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

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.

Source: Ghananewsagency.org

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