Alhaji Sidiku Buari, a Ghanaian musician and a former president of MUSIGA, has given an account on the role the late president Jerry John Rawlings played in reviving the music industry.
Following the death of the former president Jerry John Rawlings, many well wishers have come out to reveal some of the good things he did for them and which the industry the music industry was part of.
Alhaji Sidiku Buari, speaking with Mz Gee, disclosed how dear the music industry was to the late president which many did not know.
He said the Late president JJ Rawlings is the reason why the music industry is now attractive to everybody.
According to him, the musicians union of Ghana was closed down close to 7 years but the former president helped to revive the industry.
He said the late J.J Rawlings called for a meeting which was aimed at bringing together musicians to help make them operate again.
“The music industry was closed down for almost about 7 years when a meeting was held which was a directive by the late president and the idea was to try and bring together musicians again so they can operate as a union,” he said.
According to him they were able to get most musicians together and the late president gave them the old passport office because they needed a place where they could work well – which is now the current office of MUSIGA – and that was the beginning of the rise of Musician union of Ghana.