Fancy Gadam’s ‘Total Cheat’ Securitized by GIJ Students


One of the hit songs of the 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Award’s (VGMA) New Artiste of the Year, Fancy Gadam, titled “Total Cheat” played a role in the second semester examination of the students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ).

The lyrics of the song, released last year, featuring talented rapper, Sarkodie, were examined and students asked to explain any three consequences of misogyny in rap music.

The subject is Media and Society Intro, one of the few subjects introduced not long ago.

The song, criticized by some as a direct insult to women, won ‘Song of the Year’ award at the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

This is the third time students including final years offering Journalism and also Public Relations (PR), had to answer questions on topical issues in this semester exams.

In the first week, Level 400 students were asked in the Globalization and Development paper, student were tasked to write positive effect of the “Black Panther” movie starred by an almost all black casts.

The same final year students answered a question on Moesha Bodoung’s interview with Delay and CNN’s Christiane Amanpour for the Gender and Development subject.

By Gifty Arthur/

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