Five Most Abused News Headlines in Ghana

most abused headlines

Headlines are meant to quickly and briefly draw attention to any piece of writing. Across the globe, a number of writers use humour, pun, alliteration or other word play devices in their headlines.

In Ghana, repetitiveness of headers among some bloggers, columnist and PR practitioner has defaced creativity in the pen business. This week I want to uncover the five most abused headers and the culprits.

Enjoy the various captions below.

  1. Thousands throng

From the camp of Adomonline, Pulse, Yen, almighty GNA to the others, journos and bloggers murdered the ‘thousands throng’ header.

Thousands throng

Thousands throng

Ghanaian ladies throng


Thousands throng



  1. React To

Stonebwoy reacts

Shatta Wale reacts



Kwaw Kese and CID react


  1. To thrill audience/fans

shatta wale to thrill


  1. Breaks Silence On

Amanda Afriyie breaks silence

Efya breaks the silence

Fresh Prince breaks silence

Lord Paper's mum breaks

Yvonne Nelson breaks silence


  1. Steals show

Airtel Harmonious choir steals show

Article Wan steals show

Gifty Anti steals show at

Conclusion on Headlines

Charlie, plagiarism, and header borrowing  de3, we are all guilty o! It so happens there’s nothing new under the sun. Not even story headings. Lol.


As a landlord for writers, I’ll keep monitoring the terrain for more repeated headlines.



  • On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar. 
    —David Ogilvy


  • Twitter is the ultimate service for the mobile age – its simplification and constraint of the publishing medium to 140 characters is perfectly complementary to a mobile experience. People still need longer stuff, but they see the headline on Twitter or Facebook.
    -Matt Mullenweg


  • The newspapers of the twenty-first century will give a mere ‘stick’ in the back pages to accounts of crime or political controversies, but will headline on the front pages the proclamation of a new scientific hypothesis.       – Nikola Tesla


  • Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not.
    -Bill Gates
  • As a direct line to human feeling, empathic experience, genuine language and detail, poetry is everything that headline news is not. It takes us inside situations, helps us imagine life from more than one perspective, honors imagery and metaphor – those great tools of thought – and deepens our confidence in a meaningful world.
    -Naomi Shihab Nye

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