Ghanaian musician, Gregory Bortey Newman, known in showbiz circles as King Promise, has said it is hilarious how Ghanaians refer to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as ‘King Promise’.
The president’s critics gifted him the moniker vis-à-vis the numerous promises he made to Ghanaians in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections, which he eventually won.
But the ‘Oh Yeah’ hit-singer, said he laughs whenever he hears the president being referred to as ‘King Promise’.
“I don’t know how it came about but it’s funny. I just wake up and I realise people are calling the president ‘King Promise’. I am trying to find out the comparison, what we have in common, it is funny, maybe the head,” he told Prince Benjamin on Class Drive on Class 91.3 FM on Monday, 21 May.
The musician said referring to the president as ‘King Promise’ will not sway attention from his brand because he is not a politician.
“I laugh about it all the time, it’s a plus when people are calling the president with your name, it is cool, I will accept it like that, I don’t have any problem about it, absolutely nothing”.
King Promise, who is promoting his new single ‘CCTV’ featuring Mugeez and Sarkodie, used the opportunity to appeal to the president to invest in the creative arts sector in order to empower Ghanaian artistes.
“We need a lot of support in the art industry, we need more money, more funding. Build centres like workshops where people can learn how to write music or play any kind of instrument. He should also invest into the art industry to train Ghanaian artistes in order to compete with the high-level with other people,” he said.