YesiYesi Annual Review: 2014- Part 2

Fashion Icon of The Year


We do not know her name but what we do know is that this woman stole the show at this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. With her low cut rag, this unknown woman certainly caught the eye of fashion experts. Talk about pushing fashion boundaries.

Most Successful Fundraising Event of The Year


The Woyome Ice Bucket Challenge. Friends of the embattled Ghanaian businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome, did not shy away from chucking a bucket of ice cold water over their heads to help raise money to repay the GHC 51.2 million owed to the state.  Alfred’s best pal, Martin Amidu, was at the forefront of this fundraising campaign.  What are friends for?

Biggest Supporter of The Occupy Movement 


Hanna Tetteh. Obviously disappointed by the low turn out to the July 1 demonstration, the honourable took to Twitter to vent her frustration. What a twit tweet!


Most Remorseful Public Official of The Year 


Elvis Afriyie Ankrah. Images of the sobbing former Youth and Sports Minister melted the hearts of his harshest critics. He surely deserves forgiveness after shedding such genuine crocodile tears.


The Most Generous Ghanaian of The Year

Larry ‘Angola’ Acheampong. Give, and it shall be given unto you; a good $20,000, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall Lying Larry give unto the phantom Angolan. For the $20,000 Lying Larry gave, was the same amount that ended up in his pocket.


Copyright Breach of The Year


This award could have easily gone to a host of Ghanaian and Nigerian news websites for using YesiYesi Ghana stories wihout giving due credit, but the dwarfs are a forgiving bunch and have decided to confer this honour on the authorities and residents of the city of Accra. The elders of Nzulezu were, to put it lightly, outraged by the continued attempts by the authorities and residents of Accra to replicate water-based communities.


President’s Favourite Game of The Year


Ever wondered what a hardworking president does for entertainment and relaxation? Ministerial musical chairs! With a few chairs and Daddy Lumba’s ‘Yentie Obiaa,’ the president shuffles his ministers like a pack of cards. Whoever does not dance to the music is a goner for real.

Greatest Show of Brotherly Love 


The different factions within the National Patriotic Party did not shy away from a public show of their bloody brotherly love for each other. The machete wielding display was a thing to behold.


Prophet of The Year


Mahamudu Bawumia. Forget about the Cedi commander and his pal who prophesied that the Black Stars will progress beyond the group stages at the World Cup in Brazil.  Bawumia’s prophesy about Ghana going for an IMF bailout came to pass. Like a true prophet, he delivered his prophesy with no caveats. He said it will happen and it sure did.


Most Poorly Treated Civil Servant of The Year

Mrs Lauretta Lamptey

Lauretta Lamptey. Foxes have holes and birds have nests, but the boss of CHRAJ has no place to call home. Is it not a shame we cannot provide a decent accommodation for this honourable woman? All she gets for being of great disservice to this nation is a disgraceful $450-a-day hotel room. She deserves better!


Most Hardworking Civil Servants of The Year

Ghosts at the National Service Secretariat. No other group of civil servants are more deserving of commendation than the over 20,000 ghosts working at the National Service Secretariat. They surely deserve every pesewa of that GHC7.9 million they got paid.


Greatest Circus Show of The Year


True to expectation, Ghana’s greatest circus grounds, The House of Parliament, produced the greatest circus show of the year. Ghanaians were treated to a super-charged acrobatic display of imbecility combined with a spectacular act of waving China-made papers inscribed with the text “BRIGHT FUTURE.” Shout outs to the clown who managed to display his poster upside down.


Greatest Miracle of The Year

Living in Ghana is in itself a miracle but this particular incident is something else. An HIV/AIDS positive woman who happens to be an ambassador of the Ghana AIDS Commission was miraculously cured without showering in olive oil or with a bottle of sacred water. It is also a miracle that T.B Joshua has not claimed credit for Joyce Mensah’s healing.



RIP Komla Dumor, Prof. Marian Ewurama Addy, Kofi Ansah and Castro

Let’s not forget the Chibok girls

And shout out to Martin Amidu and Ivor Kobbina Greenstreet- the truth spewing demon.


It’s been one hell of a year, but let’s step into the New Year armed “with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.” — Oprah Winfrey

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