Written by Cobby Sackitey
Musician Jehoshaphat Kwabena Eshun, known in showbiz circles as Skrew Faze, has advised Ghanaian musicians to stay away from partisan politics as election approaches.
He told DJ Nyaami during an interview on SVTV Africa at this year’s Obonu FM Kenkey party. Skrew Faze advised Ghanaian artistes to stay away from politicians who will come to them with sweet words convincing them for endorsement during their campaigns.
“First and foremost, I’m not affiliated to any political party. The thing is every party will say something that will glorify them and do what they like and at the end of the day, it’s we the citizens that suffer. And looking at what is going on, it’s only two parties that are ruling the country and when it happens like that, people suffer. So imagine, after performing on a particular platform, I go ahead and endorse that party maybe too some fans belong to party B, so when it happens like that, I’ll lose those fans. So for me, I’ll advise my fellow musicians – don’t go into politics because after using you, they will dump you.” He said.
The ‘Gbalagaza’ hitmaker however noted that, he is ever ready to perform at any political platform as that is his business. “If you call me for a program, I’ll come and play it but don’t expect me to mention your party’s name and endorse you. Because I love my country and I love everybody. I have NPP fans, NDC fans, CPP fans, everybody is part. If you want me to come and perform, no problem - I’ll come and even perform about 20 songs but don’t expect me to endorse you.” He said.
Skrew Faze is currently working on his upcoming album which will be released April this year. The upcoming album titled “Better Days” will definitely be a master piece employing more creative minds and major acts such as Ghana’s self-acclaimed Dancehall king Shatta Wale.