Wikipedia defines “Adoption” as a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another, usually a child, from that person’s biological or legal parent or parents, and, in so doing, permanently transfers all right and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents.
Fast rising reggae/dancehall recording artist AK Songstress, signed to Paradise Entertainment, one of the top notch record labels in the history of showbiz in Ghana has decided to touch on a very isolated but sensitive and very important social issue in the country by creating an awareness about “Adoption” through music which she titles “A Call For Adoption”. The genre of the song is reggae and it’s slated to be released on Saturday 23rd January 2016.
AK Songstress last week made headlines with news that she was pregnant, which trended on all social media. She wants to put an end to stigmatization of barren women and also ignite hope to orphans in the various orphanage homes in the country (Ghana) and across the globe.
According to the Bass awards female vocalist of the year 2015, there are no lost children but rather lost families. She’s forced to diatribe the issue of adoption in the country. Why this? When issues relating to adoption surfaces, it’s an issue that’s mostly closemouthed or uncommunicative because it is believed to be an issue exclusively for the western world.
It’s about time Ghanaians sit up and rethink about the issues of “adoption” and deal with it harmoniously because the plight of the barren women and orphans is a big deal in Africa especially Ghana. There are millions of people in Ghana who can put smiles on the faces of orphans, street children, the less privileged, the poor, needy, etc, just to reduce crime cases like armed robbery, rape, murder, just to mention a few.
As AK Songstress is engrossing the issue of “adoption” the current president of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, was once an orphan, who was adopted by the former or Ex Gabonese President, Umar Bongo.
Finally, if a whole ruling president was discovered in an orphanage home in Gabon, do we have any idea how many presidents, lawyers, doctors, teachers, nurses, engineers, farmers, etc we are ignoring in our various orphanages? This is a big question for us as a nation.
AK Songstress is entreating those with the upper hands and also barren women to take a step in this direction by extending love and support to the innocent poor orphans. The paramount reason for the song “A Call For Adoption” is to end the stigmatization of barren women and give hope to the orphans.