The Musicians Union of Ghana over the weekend held the final edition of their peace themed concerts in Accra to add to the various calls for peace in relation to the upcoming general elections.
The concert, which was held at the Holy Gardens at Kwame Nkrumah Circle on Saturday December 1st 2012 witnessed performances from various musicians with all of them calling and appealing to the audience to ensure that in their own small ways, peace can and will be maintained during and after the elections.
The President of the Union, Bice Osei Kuffour made a statement and called on everyone present to ensure we will all be able to sustain the peace we are enjoying now.
There were electrifying performances from Tic Tac, Samini, Grace Ashy, Nana Ampadu, Kaakyire Kwame Appiah, Della Hayes and the Women’s Band, Ded Buddy, Chizzy Wailer, Ras Caleb, Joe Wizzy, The MTN Hitmaker winner Naterial, Eduwoji, Nhyiraba Kojo, Hope of Africa, Prez Khex, Joe Dee Owusu, Debby Anaman, Stateman Acapella, Kofi Sammy, Nana Agyeman and Oheneba Kissi.
The highlight for the show was when all the musicians and political representatives mounted the stage and danced to Pat Thomas Sika Ye Mogya song. The crowd went wild when the NPP representative clad in his party colors held the NDC lady as they tried to do the Azonto.
They all declared their support for peace in the upcoming elections. Indeed they proved that music transcends all political and ethnical boundaries and is a unifier of all persons.
Elections have come to be associated with some level of violence in various African countries. It has led to war in some other countries for which lives and properties have been lost and most of these countries are yet to recover from the devastating effects of the war.
The people of Ghana have successfully gone to the polls to elect Presidents since we decided on democracy in 1992. Generally, all the elections have been peaceful. However, we must not be complacent and take the peace for granted. We must all in our own small ways add our voices to the call for peace. MUSIGA has a large membership of musicians in Ghana.
We believe we can use songs to preach peace and to help in educating the electorate about the devastating effects of war and its associated problems. Hence the staging of various peace concerts by the leadership and members of the Union.
The concert was supported by Techno Phones, HiSense Electronics and was telecast live on GTV, TV Africa and Crystal TV.