Controversial musician, Kwame A Plus has poured his anger on the Tourism Minister, Madam Catherine Afeku for contributing to the All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2018 which was organized in Ghana.
Speaking with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, musician A Plus who doubles as a politician noted it was wrong for Ghana to allegedly use 4.5 million dollars of taxpayers’ money to support a foreign concert when the Creative Industry is in dying need of funds to survive.
“you spend 4.5 million dollars yet you don’t even have venues to hold concerts. The people who advised the President were wrong because who will advise the president to build a cathedral, why? People like Catherine Afeku don’t have any policy to do anything…”
“Who is AFRIMMA? I hear it belongs to some Nigerians and some people. Otchere-Darko said he watched ten movies and was depressed. Shirly Frimpong-Manso has done so much to sustain the industry and you have a minister who brings AFRIMMA here and they give you award to boost tourism? What are tourists coming to look for in Ghana? Motorway doesn’t even have lights. We have to keep our priorities right” he noted.
The host of the 5th AFRIMA concert was announced by the African Union Commission (AUC) after it was signed by the Honourable Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Madam Catherine Afeku.
Aside Kwame A Plus, other industry players such as the President of MUSIGA, Obour among others expressed worry over the AFRIMMA deal.
The President of Musicians Union of Ghana, Bice Osei Kufuor popularly known as Obour registered his great displeasure about how the event was organized as himself(Obour) and many industry players feel Ghana was hugely ‘sidelined’ by the organizers.
The 2018 version of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) successfully took place at the Accra International Conference Centre with an awards celebration.
The famous awards which were folded with three days activities including a free concert on Thursday night at the Independence Square finally came off on Saturday, 24th of November at the country’s capital.