The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has paid a courtesy call on Zylofon Media to welcome the media organisation into the music industry and to create a rapport for future collaborations.
Representing MUSIGA was a very strong team, including Bice Osei Kuffuor - Obour (President), Ras Caleb Appiah Levi (Chairman), Chizzy Wailer (National Organizer), Bessa Simons (Vice President), Daddy Bosco (Head of Projects and Communications), Rev. Fiifi Agyarkwa (Administrator), and Richmond Adu Poku (Head of Business and Membership Unit).
Samuel Otuo Baah, (Public Relations Officer) for Zylofon Media speaking on behalf of the CEO, Nana Appiah Mensah, who was out of the country, commended MUSIGA for reaching out to the media company, saying they were honoured by the visit.
President of MUSIGA, Obour speaking at the meeting stated that; “Watching Zylofon Media from afar over a period of time and seeing the great works the company is doing, it would be great for MUSIGA as a union to, first of all, reach out to Zylofon Media and commend them for the great works so far as well as show you that you have the full backing of the music body which has been in existence since 1975 serving as the pillar and the network wind in the music industry.”
He also added, “Not just for the many signings and investments into the music industry and the liveliness Zylofon Media has brought into the showbiz scenery, but also the charitable aspects, pointing out the recent generosity to Jewel Ackah, which is also a great concern to their organisation.”
He said; “Jewel Ackah has been a member of the ageing musicians’ welfare fund and even though we are not able to donate $10,000, we’re in our own small way doing our best for [him] as well. We would also let Zylofon Media know that, the doors, resources, knowledge, personal influences, contacts (old and present) are available to support the dream so that this dream would not just be a Ghanaian dream but also an African and worldwide dream.”
Management of Zylofon Media was impressed and applauded the music body for the honour done the media company.
Samuel Otuo Baah shared the vision and tasks at hand with the music body and revealed their excitement over such a call.
He stated; “We have laid out plans that we want to execute and with the backing of MUSIGA, make it even easier to accomplish. One of the ideas we’ve developed is a concert where our Highlife and sole highlife artiste Kumi Guitar would stage with our highlife legends.”
Kumi Guitar recently shot a video which featured reputable highlife legends, Pat Thomas, Charles Amoah, Nana Ampadu and Zapp Mallet titled dream. So, the Company’s plan is to come up with a scheme “Kumi Guitar and the legends concert” which will be organised annually and since MUSIGA have these legends in their union, then it’s good news for both parties.
According to Mr Baah, the concert will not only be held in Ghana but also across Europe and many other countries.
He added; “Zylofon Media would also want to come up with some educational programs, we are ready to provide our venue and resources for this particular course. So, if from time to time Zylofon Media and MUSIGA can put together these educational programs, then that’ll also be a great achievement for the industry in general.”
The visit ended with a tour of the facilities available inside the Zylofon Media headquarters located inside East Legon, Accra.