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SYDNEY OFORI, popularly known as Barima Sydney, has released yet another controversial single titled ‘Eboborba’ (Gadindim Gadem), a deeply political song that captures a joke former President Jerry John Rawlings made at the historic Sunyani congress of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
“There are two verses of the song; the first verse is strictly for our politicians and the other talks about ‘fake’ pastors. I will officially be presenting the song to Ex-President J. J. Rawlings and wife in the course of next week.”
According to Barima Sydney, he had his inspiration from the joke President Rawlings narrated during the NDC Congress at Sunyani where he told a story about an Osu Alata Mantse who abandoned his own subjects and rather spent more time with whites.
Then one day, according to Mr. Rawlings, the Alata Mantse’s subjects decided to go on a demonstration and started drumming the Kolomashie. Shocked, he phoned the police to bring dozen of policemen to save the situation at hand. The people were dancing up and down dancing ‘Gadindim Gadem. The ex-President was literarily advocating for social justice and accountability.
In a phone interview with The Heritage Entertainment Crew, Barima Sydney noted that he is not a controversial person but the content of his songs is:
“I am never controversial, rather it is the titles that I choose for my songs that are controversial, for instance, if I say ‘Eboborba’, the title alone explains it all and people choose to read lots of meanings to it and I tell you, it is the topics that I prefer to write about. I don’t talk about love songs because I am not good at that.”