International gospel star, Don Moen has been invited to headline the Ghana @ 60 anniversary celebrations alongside local Ghanaian gospel musicians.
Some Ghanaians on social media including gospel musicians thinks otherwise, saying that as a celebration of Ghana’s 60 anniversary; inviting the American musician was needless. They advocated that a local musician should rather headline the concert.
Representing the musicians of Ghana, Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known as Obour has said that, that controversy was needless and condemned it accordingly.
“Don Moen’s invitation is a private initiative and is sponsored and organised by private individuals. The Don Moen concert is an informal thanksgiving celebration that happens to coincide with such a momentous occasion as our anniversary,” he told Graphic Showbiz in an interview.
Obour added that besides Don Moen, international female gospel artiste, Sinach has also been invited to join in the celebrations.
“We as a country have come a long way and our 60th anniversary is a big deal for us. It is only fitting that we extend a hand of invitation to fellow artistes such as Don Moen and Sinachi to join us in celebrating,” he said.
Obour also outlined a number of activities and events to commemorate the Ghana @60 celebrations, which also happens to coincide with the Union’s annual Ghana Music Week Festival.
According to him, on Friday, March 3, there would be a Ghana Music Day on radio and television. This will be followed by the International Music Day and Ghana Music Honours on Saturday, March 4.
“On Tuesday, March 7, MUSIGA will hold a seminar dubbed the, Talk Music Business Seminar– The West African Experience, at the British Council in Accra. The celebration will culminate in the Ghana 60 Years on Music Festival from Friday March 10 to Sunday March 12.