Entertainment of 2014-03-28

'Mafiarism' is killing MUSIGA - Ambolley

Legendary musician, Gyedu Blay Ambolley has said there is a cancer of 'Mafiarism' in the Musician Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) which is derailing the progress of the musicians' body.
According to the 'Simigwa Do Man', the age-long culture of 'Mafiarism' has been passed on from one president to the other.
Gyedu Blay Ambolley lost to the current MUSIGA president Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour) during a heated contested election on August 18, 2011 in Tamale, Northern region.
He has since then held the believe that the current administration lacks the requisite skills and experience to man the affairs of the musician union.
Gyedu Blay Ambolley told Hitz Entertainment News that, "'Mafiarism' is in MUSIGA. It was started by Sidiku Buari [and it] was transferred to Diana Hopeson and [now] to the present Musician Union president Obour."
He explained that, "things are going on in a way that [is] not favouring the musicians [or] people [who] have contributed a lot to music in Ghana."
"The Musicians Union is there for the welfare of all [musicians] but because of the 'Mafiarism' that is going on, you don't see all these welfare coming to those that have contributed," Ambolley lamented.
He stressed that the root cause of the problems facing the musicians' union is bad leadership. "If you plant a bad seed, it produces bad fruits. That is what we are seeing at MUSIGA right now.