Art is quickly growing, and also the understanding of art is quickly expanding. Understanding to the extend that, many of arts within cultures are now introducing as sports, and the same way many sports activities are now becoming part of the culture of arts. This is amazingly great to see in the reviving and implementation of art and culture. As it is, a culture without amendment may be domb and deaf. When culture is domb and deaf, it can’t understand the people and the people also can’t understand it. That culture will again goes without a future. Culture needed to be amending by seeing through them to make sure that things are in order and suit to the system of taday, not just to suit the system of yesterday, decades, or centuries ago.
If cultures are not supposed to amend it meaned, they are jus going to be suited only the periods mentioned and not today; because the total thinking of these periods won’t be the total thinking of today. There may be different way of viewing things all together.
Africans have hundreds of arts that can be invented or implemented well as part of the art of sports but failing to make it happened and still classifying them as mere playing and also a childish games. It seems the continents history of being poor is not just our economy but also in confidence. As an African and a typical Pan-African what I have realised is that, mentioned of self confidence, we have it, in terms of talks but not in terms of actions and works; which is very painful to hear but it’s also a fact. Dozens of sports activities participating in the Olympic games are all art and culture coming from other nations from different continents and influenced by this people, to made it possible to be there and still making it possible to be outstanding. The martial arts, badminting,snow skate and the other skates, judo, Karate which recently is looking foward to be introduced as part of the Olympics etc.
We should ask ourselves if all these are welcoming as sports that is serving as huge income, and as work. and no more a childish games as the African will predict theirs, or not just a hobby but serving as a full time work which the continent is facing it difficult to break through. Then why shouldn’t we shape and implement our various arts as sports and forget about wasting money by sending people to competing in skate riding whiles most of our roads are rough, because skate are not rides on a rough grounds. And also, no snow in Africa and even where the snow can be found is just once a while maybe for years. It seems we’re messing ourselves in the Olympics by contributing to other people to have fame and money.
We can learn all things and no problems about that, even, it is always good to learn different positive things from others. But the fact is, we need to get to the top by our own histories. Africa have an art like the Ampe, as it is called in the Ghanaian language but may have other names in different African dialogues. This art is for ladies and it have been one of the most art of sport and exercise for ladies since centuries and this is fantastic to watch.
African skipping which is different from the way others play with skipping. This type of African skipping playing needs two persons to hold on the edge and edge of the skipping robe for the participants to que and battle for the winner.
Chesk or the scrabble, which, Nigerians called it Ghana scrabble or the Ghana Chesk is also one of the best sports for men within the most sides of the African continent this is more a mental exercise game that helps the mind to think well and there are some differences between this and the Chesk or the scrabble we know from the other side of the world.
Tumantu. This is also a kind of play which is also part of the art of sports and can compared with the known long jump or the triple jump, but the difference is that, the long or the triple jump is too raw and doesn’t have a lot of activities that can allowed one to showcase more of his or her styles or antistics; but the Tumantu is haven all these and it courts of play could also be unique even than the tenes court.
There are many more that can’t be mentioned and explained for now.
Why is it that all these are still not figured out and to make something out from them? Because we are Africans and it unfortunate that it came to our side. We don’t appreciate, regard and revived things we have but always regard only things coming from outside our world and everything coming from our side of the world is not good but coming from the outside is what we called original. Waiting for others to do for us, by appreciating us. It is always good to be appreciating by others, but whenenever you wait for someone to appreciate your heritage before you retentive that your heritage is your pride, you becomes a slave of that person. No one will appreciate what we are haven as people until we appreciate them by ourselves and appreciating them by our means promoting them and promoting them means getting or pushing them to the top.
All those activities we are seeing in the Olympics were not just picked to the Olympics but they rather made them big by actions through hard work, dedications and appreciated by themselves for the part of their world to recognised before they reached to where they are now.
Africa should begin to do things by itself and also get the boost by it people than to look forward, for a boosting from other world. We have a lot to boost in and support, than to boost and support a dessert skate. We should all remember, that we can learn but not to copy, copying makes one a fake person.