Clifford’s little brother Daniel Boateng, Class One
Four-year-old Daniel modeling for me (at his big brother’s encouragement)
Clifford Boateng, age 11, Class Five *my man since Day One* Today a star footballer, heart-throb since at least 2010.
He was really working the camera
Mr. Honu, Manye’s Librarian
Daniel, Class Five Wants to be: a rapper like Ghanaian Superstar and *Dancehall King* Shatta Wale
Vincent, JHS 2, age 17 Wants to be: a dancer (He taught me how to Azonto. ‘Nuff said.)
Comfort, Elizabeth, Jerry, Betty, and Derrick, my former Class Two students from 2010, now in Class Six!!!
Bertha, age 11, Class Six Wants to be: an English teacher or fashion designer
Clifford, Class Five, nickname “Baba,” age 11 Daniel, Class One, nickname “Papa,” age 5
Prince, age 12 One of my former Class Two students, now knocking it out of the park in Class Six. Also we had a pretty memorable Christmas Eve dance-off that Jerry and Vincent judged. And his family owns the best store for Alvaro and Fan Ice in C25, imho.
Vanessa, Class Six (used to be one of my 2010 Class Two students) Age 12 Favorite subject: Citizenship Education and English Wants to be: an engineer and a poet Favorite phrase: “oh madAAAME”
Jerry Tetteh, age 11, Class Six I love this kid. Speaks: English, Spanish, Twi and Pidgin. Favorite Song: Ur Waist, Iyanya From: Equatorial Guinea Favorite Pastime: Roller Blading, Jogging, Church
Wants to be: a captain of a ship or a shipping manager at the Accra Port
Tetteh Nartey, age 13, Class Six (Dornuki’s cousin) Loves: Jogging, Cadbury chocolate Favorite subject: Environmental Sciences Wants to be: a doctor or start his own business
Speaks: English, Twi, Pidgin, Catalan, French, Ada’ and a little Ewe (lived for six months in Barcelona with his dad in 2012)
Tetteh Nartey is now the proud owner of my Dad’s blue running headband…I “borrowed” it went I left home in December, and Tetteh “borrowed” it from me when we went jogging a week later =)
“Madame, you are lucky to take my picture. I am going to be famous.”
Alfred, Class Six, age 11 Loves: Geography, Poetry, Rap and Maths Fun fact: I don’t know where this kid gets his athleticism, but he can run me into the ground. We went jogging one day for nearly an hour and a half and he wasn’t even tired. “I do jogging sometimes on the weekend with my dad.” …right. Me too, bro.
“Madame, do you know Jay-Z?” “Yeah, sure.” “Yeah? Good. Jay-Z, he knows me.”
The Three (Manye) Musketeers: Jerry, Alfred and Tetteh