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Entertainment of Thursday, 18 April 2019


I don’t think Obour has done enough as MUSIGA President – Stonebwoy

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More and more musicians have waded into assessing the Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour) led administration of the Musicians Union of Ghana – MUSIGA as it inches to an end in June including Gyedu-Blay Ambolley who scored him 10%, Trigmatic and D-Black scoring him at 40% respectively, Appietus and others.

Ghana’s Afrobeat and Reggae/Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy on the Inside Out segment on GHOne TV’s morning show, GH Today, believes the current administration of the Musicians Union has not done enough to help the industry.

The card holding member of MUSIGA, Stonebwoy believes the Obour led administration has not done enough to help the music industry but did his best as he feels will be of help. Most of the challenges he reiterated may be due to divergent views and misunderstanding on the operations of the association.

“I don’t think so. But please take my words as I say. I do not think so but I trust that he is trying his best as he can to do what he feels that will help. It can’t be done by just him. But l feel like we are not of equal understanding to push the whole MUSIGA agenda from Ghana. The word out there is that, a lot of people are not including myself, don’t really see what is going on in there,” he said.

He quickly added that his view is not ill-intended and should not be taken in bad faith.

“I can say that, I do not bother to poke my nose in there to actually know, so if I say this, let nobody catch feelings but I don’t necessarily have to be a member of parliament or be in government to know that the government is doing well although I am a citizen that votes, he explained.

Stonebwoy, coined out of his first name Livingstone in addition to the ragamuffin Jamaican street name Bwoy, is so impressed with his achievement over the years being relevant as an Afro beat and Reggae/Dancehall artists in Ghana and internationally.

He, however, expressed his gratitude he owes for the milestone success and achievements in the short period to the massive support both from his loyal fans and the creative industry stakeholders despite the tough challenges.