The Maestro Kojo Antwi aka Mr Music Man, Kojo Antwi has advised Ghanaian musicians to use their God given talent as a tool for development. He was speaking during an interview on Breeze FM‘s Entertainment Show dubbed Showbiz Today hosted by Ekow Puncho.
According to him, Ghanaian artistes have a fine opportunity in contributing to national development by commenting on issues of national relevance.
Citing the ongoing discussions about the Ebola disease, he noted that artistes can write songs that highlight the dangers of the disease as well as how to battle it. He noted that artistes can contribute variously to many social issues apart from the love and relationship songs generally heard on air.
The Maestro also spoke about various endeavours in life like selling on the streets of Accra and his empathy for hustlers who are striving to make ends meet.
Mr Music Man was in the studio of Breeze to talk about his selection as the MTN Legends and Legacy Ball Legend of 2014. The LAL Ball was instituted by Imajin Advertising in 2011 and has celebrated Daddy Lumba, Dan Amakye Dede and A.B Crentsil since its inception.
This year’s LAL Ball is scheduled for November 1 at the Accra International Conference Centre and is expected to feature an exciting bill of musicians, socialites and public figures serenading the Maestro with their renditions of his hit tunes.
Names that are being bandied about as likely to feature on the night include Samini, Wutah Afriyie, Obrafuor, Efya, Gifty Anti and Shatta Wale.
Mr Music Man was launched as the Legend of 2014 at a colourful ceremony on Thursday October 2, 2014 at the Oak Plaza Hotel off the Spintex Road attended by a cross section of the music industry.
In his address, the Board Chairman for the LAL Ball Nene Nargai Kassah VIII expressed the delight of the Board at working assiduously to ensure that the LAL Ball becomes a lasting award that will still be around in over sixty years.