Winnie Odinga

EAC Member of Parliament Winnie Odinga has taken to social media to share her thoughts on the recent controversy surrounding American rapper Meek Mill.

Taking to her social media account, Winnie Odinga shared, “This Meek Mill/ Ghanaian story is just nuts! Shooting a music video at the President’s office while rapping n***a this and n***a that on the Presidential Podium of the FIRST AFRICAN nation to gain Independence is wild! Nkurumah must be rolling!”

Ghana was the first African country to achieve self-independence on March 6th 1957 with Kwame Nkurumah as its first president.

Sharing an image from the since-deleted music video promotion showing Meek Mill standing behind the president’s podium, Winnie added, “Not behind the “Fellow Ghanaians” podium! Naaah.”

On Tuesday, the rapper apologised to the people of Ghana and fellow Africans Following backlash against his music video filmed at the Jubilee House government building in Ghana. 

The criticisms began pouring in on Monday, January 9 when Ghana’s former deputy education minister Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa tweeted screenshots of the music video, expressing his outrage.

“All those responsible for this despicable desecration of the Jubilee House by Meek Mill must be fired immediately,” wrote Ablakwa. “How do those explicit lyrics from the president’s lectern project Ghana positively? Is Ghana’s seat of government no longer a high-security installation?”

In his apology, Meek said that he had meant no disrespect saying that he only meant to make a connection through music.

“To the people of Ghana, no video I drop is ever meant to disrespect the people of Ghana …. The fastest way to make connection is thru music and I wanted to do that with displaying art,” Meek Mill said.

The promotional video has since been deleted.

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