Singer Wendy Shay has denied rumors that her latest track, “Africa Money,” is an attempt to criticize the Akufo-Addo administration given the state of the country’s declining economy.
She claims that despite the mediocre state of the nation’s economy, the song “Africa Money” contains a message reminding past, present, and future governments to be mindful of the suffering of their citizens.
The musician expressed her sorrow about the threat of corruption in Ghana and other African nations, which has hindered progress and caused intolerable suffering for the populace.
This is in response to claims made by a number of people on social media that Wendy Shay was blasting the Akufo-Addo administration for the appalling condition of the economy.
“We know that leadership comes with a lot of responsibilities, and I respect every government, but when they are looting state funds, they should remember that things are hard and the people are suffering,’’ she explained in an interview on United Showbiz, which was monitored by 1Family Radio.
“This is not just Ghana but other African countries like Nigeria, Uganda, Gabon, and others; that’s why I sang the chorus in English,’’ she noted.
She went on to ask her followers and the general public to refrain from politicizing her song “Africa Money,” citing its generational relevance.
She stated that she would keep speaking up for the weak and marginalized in society by utilizing her platform and influence as an artist.
“So I don’t want us to politicize it and allude to certain people. It affects the previous government, the current one, and the ones that are yet to come.’’
“It is a generational song, not just current. We all know there is corruption going on, like what happened in Gabon. With the platform God has given me, I should be able to speak for the voiceless,’’ she added.