Saturday, 15 June

Okraku Mantey is 'awfully silent' – Kelvynboy wonders what Dep MoTAC Min is doing in his office

Ghanaian Highlife/Afrobeats star Kelvynboy

Kelvynboy has wondered where the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture is and what he is up to.

The Vero hitmaker is concerned because, in his view, it is odd for "an outspoken" figure as Mr Mark Okraku Mantey to be "awfully silent".

Kelvynboy took to his X (Twitter), Wednesday, September 27, 2023, with these thoughts. He wrote in a mixture of English and Pidgin. 

"Okay so now to Creative Arts. Where [is] Mark Okraku Mantey? Since he became Deputy Minister for our space, he's grown awfully silent. For an outspoken, extrovert like Mark, I'm a bit suprised. What really dey go on?" Kelvin Brown, alias Kelvynboy wrote.

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Mark Okraku Mantey, has served as Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal's deputy since 2021. Prior, he was the President of the Creative Arts Council (2017). 

| Mark Okraku Mantey in his office as Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture

Mantey has worked as a disk jockey (DJ), radio and TV executive, record producer and is also the founder and CEO of Slip Mark Entertainment. 

In times past, the sharp tongued 49-year-old clashed with several creative arts personalities of like personality and otherwise; Blakk Rasta, Shatta Wale, Bullgod, etc, on matters regarding the creative arts industry. 

Given his assertive demeanour, extensive industry experience and celebrated legacy, Mark Okraku Mantey was regarded by many as a promising force in government for the advancement of the creative arts and the resolution of pressing concerns in the industry. Since assuming office, however, some industry figures have endlessly argued his performance has left a lot to be desired.

Source: Benjamin