EL scoffs Mahama: You talk of “imaginary” creative industry.
Ghanaian rapper, Elorm Adablah, popularly known by his stage name EL, has said there is no creative industry in Ghana as referred to by President John Mahama.
The president last week asked people in the industry, which EL suggests must have been imaginary to the President alone, not to allow politics divide them.
A communication on the President’s official Twitter page on Thursday May 7, 2015 said, “The division in our politics is bad enough. Let it not spread to our creative industry. Let’s cease the polemics. — JM”.
Following this tweet, E.L and his colleague rapper C Real mocked the president in cyber conversation and suggested the leader is shirking responsibilities and not being up to speed with the dynamics in their world as entertainers.
EL has been very vocal about what he calls governments neglect of entertainers, saying a support system must be provided for them.
Read the thread of conversation between EL and C Real below:
EL to C Real: Dude… John Dramani Mahama: “The division in our politics is bad enough. Let it not spread to our creative industry. Let’s cease the polemics. — JM”
EL: Bro I want to join this “creative industry” his Excellency is talking about!!… Where I go sign??
C Real: It’s total nyaah if I have to turn on a genset to record a track family. Creative Industry? Ah…You be member?
C Real: Ah ELrepGH I buy more fuel for my studio than I do for my car…..and please… Which Industry? you be member? I confuse small
EL: We achieved our Statuses through hard work & smart hustle, I’ve never received support from some imaginary “industry”.
C Real: I rented a Power Plant for #SHINE video shoot…three days. ELrepGH did same for #SHELELE ….BUT they don’t want “creatives” to talk..twea