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- Category: Entertainment
- Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:45
Obrafour warns NPP, others not to use his song...
When many Ghanaian artistes are yearning and willing to initiate the fastest of a 100 metre race --- one that even smashes Usain Bolt's world record --- with their arms widely opened to grab the juiciest of all 'packages' thrown at them by Political Parties for using their hit songs to enhance their fortunes in elections; some very few brave and daring ones (artistes) are rather shying away from such enticing opportunities!
Obrafour , known in private life as Michael Elliot Kwabena Okyere Darko, has brazenly given a stern warning to the New Patriotic Party (NPP)and all the other major Political Parties not to use his current single, 'Odasani' (translated as Anybody) which features Manifest, for their political campaigns come the 2016 general elections in Ghana.
The rap executioner said this in an interview with one of Ghana's best entertainment show hosts, Tony Best, on Solid 103.7 fm's entertainment program, 'Entertainment Edge'.
'Odasini', which is arguably one of the best and mature songs of our time and currently enjoying massive airplay across the country, has a part in the song that foretells some dire consequences awaiting a corrupt and wicked public servant or somebody in government who has been stealing and 'chopping' the ordinary tax payer's money but with no specific name mentioned.
As a result, the host, Tony Best, directly put the question to him (Obrafour) if he would give out his song (Odasani) to the New Patriotic Party to use it to their advantage come the 2016 general elections and this is what he had to say:
"Much as I agree that I do have a preference and a choice in selecting which political party I support, I don't think it is right and appropriate for me to give out my song (Odasani) or publicly declare my support for any political party (NPP, NDC, CPP, PNC..) considering the situation we find ourselves in.
"I am not sure it will help to make a song for or allow any of the political parties to use my song (Odasani).
"All that matters is me for me to go and cast my vote secretly.
"I certainly do have a political party that I support but I don't think it is necessary for me to make it known to the public."
As you may already be aware, it has become the order of the day for many Ghanaian artistes to, willingly or unwillingly, jump on the political bandwagon all because of the many tempting and juicy offers put before them by the major Political Parties.
Panelists on the Entertainment Edge show on Solid 103.7 FM in Kumasi include: Atopa of Osons Chemists Limited, Fuzzy, DJ Willy and Prince of PDF.
'Entertainment Edge' is ably produced by Henry Jack and Prince Afari Mintah.