Afro-dancehall musician, Samini appears to have backtracked on his beliefs on celebrity involvement in politics as a video of him campaigning against celebrity endorsements resurfaces on the internet.

In the interview granted to Joy Entertainment Today’s Becky in 2016, the award-winning artiste admitted that openly acknowledging a political party can be detrimental to the career of an artiste as well as their personal safety.

“I don’t think it’s too healthy to do that as a people’s person because you represent the masses and you have various political affiliations listening to your music at the same time, without any political intentions. So you appeal to a broader audience at a go.

“So when you take sides in serious issues like this; issues concerning serious decision-making for the country’s welfare and you take sides and just maybe you happen to offend a huge fan by that move, it goes a long way to affect your career going forward.”

The ‘My Own’ hitmaker in that same interview referred to musicians as agents of truth, and hence would be seen as liars if the flagbearers of these political parties fail to fulfill their promises to the Ghanaian people.

“If a political party’s flagbearer is preaching a certain philosophy…that is not necessarily the truth, and as an entertainer that is supposed to speak the truth and represent the people, [you] find yourself endorsing this flagbearer and whatever dream that he’s preaching, you’re now helping him to lie to the people”.

Continuing, he added: “and eventually if that promise does not come to pass, you are one of the people that helped him tell the people that he was gonna build a castle in the air and it never happened. So now you are gonna look like a corrupt person,” he stated.

In spite of that, the 2007 VGMA artiste of the year seems to have changed his stance on his views from 2016 as he took to Twitter on Monday, November 2, 2020, to promote Presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party.

This came after the NPP’s announcement of a ‘Super Endorsement’ on its official social media platforms.

The tweet was followed with a music video titled ‘Kpoyaka (4 More 4 Nana), apparently a campaign song, for the New Patriotic Party.

Accordingly, the Raggaeville award winner also tweeted campaign photos that advocate the party’s policies and manifesto promises.