We condemn in the strongest possible terms distasteful comments by one Stephen Creppy which seeks to belittle the divine language of the good people of Nzema describing it as unpleasant for music.
His condemnation and his assertion seeking to thrash the reasonable call by the good youth of Nzema for a fair deal; a good representation of our local artists to perform during this year’s Kundum festival on a national radio (Zylofon 102.1 FM) remains a hate speech.
Such unsavory comment seeks to belittle contributions of Nzema musicians and their contributions to the world’s music industry, which we do not take lightly.
The Nzema language in-fact remains one of the finest languages on the continent which is equally melodious as every other language is.
Which is why successful Musicians on record such as the late Dr. F. Kenyah, Jewel Kofi Ackah, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, Freddy Meiway and Ackah Blay to mention just a few of the legends could not have made it without appreciating the Nzema language.
We are by this cautioning both individuals and Media houses to be cautious of the fact that, such unguarded comments are fast gaining roots in this country and it is very disturbing.
The media houses owe Ghanaians the responsibility of practicing ethical journalism, because if care is not taken, these ‘road side’ journalists and their uneducated pundits will end up setting this country ablaze. Especially when these trends of open endorsements for ethnic hate preaching on our airwaves are not checked.
Ghana is not ready for a repeat of the recklessness that trespassed in Rwanda leading to the death of millions of innocent people.
Office of the Public Relations
Nzema Youth Association.
29th August, 2018.