#FixTheCountry: Ghanaians would tag you with a political party – Akwaboah on celebrity silence

Ghanaian singer-songwriter Gladstorm Kwabena Akwaboah Jnr., known by his stage name Akwaboah Jnr has asserted that, joining the #fixthecountrydemo would give Ghanaians the chance to affiliate you with a political party.

According to Akwaboah, he had no idea about the #FixTheCountry demonstration which took place yesterday. In his defense, he would prefer to distance himself from such activism for fear of being tagged with a political party.

In an interview sighted by the “posti me” hit maker said;

“The thing is, it is not like we don’t want to talk about it. But Ghanaians, some of us, have a way of politicizing everything that comes. So you might want to talk about it, but then the moment you start talking about it, they think you are NPP or NDC. That is why sometimes we would want to rather stay back and not say anything about it. But then definitely, it would have been something good to talk about, but if you are not careful, you would be tagged.”

“We must understand that regardless of the genres we are doing in Ghana, highlife is our light. When you step out of Ghana to other countries, and they ask you, what kind of songs do Ghanaians do, the only thing that would come into your mind is highlife.”

Yesterday, 4th August, 2021, conveners for #FixTheCountry campaign, converged on the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra to embark on their much-talked about protest.

The group said the protest is to put pressure on the government to address the country’s numerous challenges, including youth unemployment.

The group served notice of the demonstration to register its dissatisfaction with the current cost of living in the country.



By Afia Owusu/|Ghana


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