Entertainment of 2014-03-20

Declaring support for a political party shouldn't jeopardize your career - Philipa Baafi

Gospel musician Philipa Baafi says it is unfortunate that celebrities who have openly declared support for one political party or another in the country have seen their careers take a dip.

According to her, the development is worrying, considering the fact that Ghana believes in the ideals of freedom of speech which is a right that must be respected.

Some known personalities including Kumawood actor, Mr Beautiful and gospel musician Lenny Akpadie have seen their once illustrious careers take a nose dive after declaring support for a political party.

Philipa Baafi released the popular 'Go High' song which was used by the NPP in the 2008 elections. That she said nearly marred her career had it not been for God's intervention.

She has been absent from the music scene for the past three years, and there were reports that her absence might have been caused by an alleged affiliation to the NPP.

But speaking in an interview with Myjoyonline.com, Philipa refuted the claims, saying she was maternity leave

She explained that, she did not do the 'Go High' song for the NPP; "I just took my copyright and some people [thought] that I did the album basically for them but [it's not] so."

"I thought where Ghana is now it should be a normal thing because whether we like it or not everybody belongs to one party or the other. It's a democratic country, we have freedom of speech," she said.

A celebrity declaring his or her support for a political party should not "jeopardize or do something to your career, it should have been that but it's unfortunate that we are facing the problem here," she said.

Philipa Baafi is celebrating 15 years of her music career and she is out with her eighth studio album 'Aseda Piesie'.

'Aseda Piesie' has ten tracks and she is due to release ten music videos for the album.