Bucket lists are activities or ideas one wishes to implement before they die. Do I have five things I would like to do before I die? That is quite challenging to answer but for now, these activities are what come to mind:
Take a leisure walk on the Osu-Oxford street – One day, I would like dress casually, put on a simple pair of slippers and take a walk on the Osu Oxford Street. To readers who are not familiar with this neighbourhood, Osu Oxford Street in Accra-Ghana, is your typical urban area that has good restaurants lined up on both sides of the street. I would love to sample all the foods served in the eating places lined up on this street.
Become a Full-time Blogger – Another thing I would like to do at a point in time is to be a full-time blogger. I dream of keeping several blogs on different subjects and posting content on them regularly. I will not care too much about the incentives that come with blogging but I will only write because I love it when people read what I have shared.
Author a Christian Novel – I would love to be a renowned author of a Christian novel that would have its setting right here in Ghana. This is a project I have been contemplating on undertaking for a while but I haven’t put into action yet.
Take a real vacation – I dream of taking a long vacation alone (to precede the writing on my novel, hence, would meditate and come up with a concept) or with my husband (to have the honeymoon that we haven’t had yet). I do not have a destination in mind even though the location should have an element of water (beach or pool).
To be able to walk around freely – Now, this wouldn’t have been on my bucket list a few weeks ago but due to what the world is currently facing, walking freely, breathing good air and going wherever you want to go to without thinking of what you are inhaling can be on bucket list. Shouldn’t it?
This post is the second of the 21-day lock down blogging challenge asking bloggers to list five items on their bucket list.
After sharing 7 Christian Radio Shows You’d Absolutely Love last month, our attention was drawn to a number of Christian programmes on the airwaves in Accra and we took some time to listen to them and we’ve come up with this compilation:
Altar of Worship with Naadu Ollennu on Radio XYZ 93.1FM
Sometimes when the weather is very warm on weekdays, what you crave for is not the usual talk shows on politics or sports, but, some soothing gospel tunes and that is exactly what Naadu Oleenu provides for listeners from 1-3pm on Radio XYZ 93.1FM. Her selection of music is quite impeccable and her voice tone, very soothing for the afternoon. During the show, she poses questions to her listeners and reads out the responses in such a conversational tone you may feel she’s actually speaking with you. Before the show ends, she reads out a quote which is designed to uplift anyone listening to programme.
WARNING: Make sure you tune off just in time when she is signing off, especially, if you are not a fan of loud dancehall or rap tunes. The transition from Altar of Worship to the next programme is so abrupt that immediately there is a switch, the drivetime host starts dropping some loud, ‘hard’ tunes or rap, depending on his selection of the day. What we would suggest is a gradual take-over, maybe, an advert or two would not be bad for fans of not-so-loud music to gently tune off.
Drive Melodies with Kwaku Sampson on Sweet Melodies 94.3 FM
From 5-8PM on weekdays, except on Wednesdays, Kwaku Sampson hosts Drive Melodies on Sweet Melodies 94.3 FM. This is a mix-bag or a combination of several segments interspersed with good gospel tunes. Sometimes he holds discussions with a co-host or guests. The recent one had a singing competition where callers sang and winners selected at the end of the show. The constants on the show are the good tunes which will keep you grooving while you drive home and the testimony segment where a tape is played with someone sharing an inspiring story. This is definitely an option for listeners who may not be interested in long and dragging news discussions on the other stations. You’ll get updates on what is happening around the world in their news at 6pm and afterwards, it’s inspiration throughout.
Keys and Strings with Danny Attah on Sweet Melodies 94.3 FM
This is a ‘free’ on-air seminar for chorister and musicians in the church which is aired on Saturdays, from 9am -10am. The show seems quite popular assessing from the calls and text messages they receive from the listeners. The panel, led by Danny Attah, take a topic each week relating to choir management, come up with ideas around it and discuss. The panelists mostly comprise of music directors and musicians in the church. On some Saturdays, the show is dedicated to answering questions and addressing the concerns of the listeners. Managing a choir, from what we’ve come to understand, is one of the most daunting tasks for anyone who is ill-equipped. This talk show takes listeners through what could be done to make this task less challenging. Even if you do not belong to the choir, listening to this show opens you up to what choristers go through to sing those beautiful melodies in church meetings. Musicians in the church need to be appreciated, deserve our prayers and they must make it a point to listen to this show as well.
Helpers of Our Joy on Sweet Melodies 94.3FM
This is a relationship and counselling programme aired on weekdays from 9 – 10pm. It was formerly hosted by Rev. Eddy Fabin but currently by, Rev. Alex Otoo Ankamah. During the one-hour show, a particular topic on relationships and marriage is selected and discussed by the host and his guest(s). Listeners are asked to send their questions and contributions and later, the phone lines are opened for the counsellors to help address issues live in the studio. Responses given to questions by the counsellors are biblical, sound and straight to the point with no mincing of words. If your issue seems too complicated, you are asked to call a number for further discussion. When the habit of listening to this show is cultivated, there is no way you can go wrong in your relationship or marriage.
Fam-Life on Citi 97.3 FM
Speaking of relationship and counselling shows, Fam-life on Citi 97.3 FM is another showed with that concept which is aired on Saturdays from 7am – 9am. Leticia Effah hosts the show with other renowned marriage counsellors like Amos Kevin Annan. The topics which are treated on the show are more inclined towards improving marriages but that does not stop the unmarried from listening to it. It’s always good to be prepared for what lies ahead or what do you think?
Has your favourite show been mentioned yet? If it hasn’t let us know and we’ll do the listening with you. 😊