Reggae artiste and radio presenter, Blakk Rasta, is due to leave Accra
on Thursday, June 19 for Kingston, Jamaica where he will film a segment
of a new video he is doing for his Barack Obama song.
Rasta’s song came out last February in support of the Senator from
Illinois when he was in a hard tussle with Hilary Clinton for
nomination as the Democratic candidate for the United States
presidential election in November.
The song caught attention
in this country and elsewhere, prompting the BBC, CNN and other
international news networks to look him up for interviews.
Hitz FM presenter who has met some members of Senator Obama’s campaign
team currently visiting the country, said he is extremely happy that
the song is appreciated in a lot of places across the world. "We are
getting calls from Canada, United States and Europe from people who
want to distribute the song in those places."
A video on the
Barack Obama song has been airing on some of the television stations in
the country. Blakk Rasta told Graphic Showbiz the new video is to help
sustain the momentum and interest generated in Obama’s campaign since
the release of the song.
"We are still pushing on to get him
elected President of the United States and the new video will,
hopefully, help win over some more people for the good cause."
Rasta said though Obama has roots in Kenya and it would have been
lovely to shoot some of the material there, the director of the project
selected Jamaica because the island has certain beautiful natural
locations which he very much wants to incorporate in the video.
have some footage from Kenya which will be included during editing so
the video will have scenes from Ghana, Jamaica and Kenya."
Rasta was recently signed on to the Madhaus Entertainment label and
hinted that the Barack Obama song, which was recorded by ace engineer
Zapp Mallet, will be included on his new album called The Naked Wire
which will be out before the end of July.
A graduate in Land
Economy from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
(KNUST), Blakk Rasta already has four reggae albums under his belt. His
track, Congo Bongo from the More Fyah album, won him the Best Reggae
Song at the 2004 Ghana Music Awards.
Blakk Rasta will be
accompanied on the Jamaican trip by the video director and three other
people who took part in the original video. They will be away for a
Credit: Graphic Showbiz