Must Watch – How i Named, Shamed and Jailed

“Things like this get people killed everday” said my friend the other day after we had watched this revealing 12 minute clip on Ted talk. The protagonist in this situation is Ghana’s Anas Aremeyaw Anas – The name literally translates to “naming, shaming and jailing”  covering his face in a Lagbaja style mask, he delivered a sincere and shocking Ted talk on his exploits as an undercover journalist in Ghana.

In a country filled with rampant corruption and lawlessness, Anas takes on a very dangerous role, life threatening at the least and he has successfully brought Mob bosses, filthy politicians and police officers to justice. Armed with his secret camera for covert filming, Anas puts himself in highly risky situations ; an example of which was when he intentionally got himself arrested, convicted and then sent to prison – simply for the sake of  showing the rest of the world the filth, drug abuse and destitute like standard of living in Ghanian prisons.

At the end of the talk, i was left with the eerie like feeling that he may not last long playing this kind of game – But i also acknowledged that Africa the world needs more people like Anas – because corruption exists everywhere, its just a bit more obvious in Africa.


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