Reggie Rockstone, Ghanaian legendary rapper, claims that the Afua Sutherland Children’s Park in Accra has been sold or is being sold to a private developer.
According to Reggie, Esi Sutherland-Addy, a daughter of the renowned writer for whom the park is named, contacted him to join a fundraising effort for the park’s repair, which had been left in ruins for years.
Reggie Rockstone and his wife, Zilla Limman, went to the Afia Sutherland Park to film an endorsement video as part of their efforts.
However, when Rockstone and his wife arrived at the park, they were met by a gang of aggressive guys claiming to be security guards at the abandoned children’s park.
The ostensible security officers stopped the pair from filming in the park and took Zilla’s phone, which she was using to record the ensuing conflict.
Reggie Rockstone has described the situation in which the men approached him and his wife and sought to take away her phone as a “attack.”
“Some opportunists are attempting to purchase the home. The rapper is described by Pulse as saying, “And reports here suggest the property has already been bought, so these people are behaving like land guards.”
Throughout the footage of the couple’s meeting with the ostensibly security officials, the men fail to properly identify themselves and ignore multiple requests to display their identification cards.
Reggie claims that the so-called security officers have been stopping people from shooting the park for a long time and have been confrontational with anyone who want to enter.
“My wife has taken the matter quite seriously.” Can you imagine what they would have done to her if she had been left alone?” Reggie questioned the men’s behavior against his wife.
The Afua Sutherland Children’s Park, in the middle of Accra, used to be one of the country’s most fun-filled destinations.
The now-decrepit children’s park played an important role in the socialization of most Ghanaians, from regular workday programs to weekend recreational activities.
Reggie Rockstone stated of his time at the park, “I have performed at that park.” That park hosted some of the largest hip-hop concerts. The house was well-furnished when I was a kid.”
“The place is full of junkies and it’s screwed up,” the man credited with creating rap music in Ghana remarked of what had previously been a vibrant park. Furthermore, it appears like they are attempting to sell it, or that it has already been sold. Ghanaians must be extremely watchful.”