Entertainment of Saturday, 14 January 2017
Ghanaian rapper Edem has said he will turn down an appointment to become Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture, and Creative Arts if it were offered him.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last week named Ms Catherine Afeku as Minister-designate for Tourism, Culture, and Creative Arts.
A section of Ghanaians have suggested a person from the movie or music industry should be appointed as Deputy Minister of that sector with the name of Socrate Sarfo, a movie director and producer, emerging.
But speaking on Entertainment Capital on Accra100.5FM on Saturday January 14, the award-winning rapper, asked if he would love to occupy such a position, said: “I’m not ready.
“Not that I’m too young, but I think that I’m not ready for that kind of position. Sometimes you get opportunities but you are not ready and, yes, you have to take opportunities when they come your way but I will stall this opportunity for another day,” he told show host DJ Premier.
Instead, the 2015 Best International Act-Africa award winner at the Black Canadian Awards recommended Nana Akufo-Addo choose from EIB Network CEO Nathan Kwabena Adisi Anokye, popularly known as Bola Ray, Ruddy Kwakye of Multimedia, and Nana Aba Anamoah of GHOne TV for the position.
In his view the three have exhibited administrative and managerial skills in their works and would be best suited to fit the role to help promote the creative arts industry.
Edem is out with two new songs Ride With Me, featuring Nigeria’s Seyi Shay, and Only You, featuring Afriyie of Wutah fame.