Entertainment of Thursday, 15 November 2012
Source: Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo
The forthcoming general election is generating so much excitement and anxiety within the creative arts industry. Just a week after a group branding itself as the Creative Arts for change’ endorsed Nana Akuffo Addo, official word is out on collection of personalities from the entertainment industry also endorsing the sitting President John Dramani Mahama.
Astute personalities from different sections of the creative arts are openly declaring their support for the candidature of the president and the NDC party in days leading to the December 7 polls.
The list which is made up of names individuals from areas of music, radio and television and movies include the likes of Amandzeba, Rex Omar, Paapa Yankson, Jewel Ackah, and Lucky Mensah – all musicians. Others include radio and television personalities such as Abeiku Santana, Yaw Ampofo Ankrah, Nana Kwaku Agyemang, DJ Willie and Selassie Ibrahim, Mr. Beautiful, Bob Okala, Bukom Banku also made the list.
Mr. Mustapha Inusah, coordinator for Volunteer for John Mahama (John Mahama 1 Man Supporter) said that fifteen other popular personalities within the industry have also thrown their weight behind the president and their names will also be published very soon.
According to the Coordinator, the John Mahama campaign does not entice the personalities with money or any form of incentives in order for them to endorse the president; rather these personalities are seeing the good works of the president and the NDC and have decided to openly declare their support without change.
“These accomplished personalities from creative sector are not being influenced by money to declare their endorsement: they strongly believe in the president and understand clearly that he will do better job for the country and the arts when voted into power,” Mr. Inusah emphasized.
Most of the personalities endorsing the president have already been assigned roles in the president’s campaign and are already pursing their functions as the president intensifies his campaign across the country.