The Musicians Union Of Ghana (MUSIGA) has released a statement signed by the President of the association Bice Osei Kuffour banning the playing of songs which contains adult words on the airwaves. It continued to advice musician/songwriters to abstain from writing songs with profane lyrics.
Read the statement below
The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has
noted with concern, the rising incidence of
profane lyrics in songs released by Ghanaian
This current trend is particularly disturbing
considering the fact that these songs are played
without any radio edits on primetime radio and
given wide currency on social media.
In that regard, the Union is calling on musicians
and songwriters in Ghana to desist from writing
songs with profane lyrics. As much as the Union
appreciates the creative liberties of songwriters to
freely express themselves, it is essential that
artistes appreciate the impact of their songs on
the public especially in an era where technology
has made it relatively easier for songs to be
MUSIGA is, therefore, urging all musicians to be
mindful of the need to provide inspiring and
positive lyrics in our songs. In the same breadth,
we are also calling on radio and television station
operators to be mindful of their role as
gatekeepers of society and be circumspect in
what they play on air. We are also calling on the
National Media Commission to throw their
spotlight on the content of music played on air
not only on the political content of programmes.
As the nation prepares for elections in November,
we of the Musicians Union of Ghana would like to
urge all Ghanaians to be vigilant in ensuring that
the elections are peaceful and credible.
Bice Osei Kuffour