Gospel musician, Philipa Baafi has indicated her intentions to pursue her political interest in future.
She told Nana Kwame Gyan on NO.1FM’s NO.1 Showbiz on Sunday, 14 March 2021 that, in her opinion, “everyone who participates in elections or other political rights is a politician.
“If someone is a politician, is it a sin. If it is not a sin, then I can also be a politician someday”.
She further noted that citizens must collectively take interest in politics and contribute to governance to ensure development.
“You’re a citizen right? You see, this country is not for a certain group. This is Ghana. You and I form Ghana so if Ghana perishes, it affects us.
“We must not leave politics for a selected group of people because Ghana is for all of us so we must collectively move Ghana forward. We can’t sit and fold our arms and allow just a group of people to move Ghana forward. We will all get involved,” the ‘Go high’ hitmaker added.
Philipa Baafi is one of the showbiz personalities who declared her support for President Akufo-Addo’s “#4More4Nana” campaign ahead of the 2020 election.
In 2008, her ‘Go high’ song was huge and blared especially on the New Patriotic Party (NPP) platforms during their campaigns ahead of the general elections.
Philipa Baafi also mounted several NPP rally stages to perform the song.
Highlighting the impact of the song during the time, she intimated that the Black Stars, during the African Nations Championship (CHAN 2009) tournament, used the song as an unofficial celebration song anytime they scored a goal.
She revealed that the ‘Go high’ song was “a prophecy directly from God”.
“When God gave me the song, he told me that he will make an organisation come and buy the song.
“We were thinking of the telcos, but God had his own plans. Black Stars used the song as their unofficial celebration song anytime a goal came in. Asante Kotoko used it as a point even before NPP came in,” she explained.