A Pennsylvania State University lecturer, Madam Wunpini F. Mohammed, is using Ghana’s Northern musicians Fancy Gaddam and Maccasio’s songs as Political Economy of Communications discussion case studies in her class.
Wunpini F. Mohammed, a Ghanaian lecturer living and working in the United States of America, has been using songs from the Northern region as case studies for the past 5 years. Wunpini teaches a class in International Mass Communications (COMM 410) at the Pennsylvania State University.
Recently, she tweeted about using Fancy Gadam and Maccasio’s songs as case studies in her class to discuss Political Economy of Communications that caught the attention of many tweeps.
Wunpini tweeted photos of her class watching music videos from Tamale’s biggest artistes and accompanied with the caption:
“Playing @FancyGadam2 & @maccasio1’s music before class because we’re discussing Political Econ of Communications & Fancy & @maccasio1 are case studies.”
Pulse.com.gh contacted Wunpini F. Mohammed who explained that she always begins her class with her playlist and discussions about Ghana music before proceeding to the day’s subject.
“I usually have a playlist for before class begins and then we talk about Ghana songs or artiste during class,” she told Pulse.com.gh
She further revealed that her class was fascinated about Fancy Gadam and Maccasio’s brands and how they distribute their records in the Northern region.
“They were quite intrigued about how both artistes built their brands. And they were surprised about how music distribution is done within the region,” she divulged.
According to Wunpini, she has been using songs from the Northern region as case studies for the past 5 years. She said she uses music and film from all over the world to explain concepts.
“I’ve been teaching for 5 years and I have played Ghanaian music especially Northern music when I felt it was relevant to the course content. In this class I use music and films from all over the world to explain course concepts because it’s a class in international communications,” she concluded.