Gospel musician, Philipa Baafi says it is unfortunate that celebrities who have openly declared support for one political party or another in the country have seen their careers take a dip.
According to her, the development is worrying, considering the fact that Ghana believes in the ideals of freedom of speech which is a right that must be respected.
Some known personalities including Kumawood actor, Mr Beautiful and gospel musician Lenny Akpadie have seen their once illustrous careers take a nose dive after declaring support for a political party.
Philipa Baafi released the popular Go High song which was used by the NPP in the 2008 elections. That she said nearly marred her career had it not been for God's intervention.
She has been absent from the music scene for the past three years, and there were reports that her absence might have been caused by an alleged affiliation to the NPP.
But speaking in an interview with Myjoyonline.com, Philipa refuted the claims, saying she was on maternity leave
She explained that, she did not do the Go High song for the NPP; "I just took my copyright and some people thought that I did the album basically for them but it's not so."
"I thought where Ghana is now, it should be a normal thing because whether we like it or not everybody belongs to one party or the other. It's a democratic country, we have freedom of speech," she said.
A celebrity declaring his or her support for a political party should not "jeopardise or do something to your career, it should have been that but it's unfortunate that we are facing the problem here," she said.
Philipa Baafi is celebrating 15 years of her music career and she is out with her eighth studio album Aseda Piesie.
Aseda Piesie has 10 tracks and she is due to release 10 music videos for the album.
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