Eugene Baah popularly known as Choirmaster has revealed that president of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGHA), Bice Osei Kufour aka Obour in 2012 contracted Praye when it consisted of only Cartel Big J and himself to compose a campaign song for Nana Addo.
The musician who is now embarking on a solo project told Hitz FM’s MzGee in an interview that the then Praye group had to camp the song after recording it because Obour never fulfilled his part of the deal. He disclosed that they decided not to release the campaign song for Nana Addo ahead of the 2012 general election because Obour did not pay them the agreed amount of money.
According to him, the music group agreed to record the song because of the money that came along with it but not with the purpose of endorsing the flag bearer of the leading opposition. Choirmaster made these revelations after Cartel Big J, a member of Praye group hinted during an interview with MzGee that they (Choirmaster and himself) recorded a song for Nana Addo in 2012 but did not get time to release it because they were on a tour.
“What I can recollect is that in 2012 Obour contracted us to do a song for Nana Addo. We recorded the song and it was for business purposes but we waited and waited and we didn’t get paid. Obour didn’t get back to us so we decided not to release the song and that was for business purpose that is why when we didn’t get cash on that, we didn’t release it.
Maybe they couldn’t afford what we charged so they didn’t get back to us ” Choirmaster narrated.
When MzGee informed him about Cartel Big J’s reason for not releasing the campaign song they recorded for Nana Addo in 2012, Choirmaster said “not at all. The whole issue was we didn’t hear from Obour that’s why we didn’t release but I don’t remember us being on a tour by then. We were not supposed to go round with NPP. We were just doing a song for them and it couldn’t have prevented us from doing our own tour”.
The musician continued that he will not endorse any political party ahead of this year’s general election but allow Ghanaians to vote for their proffered candidate when they go to the polls.
“For me I feel that the choristers have to decide on the political side who is to lead the country because I’ve choristers across all these political parties and if it is about going to entertain them, I’m Okay because I’m doing business.”