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Meet the Ghanaian woman who has been driving taxi in the UK since 1987

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A Ghanaian woman who has been living in the UK for some years now has shared her experience living abroad.

Patricia Poku Amankwah affectionately called ‘Abrokyire Hemaa’ is a Ghanaian female taxi driver who finds her spot in a male-dominated industry.

In an interview with DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa, Patricia, 53, born and bred in London-UK was a hairstylist but later decided it was about time a female took the wheel.

Patricia has been driving all over London and Amsterdam to Germany for over a decade now. According to her, even though she got her driving license in 1987 she didn’t start the taxi job until early 2000.

She said, her passion for driving is what motivated her to drive taxi. Patricia pointed out that, she wanted to be a black cap driver after hairdressing and also be a self-employed woman.

Over the years she has been driving, Patricia says she attracts a lot of stares.

“I sort of understand, I am a woman in a very male dominated profession and probably they see it as a no go zone area. I know it’s not common. Sometimes I get people who look at my dressing and ask, are you sure you are the taxi driver and I say, yes I am. Anyways we got drivers with different level.” She said smiling.

But, stares and nay sayers didn’t hold her back, and now she has many clients, including celebrity and prominent people in society.

Speaking on requirements to be a taxi driver in London, Patricia said, one has to be fluent in English and be able to communicate well with people.

“To be a taxi driver in London, you have to be educated, you have to be fluent in English, if you can’t communicate with people, then you cannot be a taxi driver.” She said.

Patricia added that, she is very proud of her job and will never feel shy in doing it.

“Every work is work, as long as you’re making money out of it then its work.

Driving is my passion; I pick people all over at the airport including my friends, so there is nothing embarrassing in being a taxi driver and am even proud of it and I’m really enjoying it. So I am not shy of doing it. I’m proud of it and I still do it up till date.” Abrokyire Hemaa added.

Speaking about how it is to run both the taxi business and settle family,
the mother of three said, all her children are in the UK. She indicated that she had to travel back and forth every time.

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I get inspired to write good songs during sex – Queen Haizel

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Budding Afrobeat singer Queen Haizel has revealed how sex forms an essential component in
her music career. She made the disclosure during an interview with DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa on what inspire
her works.

According to the ‘Lover boy’ singer, she’s mostly able to compose good songs during intense
sexual bout with her partner.
“I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, my own is sex. One major inspiration is sex. Most of my songs
were inspired by sex. Like if I have good sex, it makes me think well.” She said.
Queen Haizel stated that she has other things alongside sex that influences her work.
Sleep, and good company were two other things she mentioned that inspires her when she’s
working.

Haizel also revealed how a Pastor friend once cum immediately after seeing her nakedness. She
explained, “There was this Pastor guy who wanted to date but didn’t say it from the outset. When
he visit me for lessons, he would ask me to follow him to his place to continue the lesson. One
time, I went to him and he was forcing me to sleep with him. Because he said, he haven’t had sex
for years.”
“I agree to what he said and lied down for him to do what he want to do, he took off my skirt and
pants, after seeing my nakedness, he cum immediately. That’s bad, I won’t waste my time on a
guy like that.” She said.

Queen Haizel is currently promoting her new single ‘Yetwem’ which literally means “we cancel
it”. She featured a young talented rapper from Cape Coast Wagez Rap. Haizel goes hard on this
masterpiece and advised everyone to put an end to all evil acts.

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My Song Isn't aimed at mocking Kan Dapaah - Musician

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UK-based Ghanaian musician, Lady Sledge has stated that her ‘Fab3 Woso’ song is not a diss song directed at National Security Minister Kan Dapaah.

Few weeks ago, Ghanaians woke up to the trending news of the Minister of National Security, Hon. Albert Kan Dapaah modeling for a lady other than his wife in a video.

The video has received massive condemnation from Ghanaians on social media and traditional media as well.

Since Lady Sledge released her ‘Fab3 Woso’ song, several people have argued that the song was directed towards Kan Dapaah.

However, in an interview with DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa, Lady Sledge said, the song was already out even before the Ministers’ issue came out. She added, the mentioning of Minister in the song is nothing but a mere coincidence.

“Somebody threatened me for mentioning Minister in the song. But even in Church, we got Minister in Church; that doesn’t mean the song has something to do with the Minister. No, coincidentally the Minister issue came, but Fab3 Woso is already done. The intention behind the song wasn’t for the Minister.” She said.

Lady Sledge added that, “Even the video is coming up, you’ll not see anything like pyjamas and all that, it depicts differently while the Minister’s situation is there. So that’s where I’m having a bit challenging but at the end of the day, because it wasn’t purposely for the Minister, I don’t care.”

Lady Sledge is currently working on the video for her single ‘Fab3 Woso’.

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We are capable of writing our songs – Krymi and Mr. Drews Fight Kurl Songx

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Highly Spiritual’s very own, Krymi and Mr. Krymi has rebutted Kurl Songx’ claim over the Dw3 hit single being his.

According to the ‘Jennifer Lomotey’ hitmaker, the song titled ‘Dwɛ’ by Krymi and Mr Drew featuring Sarkodie belongs to him but the boss of Highly Spiritual Music, Kaywa, gave the song to his former label mates.

However, Krymi and Mr. Drew in an interview with DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa stated that, they wrote word for word, every lyric in the song.

“First of all, I wrote the song myself, Krymi also wrote his part, the song belong to both Krymi and I; and we all wrote our part. But the beat was produced by Kaywa and every beat has its melody, so we use that melody to write the song. So I was surprise when Kurl Songx said the song belongs to him.” Mr. Drew said.

Krymi also added that, “I can tell you for a fact that, lyrics wise, I feel my lyrics. I don’t need to steal anything from Kurl Songs, I don’t need anything from anybody. What I do is, I learn and take advice from the seniors in the game even the young ones but I don’t steal songs from anyone. So it hurt when after I have taken my time to do something, somebody will come out and say it belongs to him, it makes me feel very bad.” Krymi added.

He further supported his claim with videos of the studio sessions that led to the birth of the hit single.

Mr. Drew pointed out that, in any case, boss of Highly Spiritual Music owns the beat and can give it to any artiste of his choice.

 

Krymi however concluded that, amidst the brouhaha, he is ever ready to collaborate with his former label mate Kurl Songx if management agrees to it.

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