Entertainment of Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Sound engineer and producer, Zapp Mallet has declared his intention to contest as a Member of Parliament.
Zapp made this known on Pluzz FM’s AM Pluzz during a discussion on whether showbiz personalities going into politics is worth commending or not.
According to him, he would not hesitate if the opportunity comes.
“I was just thinking about it while the discussion was going on. I was like ‘why don’t I vie for parliamentary seat…?’ I’m a Ghanaian, I have the constitutional right and I think if I should be there, I could make an impact. It’s an ardent task but we have to do it anyway. I think if the opportunity comes, I will take it just to serve mother Ghana,” he indicated.
Zapp Mallet argued that more showbiz personalities becoming Parliamentarians means a growth in the arts since policies concerning the sector will be well shaped.
“It’s encouraging, we need more of those people because certain policies concerning the arts are not regarded. Even if regarded, it’s on face value; there is no in-depth in it. But if we have more showbiz people in there, then policies concerning the arts would be in-depth and much more interesting for the industry. When we have more showbiz persons there, it will add to the weight,” he said.
A number of people in the showbiz circles have decided to venture into politics, seek endorsement as parliamentary candidates for their respective constituencies and serve their interest.
Already, television personalities including Kwame Djokoto, actress Ebi Bright, Don Arthur have secured their candidature on the ticket of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Tarkwa Nsuaem, Tema Central and Effutu constituencies respectively.