Rapper A-Plus has announced via Accra–based Kasapa FM, a new single cautioning “corrupt” officials of the ruling NDC a few months to the general elections, of what consequences their actions await them.
Born Kwame Asare Obeng, A-Plus has been openly critical of John Mahama’s government in recent years. This single therefore comes as no surprise.“For me I support a Government which brings development. In 2007 I was against former President Kuffour because so many things happened during his regime, but a Government which recklessly spends state funds on tree planting and rearing of guinea fowls only for the citizens to be told the trees are burnt and the guinea fowls nowhere to be found must be voted out of power”, he says.
Further explaining the rationale behind the song, he expressed regret at the current state of affairs, and called for the exit of the NDC; “I can’t hide it since we Ghanaians pay taxes, we expect to see the country progress but that is not so for which reason this (NDC) government must go, I don’t like them.”
A-Plus’ first major impact into both the Ghanaian music and political space was with his 2000 Freedom of Speech album. Since then, he has released several l other songs on social commentary, including Letter to Africa featuring hiplife group Praye.