Apparently, popular gospel singer, Mike Abdul’s recent trip to Ghana will stay in his memory for a long time for all the good reasons owing to the fondness with which he has described his experience there.
Mike and his music group, Midnight Crew, were in Ghana recently to minister at Pastor Mensah Otabil’s church and according to the singer, he was blown away by the hotel and the positive attitude of Ghanaians.
“The best place I’ve been to recently is Accra, Ghana. I lodged in a hotel throughout my stay there and the hotel basically has everything that one may need. As a matter of fact, it is the best place I’ve visited in my life. I would compare the country to South Africa because that is where impresses me most in Africa.
They think out of the box and they don’t let their black skin define them as people who are suffering. Even if we are struggling as a people, we don’t have to look it. We should try to look like what we hope to be and I think Ghana is doing well in that aspect. There is more serenity and orderliness in Ghana than Nigeria. People obey traffic laws and things are relatively more peaceful.
“They try to maintain some ancient landmarks. We drove by some places which looked like they were still in the colonial era, but not in a bad way. They were clean and I think they’re just trying to preserve their history. As we were coming from the airport, our driver explained the history behind some of those landmarks to us with glee. I think that is something that would strike you immediately you arrive in Ghana,” Mike Abdul told Punch.
He didn’t fail to mention his love for their cuisine too, revealing that he enjoyed the famous ‘waakye’ dish during his stay. “There was also a soup I ate there which is not like the ones we’re used to in Nigeria. It is filled with onions and tomatoes. Though it is not very sweet, they love it very much in Ghana and I had to like what they like,” he said.
The singer added that Ghanaians love Nigerian music a lot as he heard them play not only Nigerian hip hop songs, but also oldies from Ebenezer Obey, Tope Alabi, King Sunny Ade and others.