Musicians can be on top of the charts one day and in the tabloid headlines the next. Like most stars, these musically gifted artists are susceptible to drama and mistakes especially in the area of announcing their political affiliations.
So, it’s not surprising that gospel musician Reverend Lenny Akpadie has cautioned Ghanaian musicians to desist from aligning with political parties during election years taking into consideration the dangers associated with such move.
According to him, even though such associations may look lucrative to musicians, they will go a long way to affect them negatively.
He recounted his experience with his “Most High God” hit song which he gave to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at an amount of GH¢7,500 in December 2008, a move he now describes as having led to his career taking a nose dive.
Rev Akpadie said he was subsequently tagged as NDC, affecting most of his business deals with his marriage almost collapsing.
“I gave my song to NDC for a year and they gave me GHC 7,500 even though I never performed at any of the NDC’s functions. The party wanted me to take to their platforms but I refused. I can say for sure that musicians who are in the limelight and associate themselves with political parties will suffer for it,” he said.
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Source || Adu Sarpeah || GHBase•Com ||