Ghanaian musician Rosemary ‘Lady Rose’ Anamuah has admonished Africans to be proud of where they come from using the platform of football such as the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Lady Rose released a single dubbed “A Proud African” to promote Africa’s cultural Heritage since it gives Africans a sense of unity and belongingness before the recent Cameroon 2021 tourney.
In an interview on GTV Sports + Studio 5 programme hosted by Gloria Peprah, Lady Rose said she hopes to use her song to strengthen the bond of unity among Africans.
“I hope to eliminate self-centeredness and the individualistic nature of some Africans, and to strengthen the unity and the bond that exists among us,” she said adding, “The content of the song can inspire Africans to be proud of where they come from.”
She credited her brother Ato Korsah, who was together with her in the studio, for writing and producing the song while she sang it. Ato Korsah, a serving officer of the Ghana National Fire Service, said football is key to bringing people together despite the occasional differences over tactics and other things.
Having garnered massive airplay on Television and YouTube during the course of Cameroon 2021, Lady Rose says the song has exceeded her expectations.
“People are surprised because the name ‘LADY ROSE’ isn’t popular. Some even argued that it’s coming from a Nigerian or a South African.”
Ghana experienced one of its worst experiences in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations following the Black Stars’ group stage elimination in Group D. Lady Rose expressed her dissatisfaction with Ghana’s performance but said the team should take it in their stride.
“Being a Ghanaian, I am quite disappointed about the performance of the Black Stars. But in all, it is the beauty of the game…, just as the songs says.”
The African showpiece tournament has had its fair share of derogatory descriptions especially from European football managers and administrators from time immemorial and Cameroon 2021 has not been left out with Liverpool Manager Jürgen Klopp describing it as a little tournament while some players were allegedly pressured by their clubs not to be part of their national call ups.
Lady Rose concluded the interview by calling on Africans to unite for the common good.
“Africans should come together, fight corruption, love and promote what we have,” she said.