Versatile Rapper Okyeame Kwame affectionately called the ‘Rap Dacta’ has hinted of a collaborative peace song with celebrated musician Daddy Lumba ahead of December polls.
According to him, the country’s developments will come to a standstill if there is no peace.
‘I am going to do a peace song before elections; actually the peace song belongs to Daddy Lumba and I am being featured on. I think it’s very important to preach peace, because without peace there is nothing that we can do, we cannot have developments when we are fighting, if you had followed the political proceedings in Gabon you would have known that the Gabonnese people who have been ruled by one party for over forty years, or thirty something years, they are fighting now, there is violence because of this same whole democracy, I think it’s important for us to know and accept that democracy is a foreign concept and in most African countries who are practicising democracy, it doesn’t usually end up in peace, so peace is very important,’ he explained.
Asked by Host of Ultimate FM’s E-Review Naa Klordey Odonkor if peace songs churn out by musicians make impact in society, the versatile artiste explained, ‘it’s like saying you are screening Hepatitis B and people are still having it, so you stop, no, when you go to fight a problem and the problem is stronger, you adopt other strategies to fight it properly, the Peace Council will work, corporate Ghana will preach peace, I think entertainers must also join the campaign because of our bigger following’.
The ‘small small’ crooner discounted claims that musicians embark on peace songs to cash in money on politicians.
‘If it’s the campaign songs, yes, but I don’t know of any musician who has cashed in on peace songs on politicians, I don’t know one, if you can mention one musician, I would be happy,’ he said.
Okyeame Kwame who is now promoting his latest song titled ‘Tension’ featuring Debora Vanessa and others, anticipated that he will release the album titled ‘Made in Ghana’ before elections.
He explained that the Album is aimed at educating Ghanaians to eschew tribal sentiments and forge ahead for a common goal.
He believes tribalism does only breeds violence in society, it also does not augur well for nation building.
‘Maybe before elections, I will drop the album titled made in Ghana. I think this is the time for us to remind Ghanaians who we are and do away with tribal sentiments, am an Ashanti, Ewe, Ga, Northerner, Christian, Muslim, this is the time to throw all that away, and be focused on mother Ghana, Ghana first,’ he advised.
The ‘Rap Dacta’ who has been embarking on Hepatitis B screening and vaccination, assured that the exercise will be done three times in a roll in 2016.