Ghana’s celebrated Artiste of the Year 2009, Okyeame Kwame, who is working tirelessly to release his new album, ‘African Connection’ this year, has denied rumours that he has plans of contesting the presidency of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA).
Okyeame also denied having organised a meeting with some of the musicians and stakeholders in the industry behind closed doors to announce his presidential ambition.
Okyeame Kwame noted that he is solidly behind the current president of MUSIGA, Obour and his administration and that he has no intention of contesting the seat to become the president of the union.
“It is not true that I want to become the president of MUSIGA. I am not interested in that position. I have a lot to do as a musician. My career is more important than becoming the president of MUSIGA which will not be beneficial to me and my career as a musician.”
Speaking in an interview with BEATWAVES, Okyeame said the current president of MUSIGA is a very good friend of his and he is doing a very good job for the industry.
“I am satisfied with Obour’s performance so far and will always support him in his efforts to build a vibrant music industry for the country. I will not betray him as a friend to contest for his position.”
Okyeame Kwame who recently launched his latest single, ‘Try Another Time’, which featured Nigerian musician J Martins, stressed that he did not want to waste his time and energy discussing issues that will not be beneficial his career.
“Based on his achievement so far I personally think Obour is still the best person to lead MUSIGA. He is a good friend and doing a good job for the industry. I have worked with him and I think he is the best to lead MUSIGA.”
Okyeame Kwame, however, called on all musicians to come together and work as a team to help the industry to progress, adding that together the musicians could change the status quo which has rendered the industry poor, although it represents wealth.
George Clifford Owusu