As we come to the end of this year, and I reflect on the journey that #IssaMovement has made I cannot help but be proud of the community that we all are creating together.
By now you may have heard of the Vue Cinema’s knee jerk reaction to ban the movie Blue Story amidst claims that 25 serious incidents had happened in 16 of its cinemas. Initially when I read this article I was stunned and quite confused by the decision. While I had not yet heard of the film or watched it, I was still perplexed. How many violent films have come out this year? Why was this film receiving such harsh punishment? Will the Vue have been quick to remove this film if it had been produced in Hollywood? If it was a Spike Lee or Quentin Tarantino? Are there other motives which led the Chief Executive of Vue to reach this decision? Andrew Onwubolu (Rapman), the director of the film Blue Story voiced his upset.
The reason I stress about figuring out and building wealth that I can leave behind for future generations is not just for materialistic goals but to be able to make impactful changes. For me the most important thing is to end the financial struggles my family face. Let’s perpetuate generational wealth and not the ‘black tax’. Today’s post is all about our daily finances and why it is so important to fix it now so that our great grandkids can still benefit after we are no longer around. This is known as building generational wealth. I am always careful in my posts about finance because I am not a financial advisor. What I know is what I have experienced, what has been shared with me and what I have learned on my journey to become financially unburdened.
Growing up African, specifically Ghanaian going on “holidays” always came across as unimportant and practically a waste of money. Before you jump the gun, I know not everyone is the same. But collectively as a whole this was an outlook held by a majority. In many ways this came from a poverty mindset, lack of experience and exposure. Fortunately for me as I got older this mindset began to shift within my family and we began to do more travelling. By the time I was eleven we had visited the neighbouring countries around Ghana. Togo, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast. One place we visited that I oddly remember vividly was Paga Crocodile Pond. From this town is the No Man’s Land between Ghana and Burkina Faso. This is a place where people go to see, feed and take pictures with very friendly crocodiles on the surface, that is the short and long of it, but this place is steeped in culture of an adapted a lifestyle with the crocodiles.
There’s a lot that can be said about a person when it comes to their name. In fact naming is quite important in everything. For example in business and branding the name can make or break the company. Let’s take #IssaMovement for example, that is the embodiment of the team and what we are trying to achieve, creating a movement to change mindsets in our community, provoke change and empower future generations. The name simple conveys that message. There really issa movement occurring (get it 😉).