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Sammy Gyamfi blasts Presidency over Meek Mill Jubilee House music video

The National Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has lambasted the Presidency for allowing American rapper, Meek Mill, to film a music video at the Jubilee House. Sammy Gyamfi says the act is a disgrace to the country.

According to him, Ghanaians are tired of what he sees as constant embarrassment the President and his government constantly bring upon them.  “It’s a disgrace. How can we allow such a filthy thing to happen at the seat of the presidency of Ghana? It’s very shameful for one to disclose his/her nationality as a Ghanaian when such things happen. 

“The video shoot is not funny at all, how can we allow a musician with shorts into the presidency? It’s so saddening the shots taken in front of the President’s lectern. It’s very sad seeing some of these things,” Sammy Gyamfi said in an interview on Asempa FM on Monday. Mr Gyamfi queried if the security protocols of the Jubilee House have broken down.  

“Is the presidency no more a security installation, the place where our ministers hold cabinet meetings? We allowed the rapper to use a drone as well at a place we call a security zone”. He thus advised the government to ensure that such things do not occur in the future.

“We should stop becoming a laughing stock to the world. This is a serious matter and our leaders should ensure it doesn’t repeat itself. We should make sure we protect the sanctity of the presidency,” On Sunday, January 8, American act, Meek Mill, posted a music video he shot at the Jubilee House, during his visit to the country during the Christmas festivities.

In the video, Meek Mill, in the company of some friends were seen in and around the Jubilee House jamming to his upcoming track. The singer and his colleagues walked through some chambers of the Jubilee House, as well as the outer precincts of the facility. Mill also made use of the official podium Akufo-Addo uses in his public addresses; while dishing out portions of his rap lines.

What he intended to excite his fans rather angered hundreds of Ghanaians who took to their social media platforms to condemn the use of the Jubilee House for the said filming. According to the critics, since the Jubilee House is the embodiment of Ghana’s executive authority, it is inappropriate for the singer to have been allowed to access it in that manner.

The critics have therefore lambasted the Presidency for allowing the Jubilee House to ‘cheapened’. Meanwhile, Meek Mill himself has deleted the video from his Instagram page in the wake of the raging public backslash. The American rapper has also apologised for posting his controversial music video. In a tweet on Monday evening, the singer said it was not his intention to disrespect Ghanaians.

Source: Ernest Arhinful  



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