Some Bodies in MUSIGA have become white Elephants – Kwame Dadzie

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Entertainment pundit and blogger Kwame Dadzie has in a new write narrated why MUSIGA needs to review its rule that bars ‘ordinary’ members from running for top positions such as President of the union

Kwame Dadzie started by writing “There is no gainsaying the lull in the functions of most of the associations and institutions in the creative industry. A few days ago, I was compiling a list of associations in the creative arts industry and what sprung to mind was how beneficial these associations have been to the industry. Things are awry and we can’t play the ostrich. Sometimes we need to spit the hard truth without fear or favour to ensure the right things are done”

He would continue by adding “In fact, some of these bodies, particularly the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), have become white elephants with their leaders just occupying titular positions. On Saturday, March 25, 2023, I made a clear case on ‘SAY IT LOUD’, a new segment on Joy FM’s Showbiz A-Z regarding how unattractive MUSIGA has been. I also charged them to rebrand and make the union more attractive to musicians in the country”

Kwame Dadzie also added “Although Bice ‘Obour’ Osei Kuffuor’s 8-year tenure was marked with scathing criticism and allegations, it still remains arguably the most vibrant period in the life of MUSIGA since it was formed in 1975. He could have done better but what we are experiencing now is akin to a non-existent union; one that is only felt when its leaders are invited to deliver speeches at funerals of deceased musicians or to present prizes at award programmes”



MUSIGA has had its elections postponed umpteenth times since 2019 when Bice ‘Obour’ Osei Kuffour finished with his tenure in office as the President of the union.

The elections which were earlier slated for June 26, 2019, were later rescheduled by the National Elections Committee to July 10, 2019.

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