I’m Not Ready For A Leadership Position At MUSIGA – Okyeame Kwame
The renowned Okyeame Kwame, also known as Kwame Nsiah Apau, is a musician and songwriter from Ghana. He has stated that he is not ready to assume any leadership positions within the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA).
He asserts that he is not willing to compromise his well-earned reputation and image for a leadership position with MUSIGA and that he is not psychologically ready for such a demanding position.
The “Small Small” singer, also known as the Rap Doctor, asserted during an interview with Okay FM in Accra that musicians naturally hold leadership positions because of their large social media followings. The commitment and intensity of focus needed for a MUSIGA position are higher.
Musicians are leaders in and of themselves, according to Okyeame Kwame, with millions of social media followers. Thus, if you see yourself as a leader of musicians, you are also a leader of leaders in a more indirect sense, and each of these leaders has their own strategies for succeeding as a leader. Therefore, as soon as you stand in front of them, you must be as committed and intensely focused as Obour was; otherwise, you will fail, he said.
“To be honest with you, I am not yet psychologically equipped to be able to lead leaders. I believe that my time has not yet come. After working with MUSIGA and GHAMRO, I realised I could not handle everything. I might do so in the future.
“If I go, I might read news with bad headlines. I am not prepared to compromise my reputation for MUSIGA. Possibly down the road. But for now, I am fine with being a member,” the well-known performer continued.