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Ghanaians prefer to celebrate “foolish people” – Fritz Baffour

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Renowned Ghanaian actor, journalist, and former Information Minister Fritz Baffour has raised eyebrows with his recent statement claiming that Ghanaians have a tendency to celebrate foolish individuals rather than true icons.

This shocking revelation comes amidst preparations for the upcoming James Barnor 95 Festival, set to commemorate the 95th birthday of celebrated Ghanaian photographer James Barnor on June 6, 2024.

James Barnor, born in Ghana in 1929, is a pioneer in his field, capturing the essence of Ghanaian culture and history through his iconic photography. He established the famous Ever Young studio in Accra, capturing pivotal moments in Ghana’s history, including its independence. The James Barnor 95 Festival aims to honor his legacy and impact on the Ghanaian arts and cultural scene, showcasing his contributions to the nation.

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The festival, scheduled to include exhibitions, screenings, and concerts, was unveiled by James Barnor himself at a press soiree held at the Ghana Club in Accra on Friday, May 31. Among the esteemed guests in attendance was Fritz Baffour, who expressed disappointment in the lack of recognition for individuals like James Barnor.

In a candid interview with media outlets, Fritz Baffour lamented the misplaced priorities of Ghanaian society, stating, “We turn out to be more concerned about politics and other mundane matters than celebrating the good that we have… This is a great country… When you talk about Ghana you talk about the people… we talk about what we have, culture, our traditions that is Ghana, so when we have people who are highlighting that very powerful part of us we celebrate them.”

Baffour went on to criticize the public’s tendency to celebrate “fools” and individuals who have not achieved significant milestones, while neglecting true icons like James Barnor. He emphasized the importance of celebrating individuals who have dedicated their lives to positive contributions and urged Ghanaians to embrace a sense of national pride and unity.

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As preparations for the James Barnor 95 Festival continue, Baffour’s remarks serve as a poignant reminder of the importance of recognizing and honoring the accomplishments of Ghanaian icons like James Barnor.

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Dickson Ofori Siaw
Dickson Ofori Siawhttp://ighanaian.com/journalist/dickson
Dickson Ofori Siaw is an experienced Ghanaian journalist who has worked with credible news outlets, including Ghanafuo.com where he serves as the Head of Content and Editor-at-Large. He also serves as the Editor at iGhanaian.com
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