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Nothing stops a musician from becoming an MP – Obour

The immediate past president of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) Bice Osei Kuffour popularly known as Obour has said he doesn’t believe in the ideology that creative persons should be prevented from representing their constituency in Parliament.

According to him, the House is made up of people with diverse backgrounds, adding that, he sees nothing wrong with a musician being in Parliament.

“Who are our politicians? When you go to Parliament now, who are there? There is a hairdresser there. There is a businesswoman there. There are market women and doctors there. What stops a musician from being there? Is music not part of the things we do as a country? If not for anything, music plays a major role in most of our lives. Don’t we have entertainment? So there’s nothing wrong with having a musician in Parliament. At Parliament, we discuss tourism, creative arts, culture, and several other things that music is keyed in. It’s actually a plus for Parliament to have a musician,” he said in an interview on Citi TV‘s Face to Face.

About a month ago, Obour was in the news for all the wrong reasons; he was dragged on social media for his supposed poor handling of his father’s COVID-19 diagnosis.

Speaking about the experience, Obour revealed that he got depressed because of the insults and falsehood that was peddled about his image and brand.

“It was very disheartening listening and reading all the negative news about me. Truly, I went into the lowest moments of my life but I thank some colleagues and friends who helped me to come out of this situation. It was so difficult especially when I had lost my father at the time,” he stated.

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