Popular Ghanaian spoken-word artist Poetra Asantewaa, has announced a latest single to unpack the attitude of both politicians and the citizenry during elections.
“They campaign in good poetry and rule in bad poetry”, she sets off into the powerful song, and details in startling accuracy how politicians mask their ineptitude with showmanship.
Vote for Me is both strong-worded and thought-provoking, and paints a disturbing picture of how we ourselves are vulnerable to fantastic promises by political aspirants as “a people in need”.
“How do we choose the lesser of two evils/ when there’s very little difference between the two evils”, she wonders.
The song fuses poetry, singing, and indigenous highlife guitar melodies. It features a guest appearance from rapper Akan, and was produced by Qube.
Having been on the spoken-word scene for sometime, Poetra released her debut project Motherfuckitude: The Naked Ones, last year, and hasn’t looked back since.