Many people would anticipate that as a gospel musician,joining a political party could end up derogating your career.
This is because politics is presumed to be a ‘dirty’ game being played by unbelievers.
But to Ghanaian Gospel musician Linda Dankyi-Koranteng, popularly known as Obaapa Linda who is noted with the hit song “Igwe thank you”, she doesn’t see anything wrong for a gospel musician to join a political party.
She was answering a question pertaining to whether gospel musicians can join political parties.
Explaining her view in an inspired interview with Dj murphy Lee of sunyani based Storm 101.9 fm,Linda said:
“I don’t see anything wrong with gospel artists joining a political party. This is because during elections you need to vote for the best person to manage the country. We all buy the same fuel…we don’t have gospel musicians fuel nor worldly people fuel,we all buy the same fuel…the law governs each and everyone…No one is above the law so there is nothing wrong with it”,Linda explained to Dj Murphy.
Stressing further on the issue,Linda entreated gospel musicians to endeavor to join a political party that can change the plight of the people:
“Just listen to your instincts and join a political party that can change the plight of the people. If I will stand on any political platform and perform,I would do so to win souls for christ”, She noted with passion.
Obaapa Linda is currently working on her new video titled “Ayeyie” which is due to be out in february, 2016.