#OccupyJulobiHouse: Netizens decend on Okyeame Kwame over ‘fix yourself’ comment

Ghanaian hiplife legend and entrepreneur, Kwame Nsiah-Apau, known by his stage name Okyeame Kwame has been lambasted by netizens after a tweet he made urging Ghanaians to be responsible and fix themselves and the country instead of depending on politicians.

He made this comment on his Twitter handle in reply to a question by media personality Naa Ashorkor where she asked her followers “Who do you believe will fix the country?”.

In response, Okyeame Kwame posted, “You Naa, you will fix the country. Starting with your health, then mindset, then your family, then your work. If we all start a small light in our little corners, Ghana will become bright. All the names you have mentioned can also light a small flame. However, Ghana cannot be fixed by one man. No messiah in politics.”

His tweet however did not go down well with many followers who likened his comments to the “Fix Yourself” campaign which emerged on the back of the “Fix the Country” movement in 2021.

The #Fixthecountry movement began on social media as a call for better governance at the height of economic turmoils in Ghana. However, government supporters had also created a #Fixyourself campaign which called on citizens to do better and contribute to the development of the country rather than depending on the government.

Okyeame Kwame’s post was met with backlash as many questioned how “fixing themselves” would solve pertinent issues like roads and healthcare. Others pointed out his silence during the #OccupyJulobiHouse protests and accused him of being a government sympathizer.

Below are some comments on Okyeame Kwame’s post.

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