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Rex Omar reveals how a minister cancelled a show because of him

Celebrated highlife musician, Rex Omar has disclosed that a minister canceled a show because of him.

According to the “Abiba” hit maker, there was a particular show that he had to perform at. After preparing, an NPP minister called to cancel the show because of him.

“even as a musician there was a particular show that I had to perform at. After preparing, an NPP minister calls to say if I’m the one to perform then the show should be canceled”, he said.

In an exclusive on the ‘Legends’ show hosted by Agyemang Prempeh, the veteran musician mentioned that he has received many death threats after he openly declared his political affiliation. Moreover, some also sideline him even as an artist.


Also, he often receives hate comments and threats from people for political opinions and stance.

“I’ve got a lot of hate but I don’t care. A lot of threats but I don’t care. It’s a lot but I think that I’m not the only person or last to receive such treatment. I’ve got a lot of life-threatening messages and calls; saying ‘we will come for you.’”

Rex Omar real name Rex Owusu Marfo is a Ghanaian highlife artist. He first rose to prominence in 1989 with the Aware Pa album which also included the track, Wodofo Ne Hwan? Following this, in 1992 he formed the Highlife SupergroupNakorex  together with fellow Highlife artists Nat Brew   and Akosua Agyapong, the group’s name being an acronym made up of the first letters of each member’s name.

Following the break-up of the group he eventually became the head of the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO), and in his role as an advocate for greater copyright protections for Ghanaian musicians successfully lobbied president John Agyekum Kuffour   to withhold asset to the new Copyright Bill in order for protections to be strengthened.


By Afia Owusu/|Ghana


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