Ghanaian hiplife artiste Kwaw Kese has taken his criticism of the rampant celebrity endorsement in the upcoming elections comparing his Ghanaian colleagues to those in Nigeria.
Over thirty top tier musicians and other celebrities have thrown their weight behind politicians in the up-coming general elections, a move which has drawn massive criticisms.
One of the fierce critics of these endorsements is Kwaw Kese who believes the conduct of these popular Ghanaians portrays them as cheap and short-sighted. He made these comments in an interview with MzGee on 3fm’s Showbuzz.
“Nigeria celebrities used their influence to effect a revolution and over here in Ghana, we have sold our voices and now licking the boots of the politicians for monies and other benefits. Now, the politicians see us as very cheap and hungry such that any small amount could influence us to throw our weight behind them. They endorsed the politicians, not for the betterment of the industry but to fill pockets which is not very good for the future of the industry.” He explained
The rapper revealed that he turned down an offer from the New Patriotic Party years ago to be their ambassador.