Living music legend Daddy Lumba has decided to support Nana Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and released what promises to be a mega-hit campaign song for the party.
The celebrated musicians would be joining the NPP candidate on the campaign platform to canvass for votes in the coming days. Reports also say Kwabena Kwabena is in the studio putting finishing touches to his song for the NPP.
Lumba, also known as DL, in his new campaign song, categorically calls on Ghanaians to vote for Nana Akufo-Addo to enable him to achieve his dream of a free senior high school (SHS) era for the country and an improved National Health Insurance scheme (NHIS).
The song, ‘Wobemu’, is a reloaded version of the ‘Yeko Ye Nim (We are moving forward)’ track Lumba recorded for the NPP for the 2008 elections.
NEWS-ONE has gathered that the NPP actually wrote the lyrics of the song for Lumba and that the party’s treasurer, Esther Ofori and director of operations for the 2012 campaign, Lord Commey actually wrote most of the songs the party used in 2008 including the ones sang by Kwabena-Kwabena and the party’s official anthem.
Lumba is joining the NPP campaign at a time the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has issued a press statement distancing itself from its members who have expressed support for any political party.
According to MUSIGA, though it respects the rights of its members to join, support or campaign for any political party of choice, it wishes to set the records straight that such musicians are doing so in their private and individual interests.
Last week, good old Katawere aka Agya Afari of hit television drama series ‘Efiewura’ fame, and award-winning musician Adane Best, officially joined the campaign wagon of Nana Akufo Addo and the NPP.
Katawere, known in private life as Ebenezer Donkor, mounted the NPP campaign platform and urged several thousands of listening electorate to cast their vote in favour of Nana Addo on December 7.
Adane Best, on his part, used his hit ‘Jata Bi’ song to entertain party faithful that had gathered for a mini rally at Chorkor, a popular Accra coastal town.
In that same week, several members of the creative arts industry including hi-life musician Kwabena Kwabena; movie producer and Public Relations Officer of the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) Socrate Sarfo; music producer Mark Okraku Mantey, Fredyma, a sound engineer and music producer; actresses Vivian Jill Lawrence, Mercy Asiedu, and Auntie B. of ‘Efiewura’ fame; actor Bill Asamoah; musicians C-Zar and Naa Agyeman and many others visited the Nima residence of Nana Akufo-Addo to assure him of their support for the December 7 polls.
It is significant when members of the creative arts industry publicly declare their support for an opposition political party.