Governments don’t respect creative arts – Prince David Osei

In the midst of constant criticism and relentless probing into the affairs of the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Creative Arts, the Minister seems to have taken a defensive stance for itself. That’s the opinion of actor Prince David Osei who recounts an unpleasant experience.

According to the actor, government administrations for some years now have not done much for the sector because they simply have no respect for the industry.

He told Joy Prime’s Ibrahim Ben-Bako that “not the former President, not HE J.A. Kuffour, and not even the present government” have done much for the sector. “I think they don’t respect showbiz. That’s all I’ll say.”

Prince David Osei was doubtful that there is a welcoming atmosphere or platform on which stakeholders like him could air their grievances and concerns to the Madam Catherine Afeku, the sector minister.

He recounts that “as you rightly know, I was standing there with you when she came to me and blatantly said, ‘am I one of the people fighting her?’”

For the actor, this perception by the Minister already makes it difficult to try to dialogue.

He added, “if she’s going to meet me as an actor and she’s the minister, and she’s going to introduce herself that way to me, then it tells it all.”

The actor also thought it was needless for tourism ambassadors to be selected because they are dormant.

“People have been made ambassadors for tourism and they are just dormant. What’s the point?” he questioned.

The remedy, he suggests, is for all stakeholders to come together as a “unified body, to tackle issues, forgetting individualistic interests.”

About Grandmaster Murphy

An astute radio presenter in the Ashanti Region, Nana Kwasi Boateng Murphy known in radiobiz as Grandmaster Dj Murphy is a product of Shaw Academy University - South Africa with Advanced Diploma in Journalism & Diploma in Digital Marketing and a DIPLOMA holder from IPMC who pursed systems engineering programme and graduated in 2009. DJ Murphy’s radio journey started with Asante Mampong based Mighty FM before joining Sunyani Technical University Campus-based, Parrot. He moved to Storm FM as the Mid-morning and Entertainment show host and later poached by Samson Deen-owned Metro Sunyani also to host the Drive Time and entertainment shows. After successful spell with Metro FM, he rejoined Storm FM as the Mid-Morning and entertainment show host as well as the Traffic Manger and Head of IT at the Tony Bennett-owned radio station. However, the award-winning radio presenter went on a radio break to further his education outside the shores of the country, precisely at the Shaw Academy University in South Africa – where he obtained Advanced Diploma in Journalism and Diploma in Digital Marketing and upon his return from schooling, he declined to rejoin to Storm FM. Although one would say “Grandmaster” is in an entirely new radio environment but I can confidently tell you that is not the reality. The radio presenter however enters the Oseikrom’s radio market shoulder high since he is the currently the 2016/2017 best mid-morning show host and a 2-time best entertainment show host in the Brong Ahafo Region with which he was crowned at the 2016/2017 edition of the Foklex Media Awards which took place at the Golden Tulip Kumasi City Hotel on April 2, 2017. For your best radio listening pleasure, never relent listening to DJ Murphy Lee on Bohye 95.3 in Kumasi and on the internet via www.bohyefmonline.com and tuneinn from 10am – 12pm Mondays to Friday (Mid Morning Groove) and on Saturday 3-6pm with the Entertainment Show. Contact: +233244633305, Whatsapp (+233) 0504633305, Email: nanaboateng2080@gmail.com

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