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Obama Wanted Me to Become a US Citizen, But I Declined – Blakk Rasta

Abubakar Ahmed, a.k.a. Blakk Rasta, is a well-known musician and media personality from Ghana. He has revealed that he turned down former US President Barack Obama’s offer of citizenship.


Blakk Rasta disclosed that Obama made the offer when he was in Ghana in an interview with Property FM, a radio station in Cape Coast. He emphasised his dedication to serving his own country, though, and vehemently declined the offer.

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Giving up his obligations to Ghana would have required him to renounce his American citizenship, something he was unwilling to do.He expressed his belief that God had brought him to Ghana for a reason, and he felt compelled to contribute to the betterment of his country in his own small way. He boldly declared that he thought running away to America would bring about divine punishment and that he would not do so.


“I refused Obama’s offer to become an American citizen when he visited Ghana, telling him that God would punish me if I accepted the offer. Because God brought me to Ghana and I should do all that I can to fix this country in my small way so if i run to stay in America, God will whip me that day.


“I made the decision to say no, I won’t, so even though I turned down all of these in order to stay in the country, I still have to talk,” he said.

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The ‘Gaafara’ composer expressed his ire at Ghanaian politicians, stating that their duty should be to serve the nation, not personal gain. He expressed concern for his children’s future and felt that they should not have to grow up in an economy in decline.


“Politicians are primarily to blame for our issues because, to them, serving in the government is a licence to plunder; you are not really serving the country; you are simply stealing.


Watching my small children go to sleep makes me angry because I know they will grow up and inherit this horrible economy. The nation is in crisis, and people are fleeing to other countries.”


Blakk Rasta’s commitment to his native Ghana and his strong love for the country are the reasons behind his decision to remain there and advocate for the problems facing the nation.



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