One of Ghana’s finest standup comedians, David Oscar, who fell off the comedy industry and chose music, has taken a swipe at some Ghanaian musicians for composing sexually explicit and suggestive songs.
In a post on Facebook, he condemned Shatta Wale, Kwabena Kwabena, Edem and Praye for composing songs such as WMT, Tokro, Toto and Gbang Gbai respectively.
According to David Oscar, these are songs that demeans and sexualizes womanhood. Whilst commending Samini for composing dignifying songs such as My Own and Obaa, he took a swipe at the others for churning out songs that do not offer any positive message for the youth.
Below is his full post on Facebook:
Discovered through the ‘Stars of the Future’ reality show, David wowed audience home and abroad with his witty comic acts. As an art advocate, he started waging a campaign against some quarters of the art industry who don’t pay GH comedians well or at all; or bring in foreign comedians and pay them higher fees.
With less support from his compeers (comedians), David ended up being a one man thousand fighter – he lost to stronger industry forces that be. In the end, he honourably bowed out of the comedy trade.
In his own words, he once explained why the exit from comedy:
“Comedy is limited in terms of its penetrable ability. Like when you are listening to a piece of joke, you have to analyze it and determine whether you want that joke to make you laugh or not. Music isn’t like that. Music doesn’t need permission to penetrate somebody. Plus, it’s the biggest paying trade in show business,” he said.