TiDaa: Navigating Tamale’s Digital Marketing Place


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TiDaa is a tech startup that intends to capture the nascent digital marketing space in Tamale.

Translated from Dagbanli, TiDaa means our market and true to this, TiDaa’s soul is in electronic commerce.  It is also a branding, consulting and digital marketing brand, the first business within the metropolis wholly structured around this.

TiDaa officially launched on Wednesday, May 25 to a small crowd of enthusiasts and stakeholders at the MavMax restaurant.

The launch was also a pitch and Q&A session where the core team, explained TiDaa’s business model and demonstrated their business in action.

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Ghanaian Tech People [Do Something Before You …]: Steam OS


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A new Debian based Linux operating system was recently released in Beta and while, I don’t have my hands on it( I doubt I would for a while), the idea behind it is awesome. It’s mostly a gaming Linux distribution.

Need I explain further? Okay, so you know Ubuntu ships in several flavors for whatever user needs may be, such as Ubuntu Studio  for multimedia guys, Edubuntu for education oriented people etc. (you do know right?), well pretend SteamOS is one of those Ubuntu releases meant for gaming; except it is independent of Ubuntu.

But that’s just the icing on the cake. SteamOS is actually gonna work with a dedicated console. So just like the PlayStation, Steam is the console and like XrossMediaBar, SteamOS provides the software!

Now where the big opportunity is….

If you’re familiar with Linux, you know it’s a lot about modifying, hacking, alterating and any synonyms that come to mind. Thus, the whole concept, the console i.e. can be taken up as DIY project.

The hardware requirements are as follows:

  • Processor: Intel or AMD 64-bit capable processor
  •  Memory: 4GB or more RAM
  •  Hard Drive: 500GB or larger disk
  •  Video Card: NVIDIA graphics card
  • (AMD and Intel graphics support coming soon!)
  •  Additional:UEFI boot support
  • USB port for installation

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Considering doing business , in order to sell, you’d need a licence of sorts though.

So my Ghana people, I believe herein lies a wonderful opportunity to actually make something technologically innovative, how about build a Steam machine, and who knows, you might well be on your way to being a relevant OEM and at least, an African gaming innovator!!!!

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Un-punned Delight


The Electricity Company of Ghana, aka Electricity Comes and Goes when we are constantly toyed with and simply ECG when we get value returns for services rendered has I hope for the better, gone back to it’s original mission of electricity provision with as minimum interruption as possible; in my neighborhood at least.

A while back, they indiscriminately and to an extent very inconsiderately, disrespectfully and tauntingly deprived us of service we were, and still are entitled to.

It was that bad so much that, fuming, I wrote this to express my distraught.

A facebook friend’s post joggled my memory back to a tag-line I had seen earlier. It goes something like ECG, delighting our customers. The irony; at the time at least.

ECG has done something which presently seems very rare, albeit not so previously. They’ve kept a rather consistent supply of power since the start of the Easter celebrations. I am much pleased at this development.

Not meaning to jinx it, I hope they continue delighting (unintended pun) us and not all so suddenly remind us who the real power broker is.

They’ve done well considering the shitty service we’ve had to deal with for a while now.

So ECG, thank you, more grease to your elbows more cables to connect to your substations, and thank you.

[Update](of the)[Update]


Remember my previous post? well, turns out my post before that is coming on:

Fellow Python Enthusiasts

ImageOk so come Saturday, March 30th April 6th, a group of python enthusiasts plan to meet up to you know, share ideas, learn from each other and network. These “pythonistas” are based in Accra, the meet up is in Accra, but it is not limited to only “Accrarians”. I should have posted this earlier but I’ve been a bit lazy. Sorry. But pass through if you can; you never know.

Anyway, the meeting is at the Open University of West Africa campus in Osu. There are directions here, or you can simply call Victor Ofoegbu or Courage Mabrey on +2330200217650 and +233207508668 respectively; they’re actually nice, they won’t bite, ok maybe Victor would, funny guy. lol.

You can look up this page for more details.”

So yeah, do well to pass through. Its on this Saturday chale!!!

[Update] Fellow Python Enthusiasts


Turns out the Python user group meeting has been postponed. Our people love Easter too much, and we really want your participation thus the postponement. Foto Klub is still on nonetheless.

Wondering what the hell I’m talking about? Check out my previous post.

The Talk Party Series is on as well!

Good evening once more.. 🙂

Fellow Python Enthusiasts


ImageOk so come Saturday, March 30th, a group of python enthusiasts plan to meet up to you know, share ideas, learn from each other and network. These “pythonistas” are based in Accra, the meet up is in Accra, but it is not limited to only “Accrarians”. I should have posted this earlier but I’ve been a bit lazy. Sorry. But pass through if you can; you never know.

Anyway, the meeting is at the Open University of West Africa campus in Osu. There are directions here, or you can simply call Victor Ofoegbu or Courage Mabrey on +2330200217650 and +233207508668 respectively; they’re actually nice, they won’t bite, ok maybe Victor would, funny guy. lol.

You can look up this page for more details.

Oh one more thing, I’m sure you’ve probably heard of these guys?

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Yes? No? Well they’re an awesome organization who are all about the alternative -never the norm- and projecting Accra, showcasing the rich culture (troski life, music, fashion, that waakye etc) and all the aesthetics the city has to offer. You can check their blog.

So there’s this social thing they do together with their interns [me included] where they we take turns with cameras, learning how to take beautiful photos thereby creating content to share with everyone. Our little gig is aptly and funk-edelically called Foto Klub.

We’re taking shots around the lighthouse at Jamestown, so if you happen to be in the neighborhood, you can always drop by and you know, interact. Begins at seven (7) am though, but you can always catch up nonetheless. We’re awesome people, like really. Heck ada brought you !ndie/Ind!e Fuse, Chale Wote and still bring The Talk Party Series which is on tomorrow at the Passions Cafe in Osu. I won’t be there sadly, but it’s all good.

:). Ok I’ve talked chao already, nti you dierr, just make it to anyone of the three hangouts.

Good evening.