Cape Coast, 18th October, 2020
Two gospel musiciansCape Coast, 18th October, 2020 Great Ampong and Diana Asamoah have reiterated the that fact they don’t do songs for the New Patriotic Party because of money. According to them, they are motivated to do songs for NPP based on inspiration and the love for the party. “The party has not paid us for the songs we’ve done for them” they both added.
While Great Ampong said he is not a card bearing member of the NPP and the songs he does is to support the party, Rex Omar on the hand said he is a card bearing member of the NDC. “I’m a politician and knows what he is doing”. He added that he believes he has something to offer the country through the creative arts industry and that can be achieved when he is politically aligned.
According to Mr. Omar, “I’ve never gone to any party member to say give money because I want to do a song for the party”. He added he only informed the NDC about the day he wanted to release the songs he made for the party but everything was done by him.
Diana Asamoah who was also on the same panel said the songs she has done for the NPP is to galvanise support for Nana Akufo-Addo. “He has done so well that, he needs our support to do more for the country” she posited.
When asked whether they have lost anything as a brand for associating with a political party, Rex Omar the veteran musician answered in the affirmative. “We are sharply divided along political lines in this country”.
According to him, he has lost some opportunities because of his association with the NDC but he would not complain. He continued that, he finds artiste who complain about what they’ve lost because of their association with political parties as very unnecessary and immature.
Diana Asamoah and Great Ampong on the other hand said, they have not lost anything as a brand. But Mr. Ampong was quick to add that “If you’re not well grounded, don’t do as he has done” for which Miss Diana Asamoah concurred with him.
Responding to how much money they have made for associating with political parties, Mr. Ampong said he has not received any money from the party. But, he admitted that his association with the NPP has brought him some opportunities. Miss Asamoah also agreed with Mr. Ampong but said recently someone gifted her a brand new car. “These are some of the benefits you get if you do things from heart for God” she added.
They were speaking to Nana McBrown on the programme United Showbiz on United Television on Saturday 17th October, 2020.
In ending the discussion, Ampong and Diana urged all the youth of Ghana to massively vote for Nana Akufo-Addo. According to them, most policies (Free Senior High School, Planting for Food and Jobs etc) of the government are geared towards empowering the youth. Ampong stated that “The youth must offer their thumbs as a sacrifice unto the Lord by massively voting for Nana Addo-Danquah Akufo-Addo”.
Mr. Omar rather took the opportunity to advise Ghanaians to begin to accept that celebrities have a right to be politically aligned. “It becomes part of my brand as a musician and politician”.
He continued that, the era where people are victimised and their business suffer because of politics must be a thing of the past. He added such behaviours must stop because it doesn’t augur well for our country going forward.
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