAT. It’s shocking how at the SIGHT OF "SOMETHING THAT LOOKED LIKE FOOD" MY TUMMY STOPPED MAKING “NOISE” ROTFL
Just when they were about serving us, one of the new students said ‘I WANT FIGURE’ .Till now, I still don’t understand what it meant and me too, I’ve not gotten the chance to ask him.


As a Ga boy [that doesn’t mean all Ga boys], I like HEAVY FOOD. Moreover, I wasn’t used to taking appetizers before MAIN DISHES...NO NO NO
So here I was acting as a "gentleman" and doing "big boy" things BUT NOTHING give me too oooooo…LOL

We had a guest musician,Nigerian [who happens to be a student in my school, Saratov State University] by the name De Emperor [HE IS DAMN GOOD MEHN especially when it comes to singing cool or love songs.] 
Check him out De Emperor performing "ะฏ ะขะ•ะ‘ะฏ ะ›ะฎะ‘ะ›ะฎ" "I Love You"

De Emperor Introducing himself
So whiles taking our appetizer, he was introduced to give us some beautiful music. He came on stage with his guitar and sang a popular love song [forgotten the title] to just open the floor. After, He performed with one of the New Students [Prince the Rapper] whose birthday was coincidentally that day. Prince gave some freestyle rap bi. Chaley, IT WAS SOOOOOOOOOO COOL especially with the guitar beat.

De Emperor and Prince 1
Later on, De Emperor did his rendition of Fuse Odg's Azonto BUT most of us seemed unperturbed: Some were on their phones Snap Chatting, Facebooking, WhatsApping and stuff [like ME....I WAS NUMBER ONE. I WAS JUST ON MY PHONE TYPING AND NOTING DOWN MY OBSERVATIONS FOR MY BLOG] and others were watching the 'El Clasico' [Barcelona versus Real Madrid which ended 1 all. Barcelona took the lead in the 53rd minute through Luis Suarez THEN SERGIO RAMOS DID IT AGAIN in the 90th minute. He leapt to head in a Luka Modric delivery to score a dramatic equalizer].

He was a lil bit disappointed [How did I know????? Well, it was written all over his face AND as human as we are, when you doing something and it’s not being appreciated, you lose the zeal or vim to continue. JUST LIKE A FOOTBALL MATCH AND THE SUPPORTERS CHEERING YOU UP. IT BOOSTS YOUR MORALE…..IT’S A NATURAL PHENOMENON]

*MY THOUGHTS* I soooooooo believe and think the timing of his performance wasn’t 'right' cos most of us were unsettled sort of. I think we were not ready for his performance YET. THE GUY IS DOPE AND EVERYONE KNEW IT.

*So he wrapped it up and left [The excuse I heard was, he was going to perform somewhere so he just came to pass by BUT still kraaaa, WE DISAPPOINTED HIM ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ž

Veronica [one of the Current Students] came to deliver a MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH. Even though it was long, it was worth listening cos all the things she spoke about were deep. She also gave a little advice on us not giving up despite the harsh weather conditions [WINTER, I hate it] and stuff.

Veronica giving her motivational speech
In the middle of her speech, my rumbling tummy came again and THIS TIME, It was getting out of hand. Sitting by a lady[Queen] too, OMG I felt soooooooo uneasy and uncomfortable. I was just making my tummy "stiff" so that the sound stays just within me else “yawa go pae” and I would have been sooooo ashamed. IT WASN'T EASY AT ALL. I HAD TO ENDURE. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ


Immediately she was done, they started serving…YAY,  FOOD IS IN๐Ÿ˜†!!!I SAID WITHIN ME “OH GOD, I THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH. Tears of joy were flowing in my spirit.. Just then and there, I realized I was STILL SITTING BY Queen and sitting by a lady to eat has always been very difficult for me especially when I really don’t know the person or I ain’t close to her. So,I started thinking of how to relocate and sit by Victor. I got a plan and the plan was to just go sit by Victor and pretend as if I'm showing him something then I remain seated till I’ve been served. IT WORKED cos no one asked why I’d changed my seat.

