'Citizen Kofi' Gives Obuor US$100,000

Even before MUSIGA members start paying their dues for the New Year and under a new leadership, an amount of US$100,000 has been dropped in their treasury. This kind gesture was made by business mogul and owner of Accra�s hottest entertainment centre, Citizen Kofi. Dr. Kofi Amoah pledged an amount of US$100,000 to MUSIGA to help them rejuvenate and revitalize the somewhat dormant association and asked other corporate organizations and institutions to �step up to the mic� to help Ghana�s music industry. He made the pledge at the swearing-in ceremony of the new president and his executives on Thursday September 8 in Accra. Now I have been made to believe that at the swearing-in of any democratically elected President, his or her other contestants are supposed to be at the ceremony but this was not the case at the swearing-in of the new MUSIGA President Bice Obour Osei Kufuor. Conspicuously missing was his fiercest contender for the seat of the Presidency, the �Simgua man� and three time contender Gyedu Blay Ambuley a.k.a �abaad3 hrriii� The �Ragum zo� hit maker who placed third after the successfully organized MUSIGA congress in Tamale was nowhere to be found during the grand event which saw several of the old and new generation of Ghana�s musicians converging at one place to show their support for their youthful and ambitious president who is under 30. It was a sight to behold looking at the cross-section of musicians from all genres gathering at headquarters of the association with this being the first time for many of the new musicians. From where I sat, I could see the likes of Nana Kwame Ampadu (Former General Secretary MUSIGA), Ben Brako, A.B Crentsil, Besa Simons, Rex Omar, Alhaji Sidiku Buari (former president of MUSIGA), K.K Kabobo, Oheneba Kissi, Reverend Mary Ghansah, Paulina Oduro, Chizzy Wailer, Nana Tufour and several others who have blazed the trail of Ghanaian music over the years but with nothing to show for it. At least President Obour has promised to ensure that their toil would not be in vain, in the next four years, as he steers the affairs of the association.