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UGMA Wants Broadcasters To Testify
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Music of Friday, 27 October 2006

Source: ghanamusic.com

UGMA Wants Broadcasters To Testify

The United Gospel Musicians Association (UGMA) has debunked allegations that some of its members had been consulting fetishes to promote the sale of their music.

It had therefore, charged broadcasters who made the allegations to mention the names of those they claimed were involved.

?We demand, those who have made the allegations that certain gospel musicians have been consulting fetishes should come clean, and boldly name the said musicians in order to expose the bad nuts tarnishing the gospel music industry?, it said.

It specified, if these broadcasters do not have adequate evidence to justify the allegations, they should render unconditional apologies to all gospel musicians, through the same medium which they made ?false and unprofessional allegations?.

Speaking at a press conference in Accra, last Tuesday, Mr. Ernest Kwesi Ennin, general secretary of UGMA said, it found it necessary to raise such concerns on the reports, since it was a total contradiction of their Christian faith, to promote Christianity through gospel music.

This, he stressed, was tarnishing the image of all gospel musicians, especially when the report failed to name the particular musicians involved in the alleged sordid act.

However, on behalf of the members, he advocated, ?members of UGMA are spiritually reliant and are motivated by Almighty God in the production of their music, but not on fetish priests, evil cults and oracles, or juju?.

Answering questions from the press, he advised their response was not to attack anybody, nor the media, but to call the broadcasters to justify allegations made.

Broadcasters linked to the allegation included, DJ Abio of channel R 92.7 FM, Kwesi Aboagye and Kwesi Agyeman both of Peace 104.3 FM, and Kwaku Duah of Hot 93.9 FM.

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