It’s been a phenomenal seven days worthy of praise. It’s been that kind of climax we’ve only imagined for too long but not really hoped for (Realities have not allowed us to after all).
At about this time in ’93, Rapper turned Actor Ice Cube had released another hit. East Coast/West Coast Hip Hop flavor aside, this one was different. The song wasn’t glorifying gunshots or addressing women in gang-objectification terms. It wasn’t even trying to show off some bling-bling. Ice named it ” It was a Good Day”.
In the song, although with a wild sense of ecstasy activity, Ice basically shows gratitude for a day where he does what he wants without no worries, where for a typical Black American ghetto no one gets shot. He carries an AK as usual though for “protection” but neither thought or situation ever reminds him of it.
Imaginary it might have been. Too good to be true perhaps. But it was a good day.
The song’s come to mind after today’s colorful Matriculation. It’s a truth you won’t tweet because good news just doesn’t sell as much. But yes, Okpo-Vmates have been on the same grounds twice this week and not a single bird’s been hurt. For some, it might have taken the umph factor out of things.
We’ve been too used to the annual clashes, even peace might be cause for alarm. We are used to scrolling damaged cars or bodies at this time of the sem. A new-found peace might not be a tolerable lump to swallow. But hey, we made it.
From Wednesday’s epic Basketball Round to today’s morale-charged ceremony; It’s been a celebration of perspectives. A marriage of flavors. Aboagyewaa meets Bacchus meets Student Discipline. Kudos to all the fraternities involved. It was indeed even a brighter Saturday as the Vandal Chief churned out words of wisdom to his red gathering of listening matriculants not to even mention the sweet ladies of OkpoLand who spiced the groove by joining actively in the “proce” dance. Y’all are terrific!! Let’s keep the trend. A million salutes to the Acting Dean Prof. Godfred Bobkin, Head of Security Mr.Amofa as well as all who worked round the clock to make this week happen. Mo ne Yo!!
As we look back at the past seven days in the face of the new coming ones, let’s do well to remember that we still carry the banner of Ghana’s premier university. May Common Sense be the truth that stands!!
It’s been a Good Week!!
Piesie N. Safo,