President for the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGHA), Bice Osei Kuffour aka Obour has finally revealed why the Ghana Music Week recorded a low turn-out.
“We would have done a great job if we had enough financial support and time” he said. He disclosed that government has so far allocated an amount of GHc 150, 000 for the Ghana Music Week despite budgeting for GHc 800, 000.
Obour also claimed they encouraged musicians not to charge their commercial rate as part of their contribution towards the celebration but ‘’unfortunately we could not receive any support from corporate Ghana. We encouraged some of the musicians to sacrifice.’’
Commenting on the low publicity for the event, he said: “We used social media to advertise because we had little for mainstream publicity. Ghana Music Week trended on social media. We did our best and managed what we had to organize this event.”
“The event definitely suffered because we did not have the means [money]. We had a poor start but we have not failed” he defended when asked if they failed to organize a good show. He however admitted it’s been a difficult event. “This is a national event and in the heat of the event, we [MUSIGHA] had to take drastic decision to ensure that the event will go on.”