Stanbic Bank Ghana in collaboration with the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) have launched and presented to the Ministry of Youth and Sports the official Black Stars 2014 World Cup Cheer Song.
According to the Managing Director of Stanbic Bank, Mr Alhassan Andani, the only best way to rally behind the team in Brazil is through a common song that can be sang across the country in unity.
“As a Bank, we have made our intentions very clear on our support to see Ghana succeed at the World Cup. We have already contributed to the Government’s campaign to send supporters to Brazil. And when the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) decided to prepare a theme song for the campaign, we saw it as another opportunity to bring happiness to supporters.
“…We know Africans and for that matter Ghanaians love their football. If there is a common song to use as the rallying point to watch the matches” he said
He also lauded the initiative of MUSIGA for coming up with the song titled Shine 4 Africa to cheer the Black Stars.
He further explained that the idea for Stanbic Bank Ghana to partner MUSIGA is “We [Stanbic Bank Ghana] also have keen interest in the creative industry. We are a major partner in the development arts in this country. MUSIGA’s initiative is laudable and worth supporting. Supporting the production of the song is yet another testament of our interest in ensuring that quality creative work sees fruition”
Speaking to the press at the bank’s head office in Accra, Mr Alhassan Andani opined that, “It is our hope that all Ghanaians will welcome and embrace this song titled ‘Shine-4-Africa’ as the one main theme song to support and cheer on the Black Stars in our homes, in Brazil and in our offices”
However, the Board, Management and Staff of Stanbic Bank Ghana also wished the Black Stars all the best in the campaign to bring home the World Cup.