MEDIKAL explains why he uses minors for his stage performances during late hours on an Accra based radio station, Okay Fm.
Samuel Adu Frimpong popularly known as Medikal has come out clean on why he uses minors on stage during his performances. In a telephone conversation, he explained that it is one of the ways of helping the children. According to him, no one stood up one day and became a star; they had to follow people in their ranks who had made it as kids and that is why he uses minors so that these minors can have fun, learn and gain experience especially when the performances are not on days or periods that hamper or prevent the child from going to school, church or learning.
“In showbiz, there is no age disparity or nothing like young or older person. A child may be earning more than that of what an older person, who has vast experience in the radio industry may take. We grow in this business, you can’t just wake up one day and become a star. For instance, when I was 8 years, I followed people to shows. When you want to be popular or be a star, or to be recognized in the industry, you need to start at an early age. I didn’t even bring them on stage at a time where she is supposed to be in school or church, she came when she was free and didn’t have to do any of the activities above and even more so, her parents were aware and were present at the venue as well. she is having fun. So it is not a situation where I would like to take a minor out to work at night”.
In addition, he said that the said girl is happy there and not doing anything that is going to hamper her education or something of that sort. He thus used DJ Switch’s young age as an excuse to argue his point that it is not really an issue that a minor is out doing or following her dream.
On the other hand, Medikal has hailed Sarkodie calling him a king in his recent tweet.
BY: ONESIPHORUS OBUOBI
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