-All radio stations in Ghana have been encouraged to play Ghanaian music on March 2
- The aim is to promote Ghanaian music and support the Ghana Music day
- This forms part of the 2016 Ghana Music Week celebration
All radio stations in the country have been admonished to play only Ghanaian music on Wednesday, March 2.
The decision forms part of the Ghana Music Week 2016 Festival and a solidarity for the celebration of the Ghana Music Day, which forms part of the week celebration. The agreement was reached after discussions between the MUSIGA President, Bice Osei Kuffour and the Executive Director of the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) Gloria Hiadzie.
To mark the day, radio and television stations in Ghana are expected to play only Ghana music exclusively on that day. According to the MUSIGA President, the decision to set aside the day is to herald the good music made in Ghana and is also due to the absence of the Information Bill which will regulate the amount of both Ghanaian and foreign music that can be played on Ghanaian airwaves.
On her part, the GIBA Executive Secretary, Gloria Hiadzi commended MUSIGA for the initiative and expressed GIBA’s readiness to partner the Union for such an innovative idea. Miss Hiadzi expressed the association’s willingness to partner with MUSIGA in the promotion of the entertainment business in Ghana.
The meeting also discussed other possible areas of collaboration between MUSIGA and GIBA. Present at the meeting were the Administrator of MUSIGA Rev Fiifi Khan Agyarkwah and the Director of Special Projects and Communications Ahuma Bosco Ocansey.
Ghana Music Week 2016 Festival opens on Tuesday March 1 with a media launch on selected radio and television stations followed by the Ghana Music Day on Wednesday March 2 and the Ghana Music Business Forum.
Other activities lined up include an International Music Expo and Ghana Music Honors at the National Theatre on Friday March 4 where a number of foreign missions are expected to showcase their music . There will also be a two day Musical Explosion on the Prof John Atta Mills High Street on March 5 & 6. The theme for the festival is Music, A Catalyst for Tourism.