Female songstress, Ethel Eshun, known professionally as eShun, has disagreed with rapper Okyeame Kwame that making French our second official language is disrespectful to our pride and culture.
According to her, Okyeame Kwame’s call to rather use any of our local languages as a second official language is one borne out of ’emotions’ and nothing else.
Interacting with NY DJ on Ryse N Shyne show, eShun intimated that, the government must be applauded for plans to adopt French which is the official language of about 57 countries and spoken by over 220 million people worldwide as our second official language because the prospects far outweigh the few enumerated by people who have trashed the idea.
She said “When I heard it, I was excited. I was like this is something good we must be smiling about. I know that because when I went to Senegal, they were speaking French, Cote D’Ivoire speaks French, Burkina Faso speaks French. So many countries around us speak French. I think it’s a great way to go. it will boost our business with neigbouring countries.”
The “I Want” crooner stated that Okyeame Kwame goofed big time and she believes his calls for the use of one of the local languages is out of emotions and that he is not thinking of the future and perhaps he made this statement because he’s pushing the Made in Ghana agenda.
Okyeame Kwame, who’s a Made in Ghana Ambassador in a tweet described government’s intent to make French a second official language as “disrespectful to our pride and culture“.
But eShun disagrees and has said, “I love Okyeame Kwame but I think I will disagree with this one. Maybe he’s not thinking about the future. If we really want to look at a great way to promote Ghana, we should consider French… If he said this like 20 years ago, I would understand but for this age and where we are headed, I think this one, he goofed. Maybe he’s being too emotional about it. because he’s pushing the Made in Ghana agenda which we all are…”