Rex Omar endorses Obour for MUSIGA presidency
Hi-Life great, Rex Omar has thrown his weight behind Hiplife musician, Obour's bid to lead the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), saying he is the bridge between the young and the old.
Rex, who was speaking at Obour's campaign launch at the Coconut Groove Regency Hotel, said it was rather unfortunate that several personalities are trying to woo Obour, who is known in real life as Bice Osei Kuffuor, out of the presidential race on the basis that he is young.
Obour is among four candidates; Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Nana Tuffour and Willie Roy, who are vying for the MUSIGA presidency. MUSIGA is set to go to the polls in August to elect new a president as well as other executives.
Rex Omar, known in real life as Rex Owusu Marfo, is among a long list of personalities that includes; Alfred Benjamin Crentsil (A.B. Crentsil), Kwame Sefa Kayi, Ayigbe Edem, Richie, Abraham Ohene Djan, Nacy and Okyeame Kwame who have thrown their weight behind Obour.
He said unlike Obour, the other candidates were seeking to lead the musicians union “for the sake of it, for pride, for their ego.”
Rex Omar, who said he has been fighting for the music industry for some time now warned that, “The fight and the problems we have in the industry is multi-faceted,” adding, “a good MUSIGA without a good copyright collection society is nothing. A good music with creative work without a good business aspect of it comes to zero.”
To him, “the marketing and organisational skills that Obour has been doing,” gives him “the confidence that if we give him the opportunity to be the president of MUSIGA, he can bridge both the young musicians and the old musicians.”
“...if you give him the opportunity, he will be able to deliver as the president of MUSIGA,” Rex Omar assured.
He called on delegates who are being wooed by some of the aspirants to gladly accept the monies being given them but they shouldn't “spend their votes” adding that, “this is the right time for a total overhaul of the music industry.”
Obour has however promised a total revamp of MUSIGA to the benefit of its members when elected as the union's president.