Entertainment of Sunday, 27 December 2015
Deputy Minister of Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Honorable Dzifa Abla Gomashie-Ahiaglo has rebuked Ghanaian musician, Wisa, for showing his manhood at Citi FM’s Decemba 2 Rememba concert held at the Accra International Conference Center on Christmas Eve.
Mrs. Dzifa Abla Gomashie-Ahiaglo in an interview with Zionfelix.com expressed her disappointment in Wisa for his conduct on the night.
“That sexually explicit thing that happened on the stage should not have happened. What he did on stage was in a very bad taste and unfortunate looking at the respectable people who had gathered for the show.
He is not an artiste I have met before, and I have not seen him perform anywhere. That was my first time, but he left a very sad taste in my mouth. I’ve heard people make reference to his song, but he gave me a bad picture the first time I saw him.
I don’t know how he can create a better impression for me anymore. Aside the first event, I saw him perform, I’m not sure I will be interested in watching or will participate in his show,” she told Zionfelix.com
The deputy minister who was at the event on December 24 evening acknowledged Citi FM’s apology which they rendered at the show minutes after Wisa showed his ‘machine gun’.
“Organisers of the show, Citi FM apologised on stage and also he (Wisa) got the reaction that he didn’t expect. The audience made it clear that they were very upset about his act on the night and that should tell him something.”
On whether the ministry will take any action against him or not, she said, “If the ministry is going to say anything about it, it is going to be the minister but unfortunately, she was not there.”
She further cautioned musicians to hold in high esteem the Ghanaian culture anytime they are in public.
“I will take this opportunity to caution performers that they should be mindful of our cultural context within which they exhibit their act. We cannot copy everything without looking at where we are performing.”
Commenting on MUSIGA’s plan to discipline the artiste, Honorable Dzifa Abla Gomashie-Ahiaglo said, “if the musicians want to work against this kind of behaviour, I think we should allow them to do that. In fact, it is good that they are handling it on their own before it even gets to the ministry. I do not think the ministry should micro-manage the musicians, they have their own set of rules, and they must let the rules work within their own code of ethics.”