Ishmael Okotah Badoo, the Chief Imam of the Okaikoi South District, has expressed anger at the popularity of new hiplife sensation Patapaa’s ‘One Corner’ song.
According to the Imam, the song should not be circulated on the airwaves, as it is demonic.
In a report by MyJoyOnline.com, the Imam, who was furious at how well the song was patronised, stated: “It is demonic. If it is not demonic, we have been listening to a lot of music but people will not jump when a motorcycle is going…or by force climb a tree. This is very dangerous.”
He said the song’s dance challenge was negatively influencing children these days, as it encourages them to do things which could end up destroying them and the country.
The Imam expressed sorrow at how the environment was being ‘polluted’ by the popular song, adding that the citizenry needed to seek forgiveness from Allah.
He therefore called on church leaders, Muslim elders and all other heads of religious bodies, to come together, ‘go down on their knees’ and pray for forgiveness from the Almighty.
Patapaa’s ‘One Corner’ dance has made its way beyond the shores Ghana into other countries such as Nigeria and the U.S.A.
The song’s popularity has launched the Swedru-based artiste’s career, especially with how fast social media took up the song to start a new trend.
The ‘One Corner’ Challenge emerged, which featured listeners of the song making hilarious dance movies ‘in a corner’ of any sort, and some celebrities including Kwaku Manu and Moesha Boduong joined in the craze.
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