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Volta MUSIGA to build office complex in Ho—Tony Dee

BY: Adwoa Serwaa Bonsu

THE Regional Chairman of the Volta Region branch of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) Anthony Komla Dagbey, popularly known as Tony Dee, has announced plans to build a headquarters with offices and a recording studio in Ho by next year.

Tony Dee told Graphic Showbiz in Ho on July 27 that the management of the prestigious Adonai Estate in Ho has already donated a building plot in its manor to the union, in support of the plan.

Tony Dee said the project was estimated at GH500,000, adding that the union was undertaking various fund-raising activities for the project.

He said when completed, the office complex would give jobs to more than 20 young people and lift the music industry in the region to astonishing heights.

Tony Dee said 15 members of the union had launched various albums in Gospel, Highlife, Reggae, Borborbor and Agbadza in aid of the fund-raising activities which had so far yielded more than GH50,000.

Tony Dee who is the Chief Executive of the Ho-based Tosh Media said the group which performed a live concert in Ho on March 6, was now set to carry out various gigs in Hohoe and other parts of the region to raise more funds for the project.

Meanwhile, the Ho MCE, Divine Bosson has described the move by Volta MUSIGA as highly laudable, saying it was in the best interest of the region and the nation, as far the music industry was concerned.

He pledged that the municipal assembly commit great zeal and resources to the project to ensure its timely completion.

Tony Dee said the regional branch of the MUSIGA which was more than 20 years now, had more than 80 members. He said the growth of the union was hampered seriously over the years due to poor production standards.

The regional MUSIGA chairman entreated musicians in the region to acquire high skills in the playing of instruments before going on stage.

He also urged corporate bodies and public-spirited individuals to support the union financially and attain greater heights, adding that: “Our desire is to capture part of the market in Togo as well.”

According to him, some members of the union recently made great impact on a tour in Malawi and South Africa.