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I was excited my daughter insisted you come and say hello – Akufo-Addo on Meek Mill’s visit to Jubilee House



President Akufo-Addo has expressed his excitement over the American rapper, Meek Mill’s visit to the Jubilee House.

Welcoming Meek Mill to the Jubilee House the President said “I am very excited that my daughter, Gyankruma insisted that you come and say hello to me.”

According to him, he appreciates the fact that the rapper could visit him.

President Akufo-Addo further commented on Meek Mill’s performance at the 2022 Afro Nation concert.

“I heard about last night… it happening at a time a lot of places in West Africa are in a lot of difficulties and here we have what? a hundred thousand or something more coming out to party, to listen to you and enjoy themselves, it is extraordinary,” he said.

The visit to the Jubilee House took place after the rapper touched down to perform at the 2022 Afro Nation concert on Thursday, 29th December, 2022.

Supposedly, the rapper used this visit to the Jubilee House as an opportunity to film a teaser for his music video.

In a viral video on social media, American rapper, Meek Mill featured the President’s podium as well as parts of the Jubilee House in his video shoot.

Meek Mill was seen in the company of a group of other backers rapping at the seat of government.

The content of the video has since generated backlash from Ghanaians as they say the act has compromised the security of the Jubilee House.

While some people have voiced their displeasure with the use of the Jubilee House, others have praised it, claiming that it has marketing value for the nation.

But, the Ranking Member of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs has dismissed the marketing claims insisting that Meek Mill’s video does not in any way promote Ghana to the world.

“Go listen to the music, no mention of Ghana and the explicit content. How our women are even denigrated – the sexism, misogyny, swear words, nothing in that content promotes or projects Ghana,” he emphasised.  

According to him, “anybody that watches this video in the international arena will rather be disgusted.”

This, he explained is because “The seat of government in every country is an embodiment of the collective image- everything the people hold dear.”

“Which country will open the seat of government, give its presidential lectern for such explicit content, for these totally offensive lyrics to be out? This is horrendous,” he said.

As a result, he called on the President to apologise to Ghanaians since the act has brought shame to the country.

Meanwhile, Meek Mill has deleted the music video he filmed at the Jubilee House from his Instagram page.

Per multiple checks by MyJoyOnline.com, the video, which the rapper uploaded on Sunday evening is no longer available on his Instagram page as of Monday morning.

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