Politicians only use and dump us – Samini laments

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Ghanaian reggae/dancehall artiste, Samini has said politicians only use musicians to get heard.

The MOBO award winner opined that politicians in Ghana only show concern for musicians and the creative arts industry during electioneering years.

Many creative arts industry players have lamented over the lack of concern and neglect of the sector by successive governments.

In his view, Samini although the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has been created, little has been done to address the concern of the sector.

Samini made the comments when he appeared on Accra based ClassFM.

He said: “Personally, I don’t think the creative arts [industry] is the priority of governments or any state institution…

“What they need from the creative arts players or from an artiste or musician is for you to come help them get heard, help them get loud when they need to get loud. When they finish the campaign and all that and they don’t need to get loud, they don’t need you. So, they [politicians] don’t see how they should empower creative arts players or have your back so that you can sell your music and make money or how you can have a pension system or a scheme that takes care of you, whether you are active or not.” the ‘My own’ hitmaker added

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