Nana Kwame Bediako, well known as Cheddar, believes that persons who have grown affluent as a consequence of holding government posts cannot claim to be successful.
He adds he is not proud of individuals who got their money through politics, and he does not want to be like others in the bracket.
Cheddar, speaking to the Daily Graphic in an interview, stated that his spirit is inspired by Kwame Nkrumah and other African leaders who prioritize improving their countries over making their bank accounts fat.
“There are Ghanaians that are doing well. The question is, are they doing well because they are entrepreneurs, or are they doing well because the government wants them to do well? If that is the case, we are not going to have the industrial leaders that we need, commercial leaders that we need, or political leaders that we need.
“We need stronger people who are self-made, not someone that has been built over state money. Stealing your own country’s money and calling yourself a successful person, I’m not proud of you and I’m not proud to be one of them and I don’t want to be, I’m not interested that’s why I keep telling you that my spirit is evolving around the likes of Kwame Nkrumah and those kind of leaders. It is not in our interest to use the state to make money for ourselves,”he said.