Entertainment of 2014-01-21

MUSIGA has not banned Joey B's 'Tonga'

News circulating has it that, Joey B’s popular song, ‘Tonga’ has been banned by the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA). According to the report, “Nana Kwame, the host of OC Showbiz Review on Skyy Power FM, Takoradi confirmed to the reporter that, the ‘Tonga’ song has been banned by MUSIGA. This was also confirmed to the Master Planner by the Composer himself, Joey B.”

OMG!Ghana.com can confirm that Joey B’s ‘Tonga’ song has not been banned by the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) as it was reported. Reacting to the story on Monday’s edition of the mid-morning show, ‘Brunch2Lunch’ on Radio Univers, Joey B’s manager, Gee told Bra Chef, host of the show that MUSIGA has not banned the song.

He added that the false information circulating is a game plan by some media men to send a message to Charter House, organizers of Ghana Music Awards not to nominate the song for this year’s awards ceremony. He continued that the song ‘Tonga’ is not profane and they have submitted it to Ghana Music Awards organisers.

A check by OMG!Ghana.com on MUSIGA’s twitter handle also proved that the song which features BET award-winner Sarkodie has not been banned.

Tweets by MUSIGA read:

Musiga is not a music censorship board… so we dont ban songs..we only appeal to members not to be explicit @GhanaMusicWeek @1RealJoeyB

— Musicians Union-GH (@Musigagh) January 19, 2014

We disassociate with such reportage @kaychills @ghanamove

— Musicians Union-GH (@Musigagh) January 19, 2014