Celebrated songwriter and Gospel singer, Michael Oware, known on stage as Minister OJ has revealed why he will not endeavour to do a song for any political party.
“Where I stand now I haven’t made my mind yet, but for now I’m not sure I will do a song for any party, even though I have a relationship with some political figures. But when they meet me for a private thing on music, I will go ahead and do it.”
Speaking to Kojo Preko Dankwa on Kasapa Entertainment on Kasapa 102.5FM, OJ stated that Ghanaians in the current political dispensation, have difficulty in understanding the trend of politics and how to relate well no matter their political affiliations.
According to him, Ghanaian musicians hesitate to do songs for a particular political party since they are tagged as members of that party.
“Ghanaians don’t understand politics, so if I make this as part of me, tomorrow when that political party is no more, it can affect my career.
“They will tag you and come after you and subsequently your family may suffer the consequence as a result. When we get to a level where Ghanaians have no issues with musicians doing songs for political parties, some of us will make a u-turn.”
Minister OJ is a contemporary gospel artiste and song writer who is taking this genre of music to a different level. After releasing his debut album, “Adom Ne Odo” which had songs such as “Obi nya wa ye,” and “Koso na koso” later came out with his award winning album titled “Ete Sen” in 2008.
He uses artistic impressions to send his messages across to people and sometimes likes communicating with people through demonstrations.