Veteran musician, Rex Omar has kicked against any attempt to censor songs in Ghana.
According to him, any attempt to check and control the lyrics of songs in the name of curbing profanity will kill creativity.
Contributing to the issue of profanity on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM with Andy Dosty, the â€˜Abibaâ€™ hitmaker said he had always held a different opinion whenever people talk about such things.
â€œWhat is profanityâ€ he quizzed and noted that songs that people perceive to be profane are songs about life and things that are happening in society.
â€œSocial songs are social songs, political songs are political songs, lifestyle songs are lifestyle songs,â€ so, â€œsensual songs are sensual songs,â€ Rex Omar stressed.
He noted that people are sometimes â€œjudgmentalâ€ forgetting that things are not like they were 30 years ago. â€œThe kids are more experienced,â€ the musician said.
Rex Omar noted attractions between male and female are natural and therefore, â€œletâ€™s not use profanity for a song,â€ because â€œit is not right.â€
The veteran musician, who doubles as the Chairman of the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO), kicked against any attempt to implement a censorship policy.
According to him, â€œcreativity is a thing of the minds so you cannot sensor the creativity of the mind.â€
The GHAMRO Chair citied for example that, when he listens to A.B. Crentsilâ€™s â€˜Mosesâ€™, which at a point was banned because of its alleged profanity, he listens to the creativity of the song while someone else will see the song from a different perspective.
Rex Omar, buttressing his point, explained that, to some people, some words in songs are classy while others will see those same words are â€œdistastefulâ€.
â€œWe donâ€™t have any [Censorship] Board like that and we donâ€™t need any board like thatâ€¦it kills creativityâ€¦censorship will stifle creativity,â€ he said.
The veteran musician stressed that controlling musiciansâ€™ lyrics or content will even infringe on their rights.