Meek Mill criticized for filming at presidential palace in Ghana

The video was criticized online by West Africans, activists and government officials who called it “disrespectful” and a potential security risk.

MP and former Deputy Education Minister Sam Ablakwa took to Twitter: “How do these explicit words from the President’s lectern positively project Ghana? Is the seat of government in Ghana no longer a high security facility?

Ghanaian critics, led by renowned activist Julius Kwame, have criticized the presidential administration for being soft on foreigners. Since the incident, the president’s office has not released a statement regarding the situation.

Mill later took down the video and issued an apology on Twitter to Ghanaians along with the government.

A number of young Ghanaians have directed their anger online at the government over the rising unemployment rate and economic hardship that has suppressed their livelihoods.

Young people make up more than 50% of the country’s population. Despite government efforts to give Gen Z access to capital, training, technical skills and mentorship to enable self-employment and independence, most continue to struggle and seek easier alternative ways to to survive.

International influencers like Mill tend to resonate with young people hoping their dreams of success can come true.

During his visit, Meek took his love of cycling to the streets of Ghana to show the beauty of the country to the rest of the world. In his apology, he said, “In America, we didn’t know this existed. They don’t show Ghana much in our media! So I will take responsibility for my mistake! Not intentional.

The artist is expected to release his new music later this month.

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