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Rex Omar Reveals Why Afronita and Abigail Didn’t Win BGT

To prevent other Ghanaian acts from suffering the same fate on other global stages, Rex Omar stated that Ghana must invest in the creative economy by establishing similar platforms like "Ghana's Got Talent" to discover hidden talents in Ghana.

Legendary Ghanaian musician, Rex Omar, has shared a personal opinion on why Afronitaa and Abigail Dromo did not win the 2024 edition of Britain’s Got Talent (BGT).

According to him, the  Ghanaian dancers came in third place because the show was created solely to promote British acts to the rest of the world, rather than talents from other countries.

“Please know and understand that the show is called Britain’s Got Talent! The platform was created to unearth and to promote British talents to the globe and not Ghanaian talents,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

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To prevent other Ghanaian acts from suffering the same fate on other global stages, Rex Omar stated that Ghana must invest in the creative economy by establishing similar platforms like “Ghana’s Got Talent” to discover hidden talents in Ghana. The “Abiba” hitmaker said until “Ghana wakes up to  pay attention to the creative industry  which comprises of  music, fashion, film, architecture, crafts and other performing arts, we will always lag,”

He emphasised that promoting Ghanaian talents to achieve global recognition would put an end to the ongoing  “cultural warfare.”  He made it clear that Ghana will only catch up to other nations in the world of culture if it takes action to support its creative industry.

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Born Rex Owusu Marfo, Rex Omar is the head of the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO).  As a popular highlife musician in the 80s, some of his hit songs include “Obi Do Ba”, “Kokontey”, “Dangerous” and “Abiba”.

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