We are once again in an election year and as the various political parties continue to plan strategies, popular singer, Kwabena Kwabena says he would not hesitate to record a song for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo if that would fit into the party’s overall campaign plan.
According to him, he remained convinced that Nana Addo was the best presidential candidate to move the country’s development agenda forward and he will whole-heartedly support him, just like he did four years ago.
Kwabena Kwabena was among the Ghanaian artistes that openly supported various parties during the 2008 general elections and recorded a song titled ‘Number One’ for Nana Addo. Other artistes who also recorded material for politicians included Daddy Lumba, Lucky Mensah and A-Plus.“There’s no doubt that I still support Nana Addo,” the well-liked singer said in an interview with ‘Showbiz’ last Saturday. “As a patriotic citizen, I feel if there is an individual out there that has the ability to steer this nation in a direction I identify with and I can use my voice to propel that cause, it almost becomes a duty for me to come out and do that. I want the best for my nation.”
The Aso hit-maker indicated that as the political season heats up, he did not mind combining efforts with other Ghanaians who thought like him politically, to galvanize support for Nana Addo’s campaign this year. “He is a good statesman, has done a lot for this nation and has a deep passion to tackle problems affecting the youth. Those are some of the reasons why I wish him to become the next president of Ghana,” he said.
Asked whether he did not think his open declaration would affect his music career in any way, Kwabena Kwabena said so long as he maintained his belief in God and continued to do good music, he had no problem recording a song again for Nana Addo.