Gospel musician Reverend Lenny Akpadie has cautioned that Ghanaian musicians desist from aligning with political parties during election years.
According to him, even though such associations may look lucrative to musicians, they will go a long way to affect them negatively.
He recounted his experience with his “Most High God” hit song which he gave to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at an amount of ?7,500 in December 2008, a move he now describes as having led to his career taking a nose dive.
Rev Akpadie said he was subsequently tagged as NDC, affecting most of his business deals with his marriage almost collapsing.
“I gave my song to NDC for a year and they gave me GHC 7,500 even though I never performed at any of the NDC’s functions. The party wanted me to take to their platforms but I refused. I can say for sure that musicians who are in the limelight and associate themselves with political parties will suffer for it,” he said.