Entertainment of Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Rapper Opanka has expressed disappointment in Ghanaian politicians who do not help musicians when they are struggling but chase them when they gain hit songs.
The Tema-based rapper born Armstrong Affum told MzGee on ‘Showbiz This Week’ entertainment show on Hitz FM that politicians when elected do not enact policies, which will help up, and coming musicians but always focus on what they will benefit during the four years in office.
He made it clear that “they (politicians) have not helped anybody” but they always wait for the musician to become popular before they request for their help.
“Politicians not thinking about young artistes has been the same for many years. Politicians do not help anybody but they wait till you get that name before they come on board. They always approach you when they want to benefit from you.
When you need money for recording, promotion and other things to get the song everywhere, they won’t mind you but as soon as the music goes viral, they then chase you for endorsements of perform at their events.
They only call you when you are talk of the town but nobody wants to invite you when you are struggling.” Opanka told MzGee.
He pleaded with leaders to help musicians with good policies when they are voted into power.
The “Tie Tie” coiner launched his “Akwaaba” album on Saturday, October 22 in Accra.