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Entertainment of Wednesday, 31 January 2018


FDA to ban Captain Planet's 'Akpeteshie' song

Captain Planet is set to release a new song titled 'Akpeteshie' Captain Planet is set to release a new song titled 'Akpeteshie'

‘Akpeteshie’, is a Ghanaian spirit produced in Ghana by distilling palm wine or sugar cane. Other names for this drink include VC10, and apio. Frantically speaking,'Akpeteshie is the national spirit of Ghana.

The popular Ghanaian produced spirit ‘Akpeteshie, is not professionally bottled or sealed, but instead poured into unlabeled used bottles.

It would be recalled that, had reported that the ‘Obi Agye Obi Girl’s hitmaker was set to release ‘Akpeteshie’ on 20th January 2018 but couldn’t substantiate whether he was going to advocate for the use of ‘Akpeteshie’ in the song or advice people to be wary of over drinking the most popular spirit.

Reliable information available to indicates strenuously that, Captain Planet intends advocating for excessive intake of the popular Ghanaian spirit since it is locally manufactured here rather than caution people on the need to drink it responsibly.

In an exclusive interview to ascertain whether the song can be banned with regards to the lyrical content, a representative from the Foods and Drugs Authority (FDA),a National Regulatory Authority mandated by the Public Health Act 2012 (Act 851) to regulate food, drugs, food supplements, herbal and homeopathic medicines, veterinary medicines, cosmetics, medical devices, household chemical substances, tobacco and tobacco products, who spoke with, explained that:

"If truly Captain Planet releases the ‘Akpeteshie’ song and he advocates for the excessive intake of the spirit since he believes it is manufactured in Ghana so people must drink it more so that the producers would make profit, well it’s good to make profit but looking at the complications surrounding excessive drinking, we shall ban the song..I will really be surprised if a role model like Captain Planet would do such a song," the FDA rep opined.

Though Captain Planet is again going Solo with “Akpeteshie”, he is still the leader of celebrated Hip-life/Hip-pop group; 4X4.

Watch a video man who overtook “Akpeteshie’ below!