Explosion Give poets and musicians equal treatment – Nana Asaase

In a lengthy post on Facebook, Nana Asaase stated that poets should be paid accordingly because they are equally important as musicians.

  • Published: , Refreshed:
Nana Asaase performing play

Nana Asaase performing

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Renowned poet, Nana Asaase has expressed disgust about how poets are unfairly treated by event organisers.

According to him, most event organisers take people in that sector of the arts for granted as they give them meagre amount of money or sometimes no gratification after performing at their events.

Poet, Nana Asaase play

Poet, Nana Asaase

 

In a lengthy post on Facebook, Nana Asaase stated that poets should be paid accordingly because they are equally important as musicians.

“On no account should anyone disrespect another, especially, an artist, in this case. It irks me to observe how other young professionals tend to attempt and sometimes succeed in taking artists for granted. Never in the name of "Dumsor" would I countenance any such display of arrant disregard for our sacred art forms, one for poetry, in this specific case. 
Every worker deserves his wages, so does every artist and as a matter of specifice, every poet.

You might also have noticed how Poetry as an art form, is beginning to lend its various malleabitilies to various events and purposes in the country and beyond. From Weddings, through state banquets, to technology and agric events. It is refreshing to note that most event organisers in these spheres happen to be youthful…” portions of his post read.

Poets - Chief Moomen and Nana Asaase [left to right] play

Poets - Chief Moomen and Nana Asaase [left to right]

 

Nana Asaase was unhappy that their craft is belittled by some event organisers to the extent of making it seem as though platforms given poets were in the interest of the poets.

“I have ever heard, 'But is is "just" poetry' on the other end of the call. Another one is, 'It is just for five minutes'. That is the turning point in the action. If it is just poetry, just do it and just keep your money. Did I say money? Change. There is no calculator at the Ghana Stock Exchange that can quantify the components that go into "Just Poetry for Just five minutes"” he noted.

Adding that event organisers should, “Treat artists (poets) with that same careful detail you would treat the music names. Changing rooms, sound, communication, etc.”

Nana Asaase however commended all who are doing their best to keep the arts growing.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Yvonne Nelson "F*ck men who don't take care of their kids" - Actress fumesbullet
2 Bhim Baby Stonebwoy shares photo of his pregnant wifebullet
3 Love Like No Other Tracey Boakye’s boyfriend buys her brand new 4x4bullet
4 Akosua Vee A Plus' wife accused of bleaching (Photos)bullet
5 Bad Blood Bulldog is a true lover of Togo jeans - Shatta Walebullet
6 Obibini Takyi Jnr Highlife artiste ready to follow Ebony...bullet
7 Akosua Vee A Plus angrily responds to social media critics...bullet
8 Watch Video Women reject me for my manhood size - Don Littlebullet
9 Extramarital Affairs I have two other children apart...bullet
10 Young Ambassador Gifty Anti’s young daughter inducted...bullet

Top Videos

1 Confessions Women reject me for my manhood size - Don Littlebullet
2 Celeb Couples Kwabena Kwabena finally confirms marriage with TV presenter?bullet
3 Video This video of Yvonne Nelson and her daughter will make your daybullet
4 2018 baby Stonebwoy welcomes first child with wife after 6 months...bullet
5 Pulse TV Pulse Chat with Ebonybullet
6 Hajia4Real Shatta Michy and popular bosschick fight each other...bullet
7 Actress discloses Joselyn Dumas reveals her craziest sex fantasybullet
8 Yvonne Nelson Actress cries at Efya Girl Talk Concert 2017bullet
9 VIDEO Lil Win almost breaks neck in dancing competitionbullet
10 Sex Fantasy I would totally have a threesome with my...bullet

Celebrities