Lack of Ghanaian Content at CAF Awards 2017 Pathetic – Publisher

The CAF Awards 2017 took place last night at the AICC in Accra, Ghana and Egypt’s Mohamed Salah was adjudged the ultimate African Player of the Year winner.

One aspect of the ceremony that has received a lot of backlash, mainly from Ghanaians, is the lack of content from Ghana.

One of the people who has added his voice to this is Ghanaian Publisher and Owner of the Statesman Newspaper, Gabby Asare Okyere-Darko.

According to the legal brain who was at the event, it is miserably inadequate.

“Almost a perfect programme at the CAF Awards soiled by lack of local content. But, why, they couldn’t find any Ghanaian musician? Pathetic!,” he shared in a Facebook post.

Although Ghanaian songstress Efya sang the national anthem to open the show, Lynx Entertainment‘s KiDi performed but that was when the programme was barely over and most of the audience had vacated their seats.

The Political Analyst was also not happy about the influx of Nigerian performers on the stage last night.

According to, five (5) Nigerian acts Patoranking, Phyno, Tiwa Savage, Flavour and Wizkid performed, despite reports that Ghanaian reggae/dancehall act Shatta Wale was billed to perform.

“Instead of treating us to some good Ghanaian performances, as well, CAF decided to populate the stage with Naija ones plus others, including a Nigerian artiste who was dressed as if he lost his way to the gym. I hear he is called Wizkid.”

From left Ibrahim Sunday, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko and Dan Owusu at CAF Awards 2017

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