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Okraku Mantey was sacked at Multimedia for playing ‘Abiba’ song, says Rex Omar

The sexually suggestive song, which was inspired by his wife Abiba was released over a decade ago, but still finds its way on the playlists of today

Mark Okraku Mantey, the deputy Minister of Tourism, was sacked from Multimedia Group Limited – operators of Hitz and Joy FM – because he played the popular “Abiba” song, the song writer and veteran highlife musician, Rex Omar, has said.

The sexually suggestive song, which was inspired by his wife Abiba was released over a decade ago, but still finds its way on the playlists of today.

Speaking on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Wednesday (16 August), Omar said Okraku Mantey became his best friend after his dismissal.

“Actually, the resistance comes from Ghana. When I brought Abiba, for six months even radio stations didn’t want to play it,” he said in reference to support local musicians get from the public.

“Some of them didn’t like the lyrical content of “Abiba” song, as much as I wove it in a way that it will not be explicit.

“In fact, Okraku got sacked, that is why he is my best friend. He got sacked from Multimedia because he had gone to play Abiba. So, it was later that Abiba became a hit, that his boss Kwesi Twum said go and bring back the song,” Rex Omar added.

Listen to Rex Omar in the attached audio clip below: 

Below is the video clip for “Abiba”

 

 

Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra

 

 

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