Popular record producer, Hammer of The Last Two fame has expressed much disappointment in the Ghanaian media for not giving Blitz Bazawule, known publicly as Blitz Ambassador’s “The Color Purple” Project much attention that it deserved.
The founder and CEO of The Last Two Music Group questioned how the media gave much prominence to local celebrities fighting over very important news items such as Oprah Winfrey tweeting about a former Ghanaian rapper making waves in Hollywood.
He shared this on his Facebook timeline on Wednesday evening:
“So what really constitutes an inspirational story in this country? Or better yet, what makes great entertainment news in Ghana? Are we for real? Oprah tweets about one of our own making waves in Hollywood and he’s not even trending. I mean, I just googled “the color purple blitz” not even his full name and out of about 40 American blogs blasting this matter, only NYDJ and one other Ghana blog is talking about this. How?
Do we realize this is our own “Blitz” Bazawule from Achimota School who first broke out on a couple of my records (‘Who Born You By Mistake’ by Obrafour & and the eponymous ‘Deeba’)… went on to release several albums in the U.S, toured the world as an independent artiste with his live band, came back to the motherland to make his directorial debut with his movie ‘The Burial of Kojo’ which was critically acclaimed at numerous film festivals worldwide, including crazy reviews from the New York Times, etc… same guy who recently co-directed Beyonce’s ‘Black Is King’ and is now re-making this classic ‘The Color Purple’ that’s gonna be produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones and Scott Sanders.
What happened to our radio stations, bloggers and TV stations? Are they out of credits or are they just out of touch… look at how much prominence you give local celebs fighting… do you not want to inspire our kids?? Are you guys going to pretend Oprah didn’t just tweet about a former Ghanaian rapper making waves in Hollywood? Come on guys, this is even bigger than Diddy’s association with our neighbor’s album Chale… and see how you blew that up. Oh, Chale!”
Story by: Reagan O.O.Osarfo (Nana Reagan)