Celebrated Ghanaian hiplife/afrobeat artiste, Barima Sidney, is not enthused about the performance of the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration.
The 45-year-old politically conscious musician who says he has no immediate plans of getting into mainstream politics or public service, told Tru Voices in an exclusive interview that the Akufo-Addo government may have started well but missed their priorities at some point.
Asked how he will score the government on a scale of 10-100, the ‘Apuskeleke’ and ‘African Money’ hitmaker, said, “You see, normally when you go to school, you’re assessed and passed after you’re done. I think they still have two more years to go so let’s wait till that.”
“But on a more serious note, I will say 50. That’s all I will say.”
In explaining further his score of the government, the singer who’s known for his controversial songs, said, “The reason why I am saying 50 is that, you know they came up with some stuffs in the manifesto and they’ve tackled them. But then going to the latter part priorities are not being set right.”
“I keep saying that priorities are one of the main things; and I think with this government although they’ve done part, I think they’re shifting their priorities to another sector and all that. It’s good to do infrastructure stuff, but without tackling some of these social interventions it’s another thing. So, on a scale of 10-100 I will say 50” he reiterated.
Barima Sidney, real name Sidney Kofi Ofori, is also known as ‘Rap Ninja. His music career kicked off in 1994, and he was the lead member of the defunct Nananom music trio.
The group released back-to-back hit songs until he went solo in the 2000s. As a solo artiste, Barima Sydney has released many hit songs such ‘African Money’, Obiaa Nye Obiaa’ among others.
He has been quiet in the last few years, but says he has a single coming out in 2023.
Watch the Full Interview With Tru Voices Below: