Ghana U 20: Kwaisey Pee Donates To Black Satellites As Part Of His Birthday Celebrations

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Legendary Highlife musician, Kwaisey Pee has donated food and items worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to the Ghana U-2O also known as the Black Satellites.

The benevolence which is part of his birthday celebrations was held at a colourful ceremony at the camp of the Black Satellites in Prampram.

Some of the items donated are food, cartons of drinks, bags of rice, carton of oil, toilet rolls, and soaps.

The Mehia Odo hit maker in an interview on SVTV AFRICA, stated his love for football as the main motivation for the donation. “I love football even though I couldn’t play professional football but I hope in the future my son becomes a footballer. So as part of my birthday, I decided to donate these items to you and as you consume these products, I pray you will get more energy to play and bring the trophy home”

He added that, he mooted the idea because, the Black Satellites do not get the needed attention they deserve unlike the senior national team, the Black Stars.

Receiving the donation on behalf of the team, Head Coach for the Black Satellites, Yaw Preko, was full of praise and expressed their profound gratitude to Kwaisey Pee and his team for their kind gesture and wished him a happy birthday in advance.

The team further sang a birthday song for the highlife legend and wished him long life and prosperity ahead of his birthday come Sunday August 4, 2019.

Kwaisey Pee as part of his birthday celebrations, will also donate to the veteran musicians and also hold a football match on Saturday August 3, 2019.

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It's too early to crown Kuami Eugene Highlife king - Kwaisey Pee

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Highlife artiste, Kwaisey Pee has opined that, singer Kuami Eugene is too young to be crowned as highlife king in Ghana.

It will be recalled that, Kuami Eugene was crowned by veteran highlife artiste Amakye Dede at the 20th VGMA. This, unfortunately didn't go down well with some artistes including some industry players, describing it as fake and mediocrity. 

Kwaisey Pee told DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa at the premiere of KiDi's Sugar movie last Friday that, from his point of view, Amakye Dede was pushed by the organizers of VGMA to crown KuamI Eugene as a young highlife king.

"Well, I think it's too early to have something like that coming up. To be honest with you, the Abrantie Amakye Dede I know was pushed to that, and so the organizers should bow their heads in shame for doing that. He is a good artist don't get me wrong, but it only been one year, so at least wait for him to last about a decade before doing that"

Kwaisey Pee added that, it would have been right and understandable if the artist has been in the music scene for at least half a decade and has lots of albums to his credit but not just been a year in the music industry.

"They know the guy is good, and don't get me wrong he is a good artiste and its been only one year but at least I could understand it when it's half a decade or a decade but it's only been one year and you don't even know how far he is gonna go after here. You just don't wake up and crown someone a king, it doesn't make sense. You have to put all these things into consideration before crowning someone a king" he added.

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MUSIGA: Bessa Simons Is No Different From Obour; They Are Both Crooks – Kwaisey Pee

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Contemporary Highlife artiste, Akwasi Opoku popularly known by his stage name Kwaisey Pee has said outgoing MUSIGA president, Obour is no different from ace highlife artiste Bessa Simons, who is contesting for MUSIGA president in the upcoming MUSIGA elections.

In an interview with host DJ Nyaami on ‘We Dey Vybe’ on SVTV Africa, the “Mehia Odo” singer explained that, musicians in Ghana wants someone better and more business oriented to lead the Musicians Union of Ghana, they should not think Bessa Simons is any different from outgoing president Obour. He described them as selfish and crooks.

“Massa, Bessa Simons is not coming to do anything new because Obour is giving him a back-pass as he is preparing to leave office. It’s because they think we are dumb as musicians, we are not wise. Believe me, Bessa Simons is no different from Obour, they are all crooks and the corruption will still continue”

Kwaisey added that, the union should be given to a business oriented person and not a musician. He said, everything going on at MUSIGA is concert and joke.“They better give that position to a business oriented person, somebody who is not a musician. somebody who have his money already and have the mind of doing business to run that position and stop that concert party they are doing there”

Asked to rank Obour’s tenure as president on a scale of 1-10, he replied “one, yes I will rate him one and even that one, it’s because of the measures he put in support of veteran musicians. The truth is, he hasn’t done much, I mean personally, he has not done much for me while in office. You understand right, I mean I know Obour, he is not my enemy but I can’t lie that he has done so much when in office”

Kwaisey Pee commenting on the controversial Ghs2m given to the union, he said “Remember when Obour was given Ghs2m. When asked what he did with the money, Obour said he used the money for research, how? Ghs2m for research? Bessa Simons was part of his administration yet he sees nothing wrong with it. Obour said, he will only do account to the attorney general and no one else. Look, the bottom line is, no musicians should near that place including me because the corruption will still continue even if I’m the one there. Every musician will use that office or that position to enrich themselves”

Kwaisey Pee revolved round playing with various bands like Jewel’s Ackah’s Butterfly Six and Nana Tuffour’s Sikadwa Band, playing at gigs in different parts of the country.

Over the past decade, he’s released 3 albums:
‘Krokro Me’ - 2000
‘Akono Yaa’ – 2003
‘Nyane Me’ – 2006

‘Konadu’ - 2015

From shows in Europe and in the USA, Kwaisey shuttles back and forth Ghana.

He is currently promoting his new single “Ma Br3” which features sensational female vocalist Yaa Yaa.

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