Veteran sound engineer Fred Kyei Mensah, who is popularly called Fredyma, has expressed a contrary opinion in the wake of reactions to the alleged video American rapper, Meek Mill shot at the Jubilee House in Ghana.
Even though the majority of Ghanaians believe that the actions of the rapper and his team at the seat of power are disrespectful, Fredyma believes they did nothing wrong.
In the post, which he shared on his Facebook wall, Fredyma stated that it was better to have shot a music video at the seat of government than use it for a poultry farm, as indicated by a minister under the Atta Mills administration.
‘Once upon a time, because of our ‘dirty’ politics, some people even said, they were going to use the Jubilee House as a poultry farm na wo anya na Meek Mill a use de atwa music video, wo se wo kooko apae?” he said – to wit, ‘why get mad over the video when someone wanted to turn the place into a poultry farm?’
He went on to state that the Jubilee House over the years has had a place designated for people to take videos and photos if they sort for permission from the right quarters.
He backed his argument with a personal experience from 2012 when he visited the Jubilee House with members of Creative Arts for Change.
According to him, they were allowed to take pictures and videos from the same spot where Meek Mill was sighted in the video he shared on Instagram and later deleted.
Below is Fredyma’s full post.
MEEK MILL’S JUBILEE HOUSE MUSIC VIDEO, MY TAKE.
Take your time and read.
There would have been no problem, if the fish had known that, the very water that sustained it, was the same that was going to be used to boil it for soup. When the axe entered the forest, the trees, were surprised to see that, the handle was one of their own.
In the song, “Gentle Jesus, Meek and Mild”, it continues like “pity my simplicity”….
Na anka, asem nni h) ooo, nanso….
Once upon a time ⌚, because of our “dirty” politics, some people even said, they were going to use the Jubilee House as a poultry farm na wo anya na Meek Mill a use de atwa music video, wo se wo kooko apae? Brace yourself for more tourism adventures. Mo anya no atufuor buor koraa. Lol
A lot of celebrities from the diaspora and in Ghana ????????, have visited the Jubilee House, taken pictures of the very place some people are complaining about Meek Mill’s video ???? being shot. Jubilee House, has a designated area where pictures and videos are allowed to be taken and i have experienced same.
We pay so much to the foreign media to project Ghana ???????? to be on the international map. At least, they only showed the periphery of the Jubilee House not the Presidential office or any other security installations.
Don’t we see on our screens every day with various media house reporting from the same location as being espoused here? Meek Mill 3de Ghana ???????? 3ko international, na wo sen? Lol.
The argument might be, will the various artistes in Ghana ????????, also be allowed to do same? Yes the Jubilee House, is a security installation however, we have seen several pictures, videos and drone shots of the place. I have seen Shatta, Stonebwouy, Sarkodie, the late Nana Ampadu, etc visit there. The only difference is that they never wore short knickers nor did a music video.
I think when permission is sought from the right source, people can be allowed to use certain portions of the Jubilee House from the little I know.
I quite remember when the Creative Arts for Change, visited the Jubilee House in 2019, we were allowed to take pictures and videos at the very place this video was shot. Let the debate continue.
Indeed this is good for tourism. Let’s look at the positive side of it. Meek Mill nso, wa b3y3 bi! Motor riding skills, jumping over Afronation fence and shooting video in a “forbidden poultry ???? farm” ei sorry, Jubilee House.
Good beads don’t rattle.