Prevention the wise say is better than cure. The cost to cure, the time, the pain and the shame to prevent ignobility to occur cannot be overemphasized.
Twenty years ago when Vodafone, as part of responsible CSR decided to sponsor music awards, it was with a great Vision to promote the music Industry and to engender keenness in artistes to build international brands of themselves.
This vision is losing its providential way and destroying the image of the visionary forebearers.
The Event/incident at VGMA@20 between great dance hall artistes Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, cast its shadow many times before what we all witnessed on 19th May, 2019.
The errors of The Enslaved Leadership Mindset (TELM) were too conspicuous to ignore. The music stakeholders say both artists have money, big followers, support the Music Industry and not much can be done about the beef between them.
Stakeholders add that the admirations by respective followers should engender keenness for both to perfecting their creative abilities.
However, such positive attitudes have been short changed for beef between the two top artists.
The VGMA vision is far bigger than Shatta and Stonebwoy and it benefits greater number of artists. But these two have created notoriety and the silence and inaction by the Music Industry's stakeholders and the empty pride of unfocused followers have brought great shame to both artists, the Ghana Music Industry and the entire nation and the continent of Africa by extension.
The election 2020 in Ghana is equally an event casting it's shadows many times like VGMA@20.
The NPP and NDC have created notoriety like Shatta and Stonebwoy. The vision of good governance and building Ghana is far bigger than NPP and NDC. The stakeholders of our sovereignty looks helpless with the same TELM errors until NPP and NDC destroy Ghana and bring destruction to our 28 years of democracy.
The alternative chances of governance which should engender keenness in NPP and NDC have gone silent whilst the two parties engage in equalization in the media space. The vigilantism, the unbridled lies, deception, ammunition importation, assault to security personnels by citizens etc. are all shadows of election 2020.
VGMA@20 should be a great reminder that TELM errors have the potential of destroying our democracy and next generation unless Ghanaians demonstrate the choice for better alternative of Independent Presidential System (IPS).
The cost of curing VGMA@20 by the security and the key stakeholders of the music Industry cannot be overemphasized. The Two Artists will lose their credibility in the International music space.
Let's therefore prevent the event of election 2020 by doing the needful and courageously point to NPP and NDC that elections is not about who keeps the destructive guns but about who governs better for Ghanaians.
BY Jacob Osei Yeboah, JOY2012,
Independent Presidential Candidate 2012 & 2016
Source: Jacob Osei Yeboah, JOY2012
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