No plans for up and coming artistes in manifestos is a big problem – Guru

Entertainment of Friday, 14 October 2016



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Rapper Guru has added his voice to his colleagues who are scrutinizing plans by politicians for the creative arts industry in their manifestos.

The musician real name Nana Yaw Adjei Yeboah Maradona believes that the presidential candidates cannot solve all issues in the country during their four year term but they should try and help up and coming musicians because the system is not helping them.

The ‘Mma Kuo’ hitmaker speaking with MzGee on Hitz FM said after listening to the flag bearers of the various political parties, he did not hear any of them hint on grooming musicians in the country, something he thinks should have been promised.

He further advised his colleagues not to endorse political parties for their personal gains but but for the sake of their fans.

“They can’t tackle everything about Ghana within a particular time given to them. There should be a structure like grooming and helping up and coming artiste or helping already made artiste trying to find their way into the world market.

So far, they’ve not fused anything about the whole grooming thing into their policies. I won’t speak for only myself but will leave it for them because they know what they want and what they think will help Ghana.

If they think entertainment won’t contribute anything to the growth of the country then its up to them.

Its an advice to us the musicians, if we are to endorse any of the political parties it should not be for our pockets but for the people.

If these politicians are not putting anything in place that will help the artiste enhance the talent we have in Ghana then I think we should critically look at it.

Coming out with a manifesto without measures to help the up and coming artiste then I think we have a big problem. I hope they have something they don’t want to disclose to the people” he opined.

When MzGee asked Guru if he will throw his weight behind any political party ahead of the December 7 polls, he answered no because it will be used against him in future.