More than a decade after losing his left arm, fast rising gospel singer, MP Nation, has opened up on how being a patriotic citizen ruined his life.
Giving an emotional account in a traumatic interview with Agyemang Prempeh on Power 97.9FM on Saturday, 18 July 2020, he disclosed how a hunter accidentally pulled the trigger, shooting him in the arm after partaking in the 6th March parade.
“People often, postulate I committed a crime, then, as a result, they cut off my arm. But to summarize the whole story, I hail from a town near Cape Coast — Kurado — on the Mankessim stretch. Someone died in that village. He was a hunter and just like when a commercial driver dies his colleagues display their skills on the road to pay their last respect to him — its rituals. They fired shots to demonstrate his [the hunter’s] work.
“It happened on the 6th March. After the match parade, school children were going to get food,” he said, adding, “As they were firing the shots and moving the casket around making noise, others were parading on the road leading to my house. Every child fears guns. I decided to move the other side with the kids.
“unluckily, the direction we chose someone was fixing his gun after it failed to shoot at the funeral grounds. He was drunk, so, when he tried to fix it, I don’t know what happened, I didn’t see someone was holding a gun, according to eyewitnesses, when he fired the shot it hit my left arm, leaving it hanging,” MP Nation recounted in the conversation monitored by mypowerfmonline.com.
Born Patrick Mensah, 27, divulged on the Power Entertainment show on Saturday evening, the appalling scene forced him to defecate on himself instantly, unconsciously.
He said, “I felt like dreaming, I didn’t want to believe it. I instantly eased, urinated on myself, I was about 12 – 15-year-old thereabouts”
Juxtaposing the pain he endured that moment to an inflated balloon deflating, the sensational praises and worship leader said, “I felt body weakness. A lot of blood was oozing out of my injured arm.”
The novel coronavirus disease which has caused global scourge has brought so many active engagements to a halt in various spheres of life
With teary eyes MP Nation who lost both parents during childhood disclosed he had to beg for survival following the imposition of movement restrictions on the nation and ban on public gatherings by the government to help curb the spread of the virus.
This, the budding gospel singer, explained that ministering at churches and getting paid for it was his only source of income, hence its closure due to Covid-19 had harsh consequences on him.
The former Dave Joy Productions signee, however, said he encouraged himself in his dire state singing worship songs
By: Bernard Ralph Adams/Mypowerfmonline.com/Ghana