Ghana’s former President turned 64 today but unlike most years when family and friends have been around to celebrate with the traditional cake cutting, bowls of scrumptious delicacies, bouquets of flowers and a stream of well-wishers from across the country and beyond, he is celebrating the day quietly in Caracas, Venezuela where he is a special guest at the Afro-descent Forum.
Just after the clock struck midnight Ghana time, President Rawlings surprised many at his hotel when the lone piano sitting in a corner of the lobby struck some soulful notes. The now 64-year-old former Achimotan had not forgotten those difficult music lessons he endured at his Alma Mater. Hotel guests and other revellers turned to catch a rare glimpse of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings strike his favourite Bright Lights, Big City lyrics by Jimmy Reed.
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