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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Yaw Sarpong Has Been Down With Stroke For A Year Now- Manager Says As He Calls For Support

Nana Poku Ashis, manager for Gospel musician, Yaw Sarpong has confirmed that his artiste is not feeling well.

Nana Poku claims the veteran Gospel musician has been bedridden for more than a year now but they chose to make it private due to personal reasons best known to them.

“He has been bedridden for over a year now. It started around this time last year. It was really bad when it happened a year ago, but we are hoping that he will regain his strength in the coming months,” he said.

Talking about financial issues, the manager for the veteran musician claims it is high time the government implemented policies to ensure that veteran musicians get something better as royalties so that during their difficult times or old ages, they will not have to depend on alms for survival.

“If we have musicians coming out to beg for healthcare, then it’s serious. It’s time for the government to implement policies. Nobody talks about royalties, and now musicians die suffering”, he said.

According to him, the pension for musicians or entertainers in Ghanaian society is their royalties, however, the money given to veteran musicians is nothing good to talk about, citing an example that some veteran musicians are given 50 Ghana cedis as their royalties.

He compared Ghana to other foreign countries and said that it is the royalties that the veteran musicians in those foreign countries depend solely on to survive.

“The pension for entertainers is their royalties. Musicians in foreign countries don’t beg for help; they rely on royalties. Here, you pay these musicians 50 cedis after so many years of hard work. It’s really bad,” he said.

He used the opportunity to call for prayer and financial support from fans of the musicians.

“Everyone needs help. We would need prayers, and those who have and are willing to help can offer him a little. The few people he has impacted with his music should also help,” he concluded.

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