Arts & Culture Minister meets Sarkodie to discuss building Ghana’s entertainment industry

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L-R-Sarkodie-Catherine-Afeku-and-Mark-Okraku-Mantey-620x406Minister for Tourism, Arts & Culture, Catherine Afeku, has reportedly met rapper Sarkodie to discuss the way forward in helping build a sustainable entertainment industry for Ghana.

Over the years, there have been concerns that entertainers are not united and they can’t come to a consensus on what they want government to do for them. There have been other arguments that entertainers do not know what they want from government.

Indications are that the minister for Tourism, Arts & Culture has been meeting entertainers to get first hand information from them about what needs to be done to improve the industry. A couple of weeks ago, she met with stakeholders in the Twi movie industry in Kumasi.

The meeting with Sarkodie was an informal one at a Japanese restaurant in Villagio in Accra on Thursday.

During the meeting with Sarkodie, Madam Afeku discussed issues concerning the Ghanaian music industry and the various ways they can work together to give it the needed push.

After the closed-door meeting which was attended by Mark Okraku Mantey, Head of the Creative Arts Council, the minister revealed in an interview with Joy News’ Doreen Avio that she listens to Sarkodie’s songs. The rapper, on the other hand, thanked the minister for the meeting and asserted that she has the industry at heart.

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