Ghanaian Afro-pop musician, Kojo Antwi, has disclosed that prior to the elections, a political party approached him with money to endorse them but he refused to accept the offer.
In an exclusive interview on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show on Thursday, 29th December, 2016, he told host, Nhyira Addo, “I was approached…I was offered something but I said no.” Unfortunately, he did not mention the name of the political party and the amount involved.
Mr. Music Man’s decision not to endorse any political party does not only apply to politics. “It is not just political endorsement. As a brand, I also refuse to do endorse also alcohol…it’s a principle I have to live by.” He explained that there is nothing wrong with an artiste getting paid to perform at a political platform.
Kojo also made the point that, the celebrities; John Dumelo, Mzbel, Agya Koo, Cwesi Oteng, A-Plus, and others who openly endorsed the two leading political parties – The National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP), who endorsed the two aforementioned parties, could have used the opportunity to highlight the challenges facing the industry.
“I believe those who decided to get involved in that could have also used the opportunity to some of the things the industry needs to uplift where we are but instead, I think it was more for people getting money into their individual pockets, I don’t fault anyone but for me, I believe such a move will hurt my brand,” he noted.