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LET’S TALK MUSIC, ARTISTES AND APPROVALS IN GHANA (Part One) By Akasi

LET’S TALK MUSIC, ARTISTES AND APPROVALS IN GHANA
(Part One)

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When I woke up at 2:48 a.m., I was surprised at the dream I had. I was so baffled that it took me more than an hour to go back to sleep. Annoyingly, our lights were turned off. I got up to check from my window if it was my electricity prepaid, it was another of those dumsor we’ve been experiencing particularly at my area, Sackey High Tension and its environs, the Golf city township, part of the Kpone Katamanso Constituency. At a point, I wondered why I was surprised, so I hissed at the whole situation and went back to lie on my comfortable bed. Then a thought crossed my mind.
Let me go straight to my mind boggling issue now peeps.
Has it ever crossed anybody’s mind, considering MUSIC in Ghana, MUSICians in Ghana and/or Artistes in Ghana? Well, don’t get me wrong but I’m thinking of ‘EQUALITY IN MUSIC TALENT’. I say this without prejudice, that some people are being left out, being ignored whatsoever. I mean not to raise anybody’s temper but there is a big BIASness in this Ghana Music Industry. Reasons to me is that;
1. Award winning has been a particularly biased thing
2. Promotion of Artistes has also been particularly biased and
3. There is this sense of nepotism… (‘nhwehw3 animu’) in Ghanaian music.
I know I will get a lot of unhappy comments, insults and what-nots, I also know that nepotism is all round, but if there is any honesty in this world, you all will know that I say nothing but the truth. Let’s all search ourselves and talk honesty and truth for once, life is short and time no dey. Let’s give all a chance to shine for we don’t know what tomorrow brings.

Story by Pamela Akasi Nyarko

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