“We don’t need musicians to run MUSIGA” – Dada KD


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By
Simon Asare, GNA

Accra, April 30, GNA –
Veteran highlife singer, Dada Kwaku Duah, has said the Musicians Union of Ghana
(MUSIGA), must not be necessarily be run by musicians.

He said MUSIGA needs
people with the necessary business orientation to run their affairs, but not
just musicians.

According Kweku Duah.
popularly known as “Dada KD”, no significant strides had been made over the
past years with musicians leading the outfit.

He said musicians had
over the years made the MUSIGA vissionless, hence the need for drastic changes
in their leadership.

“We need business
oriented individuals to spearhead activities at the local music body to help it
thrive and make it beneficial for all musicians,” he said.

”I don’t agree with
the idea of allowing only musicians to lead the group even though I envisage
another musician taking over again but that is certainly not the right
direction to go.

”We need business
minded people to take over MUSIGA. We need experts with the requisite
managerial skills to run the association, but not musicians who may not have
the managerial expertise to run the group,” he added.

Dada KD believes the
phenomenon of electing musicians to lead the association, had hindered the
progress of Ghanaian music, with issues of conflict of interest derailing the
progress of Ghanaian music.

Incumbent president
Bice Osei Kuffour, also known as ”Obour” would exit office in June, with some
key musicians including Bessa Simons, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley and Richie Mensah all
expressing interest in the presidency of MUSIGA.

GNA

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