WE WILL SEEK THE WELFARE OF UNDERGROUND TALENT - DR. ZIBLIM IDDI

The long lasting neglect of up and coming artistes from the hinterlands of the country seems to be getting weaned. The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts has hinted that there is an up coming bill that will engulf all these ordeals where artistes have to struggle through thorns and thistles before getting national recognition.

The deputy sector minister Dr. Ziblim Iddi in an exclusive interview with KkbPortal noted that the sector has policy which intends to scout underground artistes to support as well as nurture them in their career.

The Gushiegu legislator in response to as to why the ministry always using mainstream artistes such as Okyeame Kwame and the likes as tourism Ambassadors, said these stars are already famous and they can be used to market the tourism industry in and outside Ghana with their artistic flavour as they play shows.

However, the ministry has not neglected the plight of the rising stars in the industry.

"The creative art sector was just added to the ministry in 2013, we are therefore designing a Creative Arts  bill which will have a Creative Art Fund which will be laid before parliament for approval. This bill will seek to provide financial assistance and logistics that will enable the up and coming artistes to utilize their potentials to the apex" Dr. Iddi said.

He therefore entreated the younger ones to persist on  their quest for success in the industry because no success story is told from a comfort zone.

"Everyone of them has to stay focused, committed and persevered. In life you don't start and just make it, especially in this industry where the competition is keen. So when you are saddled, don't give up by saying you didn't attain the height in a twinkle of an eye. Your shine might at the next door" The Clark Atlanta University alumni advised.

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