A renowned gospel artist and former President of the Musicians Association of Ghana (MUSIGA), Diana Hopeson, has stated that her dream to become a professional in the field of music, great mentorship, good planning, and challenging herself to do well is what made her successful in the business.
“I started as a treasurer in Accra before I became a second vice. I understudied the leaders and the way they went about their work. Just as people had their circular professions, I was a woman of God, a Christian, and at the same time a singer. I told myself that if it was a profession that God has called me to do, I should be able to put my shoulders to the wheel, do it and become successful. This was what motivated me to join the MUSIGA” she noted.
In an exclusive interview with Original TV, the legendary gospel artiste said she learned from senior colleagues in the field admitting that it has never been an ambition to become the President of the Musicians Association of Ghana stating the task was a challenging one.
“I learned from the elders in leadership and followed their footsteps. So when it was time to become the head, it had never been my dream to be the President of MUSIGA. It involves a lot of work. I was at church when I received inspiration from God to take up the appointment” she said on Adwene Pa on Friday, June 18, 2021.
Mrs. Hopeson explained that she accepted the mantle from her predecessor, Alhaji Sidiku Buari, after probing if she was interested in the position.
“In one week, I had the urge to take up the role. I told him I will take up the offer because God called me, I put in all the effort” she said.
The legendary artiste noted that she had a four-year target on what she wanted to achieve for the association, stressing that she had a plan for the first, second, third, and fourth years in that order.
“I started planning for the next four years what I had wanted to achieve. First, the second year, and so on. It was difficult but God was on my side. I learned project proposals a bit. I say to the glory of God that all the proposals I wrote during my days as MUSIGA President received endorsement” she added.
The gospel star indicated that her dreams for the association were fulfilled emphasizing, “We learned a lot because we singers see things in pictures. Literal issues do worry us and we were left behind because of the things we did not know. By God’s Grace, we handled a lot of trending issues if you look at my report: To get an institution that will help our music school to develop rehearsal studios that makes a good rehearsal” she concluded.
Formerly known as Diana Akiwumi, Diana Hopeson served as the president of the Musicians Union of Ghana after her predecessor Alhaji Sidiku Buari. She left to be trained in Events Management for three months in Hawaii, after leaving MUSIGA.
Her contributions to the Ghanaian Art industry won her a National Honors Award, which was presented to her by former president John Agyekum Kufuor in 2007. In March 2021, she was among the Top 30 Most Influential Women in Music by the 3Music Awards Women’s Brunch. She was also a GHAMRO board member and also the Chairperson of the Interim Management Board of the Copyright Society of Ghana.
By: Ernest Tetteh Kabu | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana