Mr. Mark Okraku-Mantey, Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts, and Culture, has encouraged more collaborations between Ghanaian and Nigerian musicians.

In an interview with Doreen Avio on Daybreak Hitz, the Hon. Mr. Okraku-Mantey described the apparent competition between the two West African countries as “outmoded.”

However, according to Okraku-Mantey, the musical relationship between Ghana and Nigeria must be protected because it is envied by other African countries.


Benefits of working together: Ghanaian musicians and Nigerians

There are different stories attached to what the honorable Minister, Mark Okraku Mantey, disclosed to the public and those who are well vested in the Ghanaian entertainment industry.

Mark Okraku was trying to pin down some basic discussions that have been going on the net regarding Nigeria and Ghana.

The honorable was trying to convey a message to the people of Ghana and Nigeria, by challenging and bashing each other to see who is the best.


Every creative art form they would pursue presents a challenge, so the best thing to do is to restructure and plan on how to get the top artists from Ghana and Nigeria to work together as one body.

Ghana and Nigeria are most known for their high-quality music, football, and acting.

Adhering to the Minister’s advice would certainly help the entertainment industry to push harder.


Hence, by so doing, it will help boost Ghana and Nigeria’s creative arts industries to surpass other African entertainment industries.

“I hear this discussion on Ghana and Nigeria. Aren’t we sick of asking the same question over and over? The truth is that the relationship between Ghana and Nigeria is obsolete.

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“We are supposed to talk about how our collaborations can help us move forward, not about Ghana and Nigeria competing.”


While competition is said to exist, they should be able to deal with things that intend to compete or challenge them while making an effort to work together in the entertainment industry.

I believe it will strengthen both Ghana’s and Nigeria’s creative industries.


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