Current government affirms that the contract is from the previous management
Angolan social media reacted with outrage to the news that the Ministry of Culture hired a production company worth 148 million kwanzas (about 240,000 US dollars) to record a commemorative anthem for the country's 45 years of independence.
Information on the contract was made public by Novo Jornal on August 14.
According to the publication, the contracted company, owned by the singer Big Nelo, was founded just three months before the creation of the Commission for the Organization of the festivities for the two 45 years of independence, which are commemorated on November 11.
Big Nelo is one of the most famous musicians in Angola, he was part of the rap group SSP which was very successful in the 1990s.
The song, which features various Angolan artists, was released in June:
Many sectors of society reacted to the revelation of the contract's value, including cultural producers, journalists and opposition politicians.
Miguel Neto, presenter of Rádio Luanda Antena Comercial (LAC), took to his Facebook page to criticize the value of the contract:
Alert – PGR – Um inquérito!
HINO TWO 45 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE.
BIG NELO writes 14.3 milhões and pronounces 148.3 milhões de kwanzas. As this orçamento or EXECUTIVO it could help more than 17 thousand families at 8500 kz each.
Alert – Prosecutor's Office – Investigation!
HYMN FOR 45 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE.
BIG NELO writes 14.3 million (just over 23,000 US dollars) and announces 148.3 million kwanzas (about 240,000 US dollars). With that budget, the Executive could help more than 17 million families at 8,500 kwanza (just under 14,000 US dollars) each.
For his part, rapper Pick Ngudiakage, better known as Gangsta Pick, noted errors in the lyrics and composition of the music on Facebook:
Estive to ouvir attentively or perhaps two 45 years of Independence. That was what custou us coffers of money of the povo 148,000,000 of Kwanzas and I could conclude that the lyrics of the music show serious defects of writing and composition. (Despite the fact that there are few more or less stretches that have been built).
Um two major flaws in composition, so the lyrics catch on as speeches. Boa part two speeches of the same musical lyrics are speeches cheios of nothing, speeches worked in the most pure hypocrisia.
Note-I know clearly that composers do not know the semantics of the words they will use. Note-I know clearly that the composers of this music do not dominate syntax. Therefore, apart from semantic problems, the letter composition has syntactic problems.
In addition to the two problems mentioned, the composition presents a few defects of interpretation and harmonization between the speech and the practical actions of two interpreters, at most two cases.
I listened very attentively to the hymn two 45 anos da Independencia. That hymn that cost the people's money coffers 148,000,000 kwanzas (about 240,000 US dollars) and I was able to conclude that the lyrics of that music have serious writing and composition defects (although it has some more or less well built).
One of the biggest flaws in the composition of the lyrics is the speeches. A good part of the speeches of the musical lyrics are speeches full of nothing, they are speeches worked with the purest hypocrisy.
It is clear that the composers are unaware of the semantics of the words they used. It is clear that the composers of this music do not master the syntax. So, in addition to semantic problems, the composition of the letter has syntactic problems.
In addition to these two problems mentioned, the composition presents defects of interpretation and harmonization between the discourse and the practical actions of the interpreters, in most cases.
In video form, the Taliban actor criticized the state of Angolan culture, pointing out that the money would have been better distributed among other arts. The actor also maintains that the Ministry of Culture segregates cultural entrepreneurs, which chooses relatives for projects with public financing.
Rapper Flagelo Urbano used sarcasm to comment on the song:
O som de Akz 148,000,000.00 (Cento e Quarenta e Oito milhões de Kwanzas).
– Gravaram no Habbey Road studio, na England
– It was performed by the Berlim Philharmonic Orchestra
– Foi mixed hair Chris Lord-Alge
– O Video Clip foi feito pela Universal Picture and directed by Quincy Jones.
The sum of 148,000,000 (one hundred and forty-eight million kwanzas).
– Recorded at Habbey Road studio, England
– It was performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
– The mix was made by Chris Lord-Alge
– The video was made by Universal Pictures with the direction of Quincy Jones.
What a work!
A few days after the controversy, the Ministry of Culture clarified to the public:
The processes of public contracting are constituted by various peças, ou seja, various documents that support all the acts that are practiced attached to escort of the winner. It is natural that there may be, in some cases, errors, contradictions, inaccuracies or lapses that must be corrected.
It is perfectly natural that, upon execution of the contract, it is possible to correct any inaccuracies in the contracting phase.
When we check this Ministry or contract has been concluded. It is also important to mention that – given a symbolic dimension of the data in itself – there is an alteration in the programmatic agenda of commemorations two 45 years from the independence of the country, which obliges to redefine the way that it was initially elaborated, discussed and decided on as well. nthis contract is special.
Public procurement processes are made up of various parts, that is, several documents that support all the acts that are carried out until the winner is chosen. It is natural that there may, in some cases, be errors, contradictions, inaccuracies and gaps that must and will be corrected.
It is perfectly natural that, in the execution of the contract, possible inaccuracies in the contracting phase can be corrected.
When we came to this ministry, the contract had already been concluded. It is also important to note that – given the symbolic dimension of the data themselves – there was a change in the programmatic agenda of the commemorations of the 45 years of the country's independence, which forced the redefinition of much of what was initially elaborated , discussed and decided on this particular contract.