Gabby Otchere Darko fires CAF Award organizers for sidelining Ghanaian musicians

Gabby Otchere Darko fires CAF Award organizers for sidelining Ghanaian musicians

Legal practitioner Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, has expressed disappointment in the organizers of the Confederation of African Football ( CAF) awards.

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Gabby Otchere-Darko

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Gabby used some ‘strong words’ to describe his disappointment after Ghanaian artistes did not perform at the event.

The legal practitioner who is also a nephew of President Akufo Addo, does not understand why foreign artistes including those from Congo and Nigeria would be brought all the way to Ghana, to perform at the awards while local artistes are not given that honour.

The CAF Awards which came off at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC), saw performances from Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Flavour, Phyno, and Olamide.

Congolese singer, Fally Ipupa, also performed at the event.

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But to Gabby, this was really disrespectful on the part of the CAF to honour Nigerian performers when the event was taking place in Ghana.

Ghanaian musicians who were billed to perform included Efya, who sang Ghana’s National Anthem, while 'Odo' hit maker, KiDi, was asked to perform when the event was over and the conference room was empty and the live feed cut off.

This infuriated Gabby, who took to his Twitter handle to vent his anger at the organizers.

He wrote: “CAF was very disrespectful of Ghana tonight by putting up performances from artistes across the continent, including several from Nigeria, and not a single one from Ghana was good enough to be on stage here in Accra? Shocking and, in fact, embarrassing for CAF.”

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Gabby Otchere-Darko fires CAF Award organizers for sidelining Ghanaian musicians at award ceremony

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He wondered if the organizers could not find any local artiste here in Ghana, hence their decision to bring in many foreign performers.

Gabby wrote: “Almost a perfect programme at the CAF Awards soiled by lack of local content. But, why, they couldn’t find any Ghanaian musician? Pathetic!

He took further took a swipe at Nigerian music star Wizkid, describing the artiste’s dressing as one “who has lost his way to the gym.”

Instead of treating us to some good Ghanaian performances, as well, CAF decided to populate the stage with Naija ones plus others, including a Nigerian artiste who was dressed as if he lost his way to the gym. I hear he is called Wizkid,” Gabby fumed.

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