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The song Nkratou, said to be the first message to have criticized Professor Mills and his NDC Government, as the song seemed to be a direct insinuation to President Mills.
However, a few months later the musician released another song praising the President for his management of Ghana’s economy, making people question whether he has been ‘seen’ by some members of the ruling party.
Lucky Mensah said irrespective of whatever anyone thought, nobody had the right to use his song without seeking his consent.
Citing examples of songs done by musicians such as Kwabena Kwabena, Christiana Love and A-Plus in the run up to the 2008 general elections, Lucky Mensah insisted nobody can tell him NPP did not pay them for those songs.
He wondered why the NPP could not approach him to seek his permission to use his song for campaign, questioning why a party wishing to win election to govern the country, will treat him, “a small man” like this.
Lucky Mensah denied that he had been given a huge sum of money by some members of the NDC to frustrate the NPP in their bid to use the song to campaign, admitting however “I have done a lot of songs for NDC which they will use for campaign.”
He bemoaned that “In Ghana when you do a song for a political party, you are viewed with jaundiced eyes and even members of the other party refuse to buy your CD”
In a sharp rebuttal, the Deputy Communications Director of the NPP, Samuel Awuku, counseled Lucky Mensah to be mindful of his utterances because they could have dire consequences on his career.
Citing examples of when the musician had consorted with members of the NPP when the going was tough for him, Samuel Awuku wondered what had happened overnight for Lucky Mensah to sing his present tune.
Mr. Awuku indicated that the NPP as a party had not selected any particular song for its campaign, although they have received thousands of songs from artistes. he stressed that, if Lucky Mensah insisted that the party refrain from using his song, the leadership will consider it and instruct its over four million members across the country to stop buying and using the song.
By Evans Tawiah