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Solomon Buchi Shares What Masculinity is and is Not, in Celebration of International Men’s Day

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Experienced Life Coach, Public Speaker, Creative Writer, advices the Male gender on what Masculinity is, and what is not, in Celebration of the international men’s day. Appreciating every man modelling the right thing to young boys.


“Masculinity isn’t about disrespecting women yet expecting to be respected. Masculinity is not feeling like respect is your birth right because you have a penis. Respect women as much as you want to be respected.

Masculinity is not about being proud of your wanton escapades with different women, but also shaming them. Masculinity isn’t about holding women to a higher moral standard. You should be as virtuous and morally upright as you expect women to be.

Masculinity isn’t about keeping shut when your fellow boys/men do evil things to women. Masculinity should be about speak up against evil, trashing the bro code and not letting misogynistic men be comfortable around you.

Masculinity is not measured by how much you can put a woman down. It’s not a competition between you and women. A woman is capable of excellence and you should accommodate her excellence; it doesn’t make you small or less.

Stop repressing feelings in the name of masculinity. It is toxic. It’s okay to seek help, it’s okay to cry, it’s okay to need hugs and reassurance. Masculinity is not all about strength. It’s okay to be weak on some days because you’re human.

Masculinity should not be about taking advantage of vulnerable and impressionable girls. Masculinity shouldn’t be synonymous with predatory behavior. If she’s drunk; clean her up, help her, not rape her.

Masculinity shouldn’t have anything to do with not respecting and understanding the concept of consent. If a woman says NO, that is enough. Masculinity shouldn’t be about force, violation and disrespect of a woman’s choice.

Masculinity should have nothing to do blaming victims of gender based violence. If a woman is raped, it’s not her fault, no matter what she wore, no matter what she drank, no matter where she went. Men should do better by respecting CONSENT. Clothes and being drunk aren’t consent

Masculinity should have nothing to do with being domestically useless. Cooking is a basic human survival skill, cleaning and washing are same. Teach your boys how to do these things.

Masculinity should never be about irresponsibility, blatant disregard for your relationship, infidelity and unaccountability. It’s possible to be a man and be faithful, accountable and loyal, as it should be.

Lastly, masculinity should be nothing less than humanity: having compassion, human decency, healthy esteem, being in touch with your emotions. Your masculinity should not be the threat to others. I appreciate every good man modelling the right thing to young boys. We’d do better❤️”

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Kenya Pop Group Sauti Sol on E- Central

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Newscentral’s Rakiya Abdulkareem chats with award-winning Afro-pop group from Kenya, Sauti Sol about their just-released album “Midnight Train” which featured sensational artists from around Africa also discuss the effect of coronavirus on the entertainment industry in Kenya and Africa.

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The Youth Excellence Awards

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The Youth Excellence Awards (YEA), Ghana, is an awards scheme which celebrates exceptional and outstanding youth in Ghana. Those who strive to be better, and at the same time they have a positive impact on their society in their various field of work.

The scheme believes that by celebrating, acknowledging and rewarding these extraordinary youth, it helps build a good platform by having a voice and gives opportunities to the new generational leaders’ while building a great attitude in the youth to strive for excellence.

By this awards scheme individual efforts to contribute positively to the economy on the continent by striving hard with dedication and perseverance by overcoming challenges and the unfavourable economy will be admonished.

The awards board consists of Kwame Owusu Danso and John Demelo.

The awarding board is seeking outstanding youth in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, professionals in the Public and Private sectors, Health, Governance, Non-profit sectors and will recognize their achievement in business inventions and innovations and community building.

CATEGORIES 

YEA categories cover a wide range of sectors including; Leadership, Health, Education, Visual Arts, Journalism, Agriculture, Law, Sports, and Technology.

WHY YEA

To recognize and celebrate youth leaders who professionally or personally have impacted on youth through outstanding leadership.

To identify projects and achievements spearhead by youth which has produced clear value and chalked success and has benefited society (particularly, the youth)?

It’s a platform that brings all hardworking youth together to network and build business relationships.

To encourage our upcoming youth that excellence and success can be achieved at tender age.

REQUIREMENT 

For any individual to be eligible for any category of the awards scheme, the following must be met:

The candidate must be an upcoming (this should be clearly defined) living and doing business in Ghana

Nominees with mutual submissions: nominees who have no advantage over those with one submission. In essence, the selection process will not depend on the number of nominations an individual receives.

Nominations can be anonymous and letters of recommendations are not required.
Nominees must still be a youth by event date (be between the ages of 18 and 40).
Must be a youth leader, Entrepreneur/CEO, Co-founder, or COO of a firm.
Ready to travel to any of the African countries

ORGANIZERS 

The brain behind the organization of Youth Excellence Awards is the Clique Empire, which has an enviable record of organizing spectacular and successful events, including, “Take it off pool Rave,” “YES – Today,” and the Youth Excellence Awards.

BENEFITS
YEA Ghana will promote and celebrate Africa’s young change-makers, entrepreneurs, and youth leaders from all walks of life. YEA Ghana is a platform for global recognition of individuals as outstanding young achievers and youth leaders. Publication of winners in newspapers and blog sites across Ghana after the event.

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I did not cheat on 9ice – Ex-wife, Toni Payne Reveals

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9ice’s ex wife, Toni Payne, has revealed that she did not cheat on 9ice, she has however, warned fans to stop coming to her social media page accusing her of cheating on her ex-husband, 9ice.

Toni Payne said this on her Instagram page after a video of 9ice cheating on his wife, Sunkanmi with another woman went viral

There were allegations sometime ago that the marriage between Payne and 9ice crashed because she was cheating on 9ice with Ruggedman.

However, the ex-wife took to her Instagram page on Saturday insisting that she never cheated while she was married to 9ice and cursed those hurling insults at her.

She warned fans to leave her out of the recent drama surrounding 9ice and let her leave her life, adding that she has moved on.

Toni Payne said: “One of the most annoying things I have to deal with is some random idiot coming on my page to accuse me of cheating on my ex, something that never happened. I don’t know how many times I have to say this.

”One of the most annoying things I have to deal woth is some random idiot coming to my page to accuse me of cheating on my ex… something that never happened. I dunno how many times I have to say that song wasn’t about me. I helped mix and master the darn song. I’m a smart woman, why would I help out on a song that would make me look bad?

Anyways, I cursed someone who came to my page with that nonsense and honestly, I do not feel bad. False accusations ae hurtful… I have moved on and they should too. Stop coming on my page about imaginary nonsense from 10 years ago. Let me enjoy my peaceful and wonderful lie without morbid reminders. Anyone who spreads lies about me or comes to harass me about something I did not do will NEVER know peace and favor. I say this from the deepest place of my heart. Free me, abeg.
It’s been 10 years, move on and stop accusing me of cheating on my ex-husband, 9ice. I don’t know why people keep coming to my page with this, I’ve moved on please leave me alone. The fact I have to deal with this 10 years later is annoying but please leave me out of this bullshit because I don’t want any part of this.”

This is coming after 9ice publicly apologised to his wife for cheating on her.

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