Grey Did NOT Insult Prez. Akuffo Addo In ‘J for John’ Song
There have been reports by some websites that, Grey insulted the president of the republic of Ghana, Nana Akuffo Addo in his song titled 'J For John' which he performed at the just ended "S Concert".
It’s amazing how bad news finds its way to lots of websites in just a flash of seconds! We’ve had reports that Grey, formerly part of the Non-existing music group called “Mobile Boyz” performed his thought-provoking and controversial song tiled ‘J For John’ at the “S-Concert” which took place at the Accra Sports Stadium on 1st December 2017; and some websites have said it was an insult to the current president of Ghana.
The truth is, the song ‘J For John’ has no connection with the sitting president of the republic of Ghana. The song got released on June 14, 2013 , music video released on May 2, 2015 and these are all before His Excellency Nana Akuffo Addo became the president of Ghana. Besides, the song talks about “JOHN” and the president isn’t called JOHN. He purposely said that he doesn’t mean the presidents are “JOHNS” as Ghanaians may understand it but what he means is that, they are all called “JOHN”.
The song ‘J For John’, even though it sounds controversial, Grey made good use of his metaphors and successfully got most listeners attention. He considered what Ghanaians understand by the word “John” and creatively weaved his lyrics to get people having their own meaning to it. We at Loud Sound GH can confidently say that, the song wasn’t an insult to any of the JOHN presidents we had, but said we’ve had soo many JOHNS as presidents. That was just a line in the whole song. The song talked about other areas in Ghanaian society as well.
On this note, we wish to humbly ask the reputable sites to check for facts before tarnishing images of artistes who are working hard to keep their head above the rough entertainment waters in Ghana. Politics in Ghana is a hot button issue and this could destroy the artiste’s fan base easily.
His latest song released titled ‘Mood‘ is still online and we wish these same websites eager to spread the bad news, help with promotion as well. Let’s support and not be quick in putting out negative news out there. Our humble request to all the reputable websites.