Most Ghanaian musicians who declares their political party affiliations during general elections suffer a fate of doom whenever their parties fails to win power. As a result, some musicians have pledged never to publicly announce the party they support because of the various insecurities involved.
Similarly, ace Highlife musician, Jewel Ackah is feeling the heat of neglect on his sick bed after using his craft to help the giant opposition political party, National Democratic Congress (NDC), sometime ago.
The highlife legend was in the news when Nana Appiah Mensah, Chief Executive Officer of Zylofon Media, dashed Jewel Ackah $10,000 to be used to support the cure of his sickness. Prior to this aid by Nana Appiah Mensah, the highlife legend has earlier on expressed gross disappointment in NDC party for neglecting him after he fell sick.
However, Kofi Ackah, son of the ailing musician who lives in Canada in a chat with DJ Roar, the host of Weekend Gruuv on Kumasi based Kessben FM via telephone call has stated without mincing words that his father doesn’t need NDC’s support for survival!
“My dad is OK! He has so many people whom he can count on them for support. Because he has supported several musicians who’re willing to help just that most of them were not aware of his plight. People started supporting my father after he came out publicly to talk about his sickness. The good news is that Jewel Ackah is doing good”, the son said.
Although, the son admitted his father (Jewel Ackah) has contributed a lot to the success of NDC as well as some Ghanaian musicians when he was active in music. “Sadly, in times like this Jewel Ackah happens to be living alone without a supporting wive”, the son lamented.
Well, it’ll interest you to know that ailing Jewel Ackah was the famous musician who composed the NDC anthem, “Arise Arise” in the year 2008. The Highlife icon was one of the many musicians who popularized highlife music in the 1980s and 1990s. We’re hoping and praying God grants him more life.