The Member of Parliament(MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has advised Ghanaian and African artistes, especially the up and coming ones, not to see music and entertainment as only a fun making enterprise.
He urged them to consider it as a huge business oriented venture within the realm of tourism. This, he said, can help improve the incomes and the livelihoods of the artistes while raking in revenue for the country and Africa at large.
The MP made these remarks when he showed up at the Afrochella festival on Wednesday at the El Walk sports stadium in Accra. He also encouraged the youth to develop their talent with business mindset.
The Afrochella festival is an annual entertainment event that allows Ghanaian and African diverse cultures to be showcased through music and dance. Last year 2021, it was held for one day. This year’s event was organised in two days from Wednesday December 28 to 29, 2022.
The Assin Central legislator was welcomed on stage by a popular Ghanaian musician, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr., popularly known as Shatta Wale, to address the participants.
Mr Agyapong, who is versatile and ubiquitous for his unflinching benevolence, is admired by many including the youth entrepreneurs. Mr. Agyapong appealed to the participants, particularly those from the diaspora, to invite their friends to come and invest in the tourism sector of Ghana as there is a great potential to tap into.
He used the occasion to wish the crowd a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.