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Philipa Baafi declares she won’t compose a song for any political party

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Renowned Gospel musician, Philipa Baafi, has made it clear that she will not compose a song to support the campaign of any political party. In an interview with Anita Akuffo on The Afternoon Show on TV3, the trained Physician Assistant stated that while she is open to political parties using any of her existing songs, she will not write new songs specifically for them.

Baafi explained that if a political party wants to use one of her songs, they are welcome to do so. However, she emphasized that she is not interested in creating songs that cater to the desires and messages of political parties.

“If you tell me to do a song, I won’t do it. But if the song is there and you want to use it, why not? If they want you to do a song, they will let you do a song that suits them but I don’t want to do that,” she said.

The gospel singer also highlighted the issue of copyright, comparing it to someone using a song for an advert and needing to obtain copyright permission.

It is worth noting that Baafi’s song, ‘Go High’, was used by the NPP during their 2008 electoral campaign, even though the song was released in 2007.


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