Ghanaian musician, Kirani Ayat, has strongly criticized President Nana Akufo-Addo for allegedly using his artistic work in advertising Ghana’s tourism sector without permission or credit.
According to Ayat, he made efforts to get support from the President Akufo-Addo’s Government before shooting his Guda music video.
But he said the government turned him down.
Interestingly, Ayat, reacting to a tweet from Mr. Akufo-Addo, says: “The President of Ghana has used my video ‘Guda’ in this ad to promote Ghana. I was actively reaching out to the Ministry of Tourism in 2018/19 to use this video to push tourism in the North and got no reply, yet today it’s in an ad and no one reached out to me for permission,” he wrote.
Beneath the deep blue sky, the Black Star is calling. Follow the stars and let them take you on a journey of our people. I invite everyone to the country at the centre of the world – #Ghana 🇬🇭. #VisitGhana2022 pic.twitter.com/2m5KC2QTkt
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) September 27, 2022
Scenes in Ayat’s Guda music video featuring women posing on top of a giant tree and others dancing have been featured in the tourism advert.
Watch the Guda video:
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