Kofi Kinaata’s ‘Things fall apart’ pops up at Supreme Court nominee’s vetting
The setting is Parliament where there is a vetting of Justice Gertrude Torkonoo, a nominee for Ghana’s Supreme court.
And one thing you are not likely to expect is a question on entertainment.
But a self-confessed fan of highlife artiste Kofi Kinaata and Effia MP Mr. Joseph Cudjoe put in a question on the hit song ‘Things fall apart’
The song, a satirical melody, poses critical questions to the church in particular and expose the hypocritical attitudes of religious people.
After Justice Gertrude Torkonoo had espoused her love for evangelism and her strong belief in her Christian faith and values, the MP wanted to know her views on the song which has gone viral.
The MP referred to the lyrics of the song “Chapel yi w’wɔ schools paa, Nso members yi w’ntumi w’nkɔ bi” to wit ” churches own schools but members struggle to pay for the tuition of their wards in these schools.’
She acknowledged the song but swerved the attempt to get her to share her views.
“Honorable Member, this is a kind of question I’ll like to discuss with my daughters around the dinner table”.
Chairman of the Appointments Committee Joe Osei Owusu found the question quite unusual.
The MP said the Takoradi-based hiplife artiste, Kofi Kinaata, is a member of his constituency and so he was soliciting for the nominee’s view on his hit song.