Ghanaian journalist and Blogger Attractive Mustapha has stated that the Creative Arts industry was one of Ghana’s first President Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s priorities.
He said the first President of the country attached all seriousness to the sector.
Speaking as a panellist on Onua 95.1 FM, he noted that Dr Kwame Nkrumah is one of the leaders who demonstrated that he really had the entertainment industry at heart.
He advised current leaders and successive governments to learn from Dr Kwame Nkrumah and help build the industry.
Attractive Mustapha Known in real life as Mustapha Nii Okai Inusah indicated that the former president in 1964 established the Ghana Films Industry Corporation (GFIC), sponsored and encouraged state bands
According to him, the President travelled with musicians on foreign trips in order to expose them to the international market for business.
He also stated that Dr Kwame Nkrumah was instrumental in making the highlife music genre what it is today through his complete support of the likes of Phillip Gbeho, Antubam, Saka Acquaye, Dr Oku Ampofo and some others.