Ashis warns: Without unity, politicians will continue to exploit creatives

Artist manager, Nana Poku Ashis, raises concerns about the growing participation of Ghanaian creatives in political campaigns.

During a recent interview with Graphic Showbiz, Ashis urges creatives to be cautious about aligning with politicians who exploit them for campaign purposes without genuine concern for their well-being. He emphasizes the need for the Creative Industry to unite and advocate for their interests, as politicians often overlook them after gaining power, using their popularity solely during campaigns

“It is about time players in the Creative Industry come together as one voice to fight for a common goal because politicians have taken them for granted for far too long.” He emphasized that creatives are typically sought after only during campaign periods, and their concerns are often overlooked afterward.

Taking a firm stance, Ashis declared, “Until a presidential candidate can convince me that he has our interest at heart and is willing to implement policies that help creatives, there is no way I am voting.”

He encouraged others in the industry to adopt a similar stance, believing that a collective approach would compel politicians to take the concerns of creatives more seriously.

He further highlighted the importance of the creative sector in the country’s development, asserting that engaging in political campaigns could risk creatives becoming mere mouthpieces, diminishing their meaningful contribution to social discourse.

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