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Barima Sidney Apologizes to Mahama for Releasing controversial ‘Papa No’ track

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Ghanaian hiplife recording artiste, Sidney Kofi Ofori, known professionally as Barima Sidney has offered an unqualified apology to former President John Dramani Mahama for releasing his viral track dubbed ‘Papa No’ some three years ago.

 

It will be recalled that many Ghanaians partly blamed the song for the former president’s defeat in the 2020 general elections. However, speaking in an exclusive interview with Joy Prime’s Roselyn Felli on  Prime Morning on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, the crooner disclosed he never released the song for Mr. Mahama, as many Ghanaians claimed. 

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Detailing the origin of the song, the ‘African Money’ hitmaker made known that the ‘Papa No’ track was inspired by a social media trend during that period. Sidney further stressed that nobody was a target at the time he was making the song, as he was simply continuing with his usual music.

However, some individuals inserted Mr. Mahama’s pictures onto the track, and the musician clarified that he was unaware of it.

In the words of Sidney; “I heard two ladies conversing on social media about ‘Papa No’ and we all know those two celebrities, Gloria Kani and Tracey Boakye. So, when I heard of Papa No, I was like, this is very interesting. Let me just work on something. So, I just went to the studio one night from 12 to 7 a.m.; we just released it, and by 9:00, it was all over. 

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So, I didn’t have anybody in mind, but then some people gathered some rashes of the former president and put it behind the music, and they were using it to promote their own stuff. So, at the end of the day, people thought it was me. I had no idea.” 

The renowned musician further apologized to the NDC flagbearer for any harm the song has caused him. 

“I’ll take this opportunity to apologize to the former President John Mahama. I mean, it wasn’t about him, and I wasn’t the one who did those videos and rashes that circulated on social media. ‘Papa No’ goes to everybody,” he pleaded.

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GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS USA TO HONOR PRINCE BRIGHT, DELORIS FRIMPONG MANSO (DELAY), JAY Q, MC PAPA LINKS, DJ E LOVE, DJ PRINCE PAUL FSRDJ & DOREEN ANDOH AT 2024 EVENT

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GHANA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS USA

The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA is proud to announce that it will be honoring seven outstanding individuals in the Ghanaian entertainment industry at this year’s event. The 2024 awards ceremony, scheduled for July 6th at the Merkin Hall Theatre, Kauffman Music Center in New York, will recognize the significant contributions of ace musician Prince Bright of Buk-Bak fame, renowned TV and radio host Deloris Frimpong Manso, popularly known as Delay, celebrated music producer & sound engineer Jay Q, ace radio broadcaster Doreen Andoh, and US-based Ghanaian talents MC Papa Links, DJ E Love, and DJ Prince Paul.

Prince Bright, known for his influential role in the music duo Buk-Bak, has been a pivotal figure in the Ghanaian music scene for decades. His contributions have helped shape the sound and direction of modern Ghanaian music.

Delay, a household name in Ghana, has made remarkable strides as a TV and radio host. Her impactful interviews and shows have set new standards in the media industry, making her one of the most respected and influential media personalities in the country.

Jay Q, a legendary music producer and sound engineer, has been instrumental in producing some of Ghana’s biggest hits. His innovative production techniques and dedication to quality have earned him a place among the elite in the music production field.

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Doreen Andoh, a highly esteemed radio broadcaster, has been a trailblazer in the media industry for over 2 decades. Her compelling voice and engaging style have captivated audiences for years, earning her a distinguished place in Ghanaian media.

MC Papa Links, DJ E Love, and DJ Prince Paul FSRDJ have each made significant impacts in the entertainment scenes within the Ghanaian diaspora in the US. Their contributions to music and entertainment have fostered a vibrant cultural exchange and brought Ghanaian music to a broader audience.

The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA is thrilled to honor these extraordinary talents for their exceptional contributions to the Ghanaian entertainment industry. Their dedication and hard work have not only elevated their respective fields but also inspired countless others.

Tickets to the event can be purchased now via https://bit.ly/GEAWARDS. Voting is currently underway, so fans and supporters are encouraged to participate in the process by visitingwww.ghentawards.com/vote.

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About GEA USA: The Ghana Entertainment Awards USA was established to showcase the achievements of Ghanaian creatives and entertainers who excel in their fields both in Ghana and the diaspora. The event brings together industry professionals and fans to celebrate the rich culture and talents of Ghana.

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GEA USA Press Office Accra Email: [email protected]

For more information, follow GEA USA on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @geawardsusa.

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