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Opinions of Saturday, 25 February 2012

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.

Woyome & JJ’s Silence: Trotro Gossip

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

Papa Driver stop for me oh
Eh! Papa Oga, how go the go
Ah! Woyome Motorcade dey now
Hmm! Motorcade push JJ off road
Hmm! JJ, the boom dey silent
Ah! Woyome matter silence JJ
But JJ dey speak for we the poor
Well dis one JJ be silent oh
Na why our great JJ be silent
Papa Oga, me I don’t know oh
May be JJ dey plan to kill am
Eh! JJ never kill for fun oh
Ah! JJ kill Kutu and co
But Kutu & co be corrupt
Ah! Woyome too corrupt paa
Today JJ no go talk la
And why JJ no for talk la
If JJ talk Woyome go talk

Oga make you na push a little
The hard seat done full up oh
Ah! Wait the driver go do am
Yes, the driver go break soon
Ah! The driver done break
Ha ha haa! More seat space
Ah! Driver do am like Mills
Hm! Mills break for Woyome

Oga you see that expensive car
Ah! That be one of them Ministers
I hear say that car cost $100, 000
Na you surprise cars plenty la
Hmm! Make you say am again
And we dey suffer for trotro
Talk about dirty useless hospitals
Talk about broken dirty schools
Talk about bad bad bad roads
And bad Parliament equipment
And so so cars we dey buy

Oga! Ah! Here come motorcade
Eh! Another motorcade don come
Na that be Great Togbe Woyome
Eh! Togbe Woyome for motorcade
Togbe Woyome dey like he no dey
I tell you Woyome go walk free
Ah! He go walk free like motorcade

Oga, you say JJ dey for this world
Yes, JJ dey like he no dey
He sabe everything in Ghana
Ah! JJ be good man proper
Yes, JJ dey always talk for us
JJ Speak for the we the poor
Yes JJ dey love we the poor

Oga so why JJ dey keep quiet la
Whetin you ever see JJ quiet
JJ dey speak him mind for all
JJ don’t tire for Mills oh

Oga JJ talk it all
JJ say say it all and all
JJ talk greedy bastards
JJ talk Mills’ Team B
JJ talk Mills’ incompetence
JJ talk Atta Mortuary man
JJ talk Atta go slow
JJ talk Atta Konongo Kaya
JJ talk Awonoor appointing Aides
JJ talk Mills useless government
JJ talk Mills the sick man
JJ talk Mills kill NDC
JJ talk Mills give way for Konadu

Oga! Hmm! JJ talk all about Atta Mills
JJ never talk Atta Mills’ tribal politics
Na true true paa

Oga! Hmm! JJ talk all about Atta Mills
JJ never talk Woyome
Na true true paa

Papa Driver I go get down here
Eh! Oga, we go talk another time
Ah! This Woyome Motorcade
Motorcade push JJ off road

*Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D., is a nationalist Denkyira beauty. She is a trained
oral historian cum sociologist and Professor in the USA. She lives in Pennsylvania
with her great mentor and teaches Africa-area studies at a college in Maryland. In
her pastime, she writes what critics have called “populist hyperbolic, satirical”
poetry. She can be reached at