Ace gospel musician of the SDA church, Mark Anim Yerenkyi says he’ll not turn down an offer from a political party to do a campaign song as Ghana heads for the polls in December.
Both circular and gospel musicians have in the past composed campaign songs for the two leading political parties in Ghana – The ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) and largest opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC).
Musicians including Daddy Lumba (DL), Kwabena Kwabena, Great Ampong, Adangba and recently Nicholas Omane Acheampong have composed songs pointing out the achievements of the respective political parties in a bid to influence them to vote for one party or the other.
Speaking on Ejura-based Naagyei FM Drive Show, Mark Anim Yirenkyi who has over twenty(20) albums to his credit told Moses Aluebasi that once he’s convinced that there’s nothing wrong doing the song for the party, he’ll gladly oblige.
“You know there’s a business side of music if a political party comes to see me to do a campaign song for them and they’re willing to pay good money I’ll do the song. Once it’s not a sin to do a song for a political party I’ll accept the offer.”
“I had an offer previously to do a song for a political party but I declined. I had my own good reasons for that, I’ll not condemn any musician who does a job for a political party and is paid,” he added.
The talented gospel musician known for his inspirational songs is the leader of the Deliverance Singers group Ghana, Amsterdam, Canada.
He has led his group to compose more than twenty(20) Albums and has collaborated with many groups including Advent Voices.