Hiplife artiste, Barima Sidney has cautioned fellow musicians that they risk dividing their fan-base if they publicly endorse a political party.
According to the ‘Scent no’ hitmaker, the polarised nature of politics in Ghana makes it difficult for a celebrity to openly associate with a political party without suffering consequences.
“No disrespect to the other political parties, but in Ghana, we all know that it’s either the NPP or the NDC which has ruled Ghana since the Fourth Republic and they both have a huge following. The moment you endorse one by doing a song for the party you lose your fans and divide your fan-base.
“If you are a musician and you know you’ll gain massively if you endorse a political party then you may not care about the consequences of that action. A musician walks a lonely road if he or she endorses a political party, so such decisions must be well thought through always”, he told Moses Aluebasi on Ejura based Naagyei FM.
Barima Sidney campaigned for the now ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) party in 2012 and 2016 and even released some songs as part of his support.