Entertainment of Saturday, 15 October 2016
Rapper Guru is unhappy with politicians in the country for ignoring young but talented artists in their manifestos.
The musician, real name Nana Yaw Adjei Yeboah Maradona, believes that though not all issues relating to creative arts can be solved in a four-year term, a lot more prominence ought to have been given to the industry in the crafting of the political party manifestos.
The ‘Mma Kuo’ hitmaker in an interview with MzGee on Hitz FM said he was disappointed none of the aspiring candidates for the presidency made a commitment to the industry in their manifestos, something he believes should have been a priority.
He further advised his colleagues not to endorse political parties for their personal gains 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 it’s up to them.
It is 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.