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Woyome & JJ’s Silence: Trotro Gossip

Sat, 25 Feb 2012 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

Papa Driver stop for me oh

Eh! Papa Oga, how go the go

Ah! Woyome Motorcade dey now

Hmm! Motorcade push JJ off road

Hmm! JJ, the boom dey silent

Ah! Woyome matter silence JJ

But JJ dey speak for we the poor

Well dis one JJ be silent oh

Na why our great JJ be silent

Papa Oga, me I don’t know oh

May be JJ dey plan to kill am

Eh! JJ never kill for fun oh

Ah! JJ kill Kutu and co

But Kutu & co be corrupt

Ah! Woyome too corrupt paa

Today JJ no go talk la

And why JJ no for talk la

If JJ talk Woyome go talk

Oga make you na push a little

The hard seat done full up oh

Ah! Wait the driver go do am

Yes, the driver go break soon

Ah! The driver done break

Ha ha haa! More seat space

Ah! Driver do am like Mills

Hm! Mills break for Woyome

Oga you see that expensive car

Ah! That be one of them Ministers

I hear say that car cost $100, 000

Na you surprise cars plenty la

Hmm! Make you say am again

And we dey suffer for trotro

Talk about dirty useless hospitals

Talk about broken dirty schools

Talk about bad bad bad roads

And bad Parliament equipment

And so so cars we dey buy

Oga! Ah! Here come motorcade

Eh! Another motorcade don come

Na that be Great Togbe Woyome

Eh! Togbe Woyome for motorcade

Togbe Woyome dey like he no dey

I tell you Woyome go walk free

Ah! He go walk free like motorcade

Oga, you say JJ dey for this world

Yes, JJ dey like he no dey

He sabe everything in Ghana

Ah! JJ be good man proper

Yes, JJ dey always talk for us

JJ Speak for the we the poor

Yes JJ dey love we the poor

Oga so why JJ dey keep quiet la

Whetin you ever see JJ quiet

JJ dey speak him mind for all

JJ don’t tire for Mills oh

Oga JJ talk it all

JJ say say it all and all

JJ talk greedy bastards

JJ talk Mills’ Team B

JJ talk Mills’ incompetence

JJ talk Atta Mortuary man

JJ talk Atta go slow

JJ talk Atta Konongo Kaya

JJ talk Awonoor appointing Aides

JJ talk Mills useless government

JJ talk Mills the sick man

JJ talk Mills kill NDC

JJ talk Mills give way for Konadu

Oga! Hmm! JJ talk all about Atta Mills

JJ never talk Atta Mills’ tribal politics

Na true true paa

Oga! Hmm! JJ talk all about Atta Mills

JJ never talk Woyome

Na true true paa

Papa Driver I go get down here

Eh! Oga, we go talk another time

Ah! This Woyome Motorcade

Motorcade push JJ off road

*Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D., is a nationalist Denkyira beauty. She is a trained

oral historian cum sociologist and Professor in the USA. She lives in Pennsylvania

with her great mentor and teaches Africa-area studies at a college in Maryland. In

her pastime, she writes what critics have called “populist hyperbolic, satirical”

poetry. She can be reached at akadumensema@yahoo.com

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.