- Highly-revered Ghanaian author and playwright, Ama Ata Aidoo, has been featured in the latest album of Nigerian Grammy Award nominee, Burna Boy
- The album, Twice As Tall, recognises Ama Aidoo as an advocate in shaping a positive narrative about the African image in the 12th record on the album, Monsters You Made
- Monsters You Made highlights Ama Ata Aidoo's interview she granted about imperialism and its effect on Africa years ago
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Celebrated African literary titan, Ama Ata Aidoo, has been greatly celebrated in the latest 15-track album, Twice As Tall by Nigerian afrobeat artiste, Burna Boy.
The album, which was released in August and has received worldwide acclaim, recognises Ama Ata Aidoo as an advocate in projecting a positive African image.
Burna Boy acknowledges Ama Aidoo’s contribution in shaping the African narrative in a positive perspective against western narrative that highlights Africa in the context of a poverty-stricken continent.
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Monsters You Made, which is the 12th record on Burna Boy's album, Twice As Tall, highlights the shortfalls that accompany white imperialism. It features a 23-second extract of the highly-revered Ama Ata Aidoo’s informed views during an interview she granted on imperialism and its attendant effect on Africa.
In the interview, the Ghanaian author and playwright stated that: ''since we met you people 500 years ago, look at us, we’ve given everything, you’re still taking. In exchange for that we have got nothing. Nothing! And you know it.''
Ama Ata Aidoo granted the interview in 1987 which has now become iconic in the fight towards obliterating the effect of white imperialism.
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After so many years, Nigerian and 2020 Grammy Award nominee, Burna Boy, passionately raps: ''you know we come from a place, where people smile, but it is fake, how could they smile if you look around they are surrounded by pain.''
In another story, Patricia Mawuli Nykodzi inked her name in the history books after she became Ghana’s first female pilot in 2009.
The young trailblazer joined the ranks of other notable women pioneers when she also became the first-ever Black African to be certified to build Rotax Aircraft Engines at the Regional Innovation Center, near Linz.
Patricia was born in 1988 at a village in the Volta Region, where she grew up in a mud shack. YEN.com.gh gathered that she developed a passion for flying after several years of watching planes passing over her head.
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