Captain GH is just a guy in a costume. No super powers just the possession of ingenuity. I was priviledged to grow up reading comics. Captain America was an embodiment of the aspirations of the American people. Captain GH is similar in that respect.
A great writer once said that we start down the path to story telling by first listening to them. In some of us, this grows into a desire to tell our own stories. Desire wells up from within us and one day we too start telling our own stories thus completing the cycle and starting it in the next generation.
If you happen to live in Africa, you would also have a sense of the everyday issues Captain GH has to face from entering buses to finding water. Captain GH is a hero for everyday problems. Captain GH was inspired by the need for young people to take charge of their destinies. That is the underlying motive. This is done by looking at everyday issues in the Ghanaian society.
As a Nigerian living in Ghana, there is that connection to the events Captain GH touches. Even if you haven’t lived in Ghana, if you are in Africa you understand what Captain GH is really about. Its about finding your way in life despite the odds that face you.
Ghana would be the first time in my entire life that I would see water come out of a tap that was government supplied. Unfortunately, there was a period of water shortage in Ghana. During that time, Captain GH was on hand to deliver water to household. Thanks to his ingenuity, Ghanaians, got through that time safely.
Comedy is also part of the Ghanaian experience. Captain GH has been known to pound fufu on certain occasions. Trust me on this. Fufu pounding is a way to burn all the calories you would gain if you ate fufu. It is a very labour intensive process.
One touching moment was during the Westgate crisis in Kenya where Prof. Kofi Awoonor a Ghanaian diplomat got killed. Captain GH also joined the nation in mourning his death.
Captain GH a hero you can call … Chale