Ghanaian artiste Akwaboah has declared his lack of interest in participating in the upcoming elections in Ghana. In an interview with Nana Romeo on Accra FM, the musician revealed that he did not vote in the 2020 elections and intends to maintain the same stance this year.
Akwaboah’s decision seems to stem from his dissatisfaction with politicians’ failure to fulfill their promises. The ‘Love Unfair’ singer expressed skepticism towards political figures, including Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who recently pledged to introduce digital and streaming platforms for artists in the country.
“We’ve heard these promises endlessly. It’s not just him. Anybody that desires political power says the same or similar, believing that is what would get them needed attention from the creative arts sector,” Akwaboah remarked. He further added, “I won’t say I believe [Dr. Bawumia] or not, but we’re just hoping that he will fulfill his promises.”
Akwaboah’s stance reflects a growing sentiment of disillusionment among some members of the Ghanaian artistic community towards political engagement and promises made by politicians.