When I spoke with Adama J. Adama about the possibility of doing a book reading in Accra, Ghana, he was happy to help.
Adama and I have come a long way from 2010 or so when I started blogging. We met on Facebook. Then, we lost contact in 2012 or so.
Had to scour Facebook to find him. I didn’t. My saving grace was that I had his phone number in my phonebook.
We reconnected. I told him what. Told him why. Told him when. Told him how (I think). Told him where.
He said he’ll give space and he’ll link me up with people over there and if I’m not okay with the space, he can help get a paid venue.
I was glad – still glad. Such kindness!
I’ve only been to Ghana once. In 2014 – Accra and Kumasi. I wanted to visit the Volta region, Cape Coast and Tema but I wasn’t that boxed up. Then.
Now, I can afford that. Basically.
This post isn’t about Accra, Ghana. We’ll gist that later if it works out.
He offered me a piece of advice when I told him I’ll sell my books at the event in Accra. He said, “I don’t advise book reading for book sales. Defy the norm.”
Defy the norm: Turn it upside down or inside out or outside in or downside up. Whichever! Just don’t do norm.Defy the norm today. Do different. Stop doing regulars, folks! Click To Tweet
And this is what Wu-Tang Clan did with her latest album: Once Upon A Time In Shaolin.
This group did only one copy of her album. Just one!
And guess what? It sold for $2m.
1 copy. Limited edition. $2m. Beat that!Defy the norm: Turn it upside down or inside out or outside in or downside up. Whichever! Just don't… Click To Tweet
I’m reading up this group this weekend and I’m buying/Youtube’n her first album because she defied the norm and not only that, the naming culture for her albums are smart. Go check them out.
To cream the crop, she’s a rap group. I love rap.
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