- “A few of our artists, particularly our musicians and actors, that is the sort of instance they will emulate and never take political sides. In terms of nation constructing, they need to change into statesmen, they need to change into non partisans, simply as Bob Marley did.”
Prof De-Valera Botchway, head of the Historical past Division on the University of Cape Coast has known as on Ghanaian musicians to emulate reggae legend Bob Marley through the use of their work to unite Ghanaians as an alternative of making division.
Talking to Kojo Mensah on The Asaase Breakfast Present, Prof Botchway mentioned musicians have a serious position to play in uniting a nation.
“A few of our artists, particularly our musicians and actors, that is the sort of instance they will emulate and never take political sides. In terms of nation constructing, they need to change into statesmen, they need to change into non partisans, simply as Bob Marley did.”
“And to make use of their arts, to make use of their skills to unify Ghanaians, to unify Africans as an alternative of taking sides and inflicting divisions. Bob Marley didn’t try this, and I believe we are able to study lots from him.”
He mentioned many of the challenges confronting the nation could possibly be mounted if we settle for justice as the best worth to foster peace and improvement in Ghana.
Talking on the identical present, Kabral Blay-Amihere, a former Ghana Ambassador to Sierra Leone mentioned Bob Marley’s beliefs are nonetheless related immediately.
“Whenever you take a look at the place we’re immediately, I’ll say that every one of us ought to function by the philosophy that when you’re known as by the maker, what influence would you’ve got made, what legacy would you’ve got left,” he mentioned.
“And I believe if folks can see in Bob Marley a mannequin and instance of what we should always use our God-given expertise to offer again to society, we might be a greater society. In case you are in politics, why are you in politics, are you in politics to complement your self or to enhance the lives of individuals… and I believe that’s what is lacking,” he added.