Hip life musician, Tic Tac, is not happy about how Ghanaian music fans neglect artistes when new ones emerge.
In an exclusive interview with Kwame Dadzie on ‘Celebrity Radar’ on Citi FM, Tic Tac said Ghanaians have not been fair to him in his career.
“Nigeria will always have 2face, respect D’banj, Toni Tetuila and all these guys, and they always give them shows so they always release new music and they are happy to show the way,” he said.
“But we are killing our stars. Once our musicians are growing to become superstars, we cripple them with lies, disrespect here and there and they are left stranded. I thank God for my life, I think Ghanaians have let me down but it’s not late; we still have more to do,” Tic Tac stated.He also added his voice to the recent fight by some Ghanaian musicians led by dance hall artiste Shatta Wale, to reduce Nigerian influence on the Ghanaian music market and rather make Ghanaian music more visible in Nigeria.
According to Tic Tac, it takes more than insults to penetrate the Nigerian market.
“Being the first Ghanaian hip life artiste to have broken into the Naija market, I thought it was necessary for people to have asked me how I was able to penetrate the Nigerian market. But all they do is to insult me. I think Ghanaian musicians need to come together, work hard and we can get there,” he added.
Born Nana Kwaku Duah, Tic Tic gained huge prominence in the early 2000’s when he did collaborations with Nigerian acts like Tony Tetuila when they did the song ‘Fefe Na’ fe.’
Tic Tac, who is well known for songs like ‘Philomina,’ ‘Shordys,’ ‘Kwani Kwani,’ ‘Serwaa Akoto,’ is out with a new song that features Nero X. It is titled ‘Pray.’
Source: the herald