Entertainment of Thursday, 26 February 2015
Rescinding his decision to stop recording political songs, Barima Sidney has cautioned opposition political parties to refrain from calling him to commend him for his song ‘Sikadieee Basabasa’ which is meant to put government on its toes.
“I am not on the payroll of any political party, and so I don’t want any opposition party to call me to encourage or praise me for my decision and the just released song, because should they attempt, I will mention their names in the next song I will be recording and state their ‘sneaky’ intentions,” he said.
He added, “they are all the same, that’s why I am forewarning them to back off with any attempt to approach me in the name of endorsing my songs else I will turn my bombarding lesson to them. Ghana is just one; we need the betterment of the country for our next generation’s sake.”
Sidney made these statements during a phone interview with AmaLarbieAfrica adding, “yes, I said I had quit recording political songs; but I have decided to bounce back to ‘musically’ bombard the President till he is ready to turn focus on the appalling and horrible situations in the country as they appear not to be ending anytime soon.”
Sidney said in analyzing the state the country finds itself in recent times, President Mahama and his administration has failed Ghanaians, “the situation is so bad that the Ghanaian youth have no future; not even the Agricultural, Education and Health Ministries have any hope for the youth.”
“The government has lost its focus and I think he (President Mahama) will do the country some good if he overthrows himself out of office; he has no excuse or explanation to give Ghanaians let alone assess the performance of his cabinet from the assembly member, ministers and to himself.
“President Mahama and his administration have nothing to point at as the major cause or the reason for poor performance rather, they are poised at spending state funds while we have many unattended challenges and problems,” the ‘Donkomi’ singer told AmaLarbieAfrica.
Continuing, “In its mix, corruption cannot be exempted as government and its officials cannot even control the heightened corruption among them, let alone manage the country well. They have lost focus, and the leader of the country seems not to have a clear priority.”
The ‘Money’ singer noted that the president needs to outline his priorities to enable him know what on the scale of preference is necessary at a particular time;
“Ghana has the money to solve the existing problem; a proof is the 7 billion dollar deal with the Italian Energy Company, ENI and VITOL for the development of oil and gas to provide over 1100 megawatts of power for the next 20 years starting from 2017 which by then, Ghanaians would be extremely used to the ‘dumsor’ and economy crisis.”
“The government has given us every possible hint that he is rather being smart at implementing strategies that will enable him win the 2016 elections; unfortunately, Ghanaians have grown to be used to such strategies.
“On my part, I will be bombarding him with easily relatable songs and titles that will remain on the lips of every Ghanaian like the ‘kpa-kpa-kpa’ and ‘tweaaaa’ terms every 2 weeks whether in ‘dumsor’ or not,” Barima Sidney declared.
On a lighter note, the ‘Scent no’ singer stated the reason for featuring Countryman Songo on ‘Sikadieee basabasa’ produced by Dr. Ray Beatz;
“It is for the fact that the Asempa FM presenter is fond of using the term ‘Sikadieeee’ to mete out his anger at the Sports Ministry, and I felt the need to generalize it.”
Listen to ‘Sikadieee Basabasa’ below: