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Popular Ghanaian High Life musician, Julius Kojo Antwi has made a shocking revelation that he has never taken any alcoholic drink throughout his life and will never do, just like politics, per his principles of life.

Kojo Antwi, as he is is popularly known across the world, would have been perceived by many as someone who would easily take in alcohol like some of his peers in musical circles do openly, but in an interview on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show on Thursday, he did not mince words on telling the world he does not take alcohol.

                                                       Kojo Antwi 

 “It is not just political endorsement. As a brand, I also refuse to endorse  alcohol…it’s a principle I have to live by”, he told Nhyira Addo the host when he asked if the the highlife icon endorses any political party.

 He also revealed that at the peak of campaigning, a political party approached him with a huge  money to endorse them, but he refused to accept the offer one may term as lucrative. He declined to give the details though.

However, he said he did not see anything wrong with musicians getting closer to politics, especially with an artiste getting paid to perform on a political platform.

     President John Mahama (Left) and Kojo Antwi (Right) when he paid him a courtesy visit before the elections.

Prior to the December presidential elections this year, many musicians were torn apart to endorse one political party or the other. the parties that benefited from the mass endorsement were the new Patriotic party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).   Hiplife musician Nana Akua Amoah (Mzbel) and Charles Kojo Fosu (Daddy Lumba) had endorsed the NDC and the NPP respectively. They had said their support was not influenced by money, but was genuine.

          Kwabena Kwabena endorsed the NPP before 2016 elections.


  In the midst of the mass endorsement, Kojo said, the celebrities like John Dumelo, Mzbel, Agya Koo, A-Plus, and others who openly endorsed the two main political parties could have used the opportunity to highlight the challenges facing the industry for future panacea, "but instead, I think it was more for people getting money into their individual pockets, I don’t fault anyone but for me, I believe such a move will hurt my brand,” he maintained.

Story by Emmanuel Henryson  Okrah/

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