The former President of the Musicians Union of Ghana, Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known as Obour, has registered his displeasure over the too much negative energy in the Ghanaian Creative Arts Sector.
He bemoaned in a post on Facebook that some people in the industry are making some allegations against him after he visited Shatta Wale.
Obour clarified that his meeting with Shatta Wale has got nothing to do with his position on Mark Okraku Mantey’s nomination as the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
He, therefore, disclosed his readiness to support Mr Okraku Mantey if President Akufo-Addo nominates him.
Obour wrote: “So because I visited Shatta Wale after his viral videos opposing suggestions that Mark Okraku Mantey should be nominated for a Deputy Ministerial position, some people in the Creative Arts industry are alleging that I am the one who instigated the conduct of Shatta…. Ah this is sad! Why are our people so negative’ minded? Why not think positive for once? The negative energy is just too much.
“For the records, my visit to Shatta Wale was to discuss issues of general good for our industry and as a big brother I used the opportunity to advice him and paint a bigger picture for him on what our industry stands to benefit should a stake holder like Mark get the nod of the President to become a minister or deputy minister.”
He added: “Mark is already aware of my position as far as leadership for our industry is concerned and I have informed him long ago that I will accompany him to vetting and support him should His Excellency, the President nominate him. Mokasa… dodo.. aaba.”