The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has condemned what it describes as profane lyrics in songs by Ghanaian musicians.
In a statement issued in Accra and signed by MUSIGA president, Bice osei Kuffour, the union said it was very disturbing that most of the profane songs were played without any radio edits on primetime radio and given wide currency on social media.
It called on musicians and song writers to desist from writing such songs, saying they were not good for the public.
“As much as the Union appreciates the creative liberties of song writers to freely express themselves, it is essential that artistes appreciate the impact of their songs on the public especially in an era where technology has made it relatively easier for songs to be heard, the statement said.
“MUSIGA is therefore urging all musicians to be mindful of the need to provide inspiring and positive lyrics in our songs. In the same breadth, we are also calling on radio and television station operators to be mindful of their role as gatekeepers of society and be circumspect in what they play on air,” it added.
The union also called on the National Media Commission to evaluate the content of music played on air and not only on the political content of programmes.