Opinion

GET SERIOUS! Dr. Amin Bonsu Is Not Serious

Dr-Amin-Bonsu

The adage, “Music is the food of the soul” holds true; it is a language of feeling and of passion as words are the language of reason. Indeed, the happiness and well being of a man consist simply in the quick transition from wish to satisfaction and for the absence of satisfaction is suffering.

The fact is, Dr. Amin Bonsu of Amen Scientific Herbal Hospitals is suffering within – not because he has no respect for musicians or has any knowledge of our musicians but for the simple fact that, he doesn’t appreciate music.

In a television interview last week, this entrepreneur spewed quite a lot of gibberish and went on some infantile tirade against music and its purveyors – and we won’t forgive him!

He told SVTV Africa that, he is a serious-minded businessman so he does not listen to music. He added that men who engage in entertainment, specifically, music, are not business minded.

“I don’t have time to listen to music because I am a very busy man. It takes hard work to be successful in business, not music. No business minded man is a fan of music,” he said. He disclosed that aside his medical work, he has no time for entertainment stuff and has no knowledge of popular music stars.

Yes, we have respect for you as an entrepreneur and all but we still have to respond, so, Doc, this is for you!

You Lied  – Wealthier People Are More Musical

According to the Doctor, no business minded man is a fan of music.  That’s a fat lie that exposes his nauseating ignorance interlaced with such simulated confidence.

According to theguardian.com, which reported on a research done by researchers at Goldsmiths University in UK in 2014, wealthier people are more musical and have a better grasp of music.  The report stated that, the rich had better melodic memory and beat perception in what is claimed to be the biggest musical psychology survey ever.

The portal, www.inc.com chronicled some of the richest men in the world, the kind of songs they listen to and what artists are on their playlist. Fasten your seat belt Doctor – you would love this!

Bill Gates

Bill Gates is a devotee of rock bands and loves U2, The Beatles and the Rolling Stones and tunes from the Broadway musical, ‘Wicked’.  Sir Richard Branson’s tastes are more edgy, yes; this rich, very serious minded man loves jumpy artists and their music.  He loves the Sex Pistols as well the likes of Peter Gabriel and Mike Oldfield. Elon Musk, another rich and serious minded businessman loves Frank Sinatra, Monthy Python and Andrea Bocelli.

Sir Richard Branson

But wait, there’s more!

Mr. Kofi Amoabeng of UT Holdings loves Amakye Dede and Sarkodie. Former President John Mahama openly declared that his playlist is inundated with songs of Kojo Antwi, K.K. Kabobo, Shasha Marley, Wutah, VIP, Stonebwoy and many others.

Prez Akufo Addo with Musicians Union Head, Obour

President Nana Akufo-Addo has also openly proclaimed his love for Ghanaian music and many of its stars, naming songs from the likes C.K Mann, Paapa Yankson, Amakye Dede, Daddy Lumba, Gyedu Blay Ambolley and others as songs he vibes to!

Wait – maybe Dr. Amin Bonsu is not as serious minded and rich as he thinks he is!

He Is Living in Denial, Sadly!

Music inspires people. It can get you in touch with feelings and memories and can be a catalyst for big ideas. Surely, it can also help make sense of problems as it heals, but Dr. Amin Bonsu won’t understand this; such a pity.

It is clear that Dr. Amin, for all the 30 years that he’s been managing his local hospitals, has been overly engrossed in medicine, chemicals and formulae so he’s lost touch, he’s missed out on the finer things in life which includes music. He needs an intervention!

He is that type of a father, with that warped mindset on music and entertainment, who would deprive his kids the joy and satisfaction of enjoying and pursuing anything arts. He is just a jaded, old school ignoramus!

Amakye Dede and Daddy Lumba

It could be true when he says he pays no attention to entertainment but it is a blatant lie to say that he has no knowledge of our popular musicians, not even a teeny-weeny? Please give us a break.

Unless his obsession with local medicine and practice has caused him to have no television or radio, otherwise, Dr. Amin cannot convince anybody that for these past years, he does not know of Daddy Lumba, Kojo Antwi, Amakye Dede, A. B Crenstil, Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Ebony and others? Stop lying!

Men Who Engage In Music Are Not Serious. Another Lie!

Dr. Amin also blurted out that men who engage in entertainment, specifically, music, are not business minded. This is laughable and pathetic. How did he process that in his mind to actually spew it? Oh yes, the lack of appreciation of music is the cause of his anguish.

Dr. Osei Kwame Despite, CEO of Despite Group of Companies, is a lover of music, appreciates music and deals in music and by far, no, by centuries – is richer, revered and influential than Amin Bonsu.

Dr. Osei-Kwame-Despite

Mr. Sam Tobbin, Chief Executive Officer of Tobinco of Companies is a lover of music, appreciates music and deals in music – one of the main reasons he has a television station and radio stations splattered across the country.

Dr. Kwaku Oteng, Chief Executive Officer of Angel of Group of Companies is a lover of music, appreciates music and deals in music – and like the other astute serious-minded businessmen, he has a television and radio stations across the country.

Nana Appiah Mensah, CEO of Zylofon and a string of other reputable brands, is influential, venerated and a serious-minded businessman who engages in music, employing thousands of people to work in elevating our music and musicians.

Take a seat at the backbench, Dr. Amin Bonsu, watch and learn!

Entertainers Are Doing Well

Dr. Amin Bonsu’s ignorance about music and its lucrative business is laughablethe kind of laughter that causes tears to drop – tears of worry, that a sound man with such entrepreneurial skills would be ill-informed, with regards to the music and everybody connected to it.

Unlike other potent and well-structured music industries, Ghana has had few challenges but a lot of artists have surmounted such challenges and have done well for themselves – using the music business as a solid catapult to venture into other businesses.

Daddy Lumba is an accomplished businessman, who has investments that are all in good standing, and so is Amakye Dede, who is using his clout as a musician to offer developmental projects in his town, Agogo. There are other music legends that are doing very well, thanks to music

It is more encouraging to realize that, through music, some of the young entertainers like Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Fuse ODG, and many others have investments and properties that negate the silly talk by Dr. Amin Bonsu, a commentary that was not well-though-through before emanating from his mouth.

Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo(www.entertainmentgh.com)

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