Okyeame Kwame, a well-known Ghanaian Highlife musician, has replied to the criticism he received on social media for his “Fix yourself” tweet from September 26.
In a tweet, he responded to a question posed by media personality Naa Ashorkor about who could fix the nation.
Okyeame Kwame’s response read, “You Naa, you will fix the country. Starting with your health, then mindset, then your family, then your work. If we all start a small light in our little corners, Ghana will become bright. All the names you have mentioned can also light a small flame. However, Ghana cannot be fixed by one man. No messiah in politics.”
This tweet drew criticism from many individuals on social who found it insensitive and believed it downplayed the challenges faced by Ghanaians. Others likened his comments to the “Fix Yourself” campaign which was done in response to the “Fix the Country” movement in 2021.
However, on September 29, Okyeame Kwame took to Twitter again, indicating that he was not bothered by the insults directed at him. He expressed that insults only affect the recipient if they identify with the words or hold prejudices against the speaker. He stated that he remains unaffected by people’s opinions of him.
“The poison in insults is only hurtful to the host who identifies with the words as his reality and/or is prejudiced against the speaker of those words. I am free of people’s ideas of me,” he posted.
The poison in insults is only hurtful to the host who identifies with the words as his reality and/ or is prejudiced against the speaker of those words . I am free of peoples ideas of me . pic.twitter.com/C7cCXWIUfi
— ARTIVIST (@Okyeamekwame) September 28, 2023