Multiple award-winning highlife superstar, George Kwabena Adu, known by the stage name Kwabena Kwabena says he is done with politics.
A member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), who is a staunch supporter of President Nana Akufo-Addo, Kwabena Kwabena said he is retiring from politics to concentrate on his music career.
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The ‘Aso’ hitmaker composed a campaign song in support of the then-presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in the heat of the 2016 general elections.
Akufo-Addo went on to win the presidential election. The song was reused during the 2020 general elections by the NPP and Akufo-Addo won again.
In a recent interview with Ameyaw TV, Kwabena Kwabena said: “It’s a personal decision. I want to concentrate on just my music.”
According to him, the Ghanaian political terrain is not matured, and “people don’t accept other views too easily.”
He said his involvement with politics since he started campaigning for President Akufo-Addo in 2008 affected his career.
Meanwhile, “Kwadede” singer said he has still not been compensated for the popular campaign song—Vote number 1.
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“The song wasn’t sponsored nor paid for by anyone from the party, I did it out of the love for Nana Akufo-Addo who was the flagbearer.
“Though I wasn’t expecting anything, even God who created his word always needs us to show gratitude, that’s why he excepts us to worship him all the time, “ he told Nana Aba Anamoah on Starr Chat.