Entertainment of Monday, 10 May 2021
Source: 3 News
• DopeNation says the group will never endorse any political party
• The group believes that a decision to endorse a political party will not be helpful to the DopeNation brand
• In the last couple of years, celebrities have been seen throwing their weights behind political parties
Award-winning Ghanaian music duo DopeNation has stressed that under no circumstances will they endorse one political party over the other.
The duo, in an interview with Ato Kwamina Otoo D’Gem on Connect FM in Takoradi, explained that their brand represents a nation that cuts through multiple political ideologies, thus taking a stance in politics will have adverse effect on it.
“First and foremost, we don’t do politics, because our fans are from different sides…we’d rather go hungry than to preach a political party. We are doing music for everybody, we don’t want to be on one side,” they stated.
Beyond that, they added that they wouldn’t want to be in a situation where they are unable to comment on national issues because the party they support is the government of the day, alleging that some celebrities took monies from the NPP to campaign in the last election and so are unable to speak up.
“There were a lot of artistes who were going in for money to preach for the fact that people had to vote for a political party….The whole vibe is the fact that you put yourself up as an ad for a political party, and now that things are becoming worse, you don’t know whether you should go against the political party or not,” they said, explaining that this is “a difficulty we’d rather avoid”.
DopeNation is currently promoting their first release of 2021, ‘Today’ whose video features a plethora of top media personalities based in Accra.