Controversial hip life musician, Mzbel, has described President John Mahama as a “candle in the wind”.

A few minutes after President Mahama delivered his final State of the Nation Address, the “16 years” hit maker who played a vital role on Mahama’s campaign trail took to social media to share a tearful open letter to the outgoing president.

She also described the president as an accomplished man, her role model and hero, adding that she yearns for his presidency again.

Read the full letter below.


“It seems to me, you lived your life like a candle in the wind never knowing who to cling to when the rain set in.

You had the grace to hold yourself in these painful moments whilst most grassroots, and those around you throughout the country crawled. Moments I can’t ever forget in my entire life.

You changed the pace and image of NDC politicking, your demeanor, language, humour.

You’re my model

You’re my hero

From Bole, you rose as teacher, Assembly man, MP, Deputy Minister, a Minister, Vice President and a President

An accomplished man on our land. In our contemporary politics, nobody had [chalked] that feet. To me there exist a certain STAR on your birth. I yearn for your Presidency again

Sir Piero”