Everyone was Finally served then we started doing "justice" to the food.
Jollof with two different types of Salad with Chicken. YAYTHIS IS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. "REAL FOOD"


I just couldn't stop eating

Posing with food in my mouth

I just couldn't leave the chicken alone

The President [Mary] came to deliver her speech [it was very short ๐Ÿ˜™ ] and also introduced her team [THE EXECUTIVES : Mary - The President ; Kojo - The Vice President; Caroline - The Secretary ; Gifty - The Treasurer ; Benjamin - The Electoral Commissioner etc.]. The Vice President came to talk for a while then they all went back to their seats to EAT

From Left to Right : Gifty [Treasurer], Mary [The President], Kojo [Vice President],
Efia Sadam [OMG, I've forgotten her position] and Caroline [Secretary]
After we had finished eating, Jude [One of the Current Students] was invited to come and perform with another new student, Prince 2. He also rapped but very fast. Sarkodie kinda style, ukr.

Her voice was soooooooo melodious that I had chills. I’ve heard her sing a few times at church [The Baptist Church,Engels] but this performance was toooooooo dope ๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜™. I soooooooo wanted to give her a standing ovation but was very shy [Peeps would have been like,ei this guy too what's up] Her performance was soooooooo exquisite and classic.
It got everyone wowed to the extent of someone giving her some Rubles[Russian currency] and another person giving his suit to her. After she was done, she was given a resounding applause.
IT WAS SOMETHING ELSE MEHN. Martha was tooooooo much that day.

Later on, the birthday boy [Prince] was called on stage, we sang happy birthday and as a treat, he was asked to pick a lady to dance with. He picked the President cos he was shy of almost all the girls[ I think so].

After, We [New Students] were asked to come to the floor to dance. 
Sammy doing his own thing on the dance floor
I asked my self .
EI, DANCE???????. ME,do I know how to dance?????? This one di33333, OVER ME. 
Even at church kraaaaa, I don't dance. I just move left and right and that's all. I have a friend back home at church who is just LIKE ME. She doesn't know how to dance one bit. Lemme not blow my own trumpet BUT I'm even better than her...ROTFL #Rita #MissTradeFair

Immediately I heard that, I pretended to be having heart burns and went out. Just when I got to the corridor and thought I was FREE then and there, I GOT CAUGHT by Gifty [The Treasurer].  OH,WHAT A MISFORTUNE๐Ÿ˜ญ!!!!! Gave her all the excuses in the world but still she sent me in to join my colleagues.....Hmmmmmmmm
Sister Gifty,the thing go me papa.....LOL

The Dance Floor
Coincidentally OR lemme say God being on my side, my paddies [Victor and Benjamin] were just about to leave so I said "oh yes, this is it. THANK GOD". But as we were leaving, I GOT CAUGHT AGAIN. WHY ME????????๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
But this time around, It was from my boss Kojo [The Vice President] He told me to stay cos the party was organised because of us and me leaving isn't cool. I pleaded and pleaded till He allowed me to go.
I gave the excuse that I will be going to church at 10 am the following day so I needed to have enough rest. YAY 
Honestly, It was true. My church[The Baptist Church] starts at 10 am and since It's in the next City,Engels I always have to leave home an hour earlier. From SARATOV to ENGELS.

We left there few minutes past 22:00, took a taxi then straight to my hostel. I alighted then off it went to drop them Victor and Benjamin.

As I undressed and laid in bed, I started thinking whether I made the RIGHT CHOICE OF LEAVING or NOT. I DIDN'T EVEN TAKE DESSERT. 

Also this would have been the PERFECT OPPORTUNITY for me TO SOCIALIZE, GET TO KNOW PEOPLE and most importantly PROMOTE MY BLOG, Diary Of The Labadi Boy In Russia. 


THE PARTY WAS A SUCCESS. THANKS TO GOD, Mary [ Our President], Kojo [Vice President], The Executives and EVERYONE.


Mary, The President

Prince being sandwich by Gifty and Mary[From L-R]

Martha leading the "pack" lol


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