Ghanaian rapper E.L and Television host Akosua Hanson have added their voices to the many celebrities who have now decried the idolization of foreign politicians when they come to visit. Speaking on GHOne’s celebrity Fanzone, the rapper who released his new album “Bar 5” recently, said that even though he thinks slavery happened a long time ago and we should let go of all grievances, he has a major problem with Kids standing on street sides to welcome foreign politicians.
“I have a problem with it because that is what you are putting in their heads…..that the white man has come, so go and stand in the streets and wave to them, I think its the wrong lesson that we are teaching to our kids.
Feminist activist and co-host of the show Akosua Hanson was in absolute agreement with E.L, arguing that if Ghanaian kids are subjected to such hash conditions to greet foreign politicians, then the same should be done when Ghanaian politicians go to visit foreign countries. “Line up the white kids for the black man” she said.
Their comments follow that of Uk-based Ghanaian musician Fuse ODG, who can’t fathom why Ghanaians gave such preferential treatment to Prince when he visited Ghana, even though the same would not be done to Ghanaian politicians in the Uk.
Check out their reaction in video below: