Ghanaian recording Raggae Dancehall musical artists, Samini has advised the youth to be sensible — not to lay down their lives for politicians because not even their own children will do so for them.
The ‘Linda’ hitmaker said this in an interview with Benjamin Akakpo on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class91.3FM on Thursday, 14 March 2019.
“The youth must understand that this politician that you’re putting down your life for, have their own little family who will not come out and do a demonstration. The president’s daughters will not come out and demonstrate and wear party colours for their dad but you will see thousands of hungry Ghanaians demonstrating.
“When their [children of politicians] dad becomes president, they go to Harvard [University], their children will go to Harvard, [too], their immediate families will get the benefit and they will never be on the street to demonstrate.
“So, why are you the ordinary Ghanaian youth engaging in commotion in favour of a [politician] so that he and his family will be good but when it’s death time, you’re the one going to die just for GHS50. That is so sad.”
“You agree to wear jeans and boots and t-shirt and promise a man that you’ll slap him once that GHS50 is available. Say no to belonging to these little sects that have been programmed to cause commotion and distract regular flow of day-to-day activities … On Election Day, if you’re part of a youth group charged to go and disrupt the process, shame on you, ‘you bi yawa guy’”.