Entertainment journalist and programme’s manager for urban lifestyle radio Hitz FM, Don Tsegah has advised upcoming musicians never to up in the music business because there is a chance for everyone to shine.
According to the “Useyweytin” host, the success of Kuami Eugene and Kidi in the music industry within a short time is a clear indication of hope for now emerging artists.
“Kuami Eugene, Kidi… they are seeing the ligh of day… they just came into the system relatively new and they are making it” he said on Daybreak Hitz last Friday.
Don also noted that even though the music industry in Ghana isn’t that robust, consistently churning out good songs with solid productions is a guarantee of success in the music game.
During the past few days the entertainment sector in Ghana has been set ablaze by comments made by Ghanaian musician now based in the UK Reggie Zippy. His post has sparked controversy with many calling him ungrateful to the profession that has fed him for years.
In his post, Reggie entreated upcoming musicians to find a better way of survival than doing music because doing full time music in Ghana doesn’t pay compared to elsewhere in the world.
Reacting to the brouhaha, Don Tsegah said “you don’t know who may become the next Stonebwoy, the next Shatta Wale, the next Sarkodie so if you put out such an advice it will deter them from pursuing thier God given talents…so that advice, to me is more detrimental to the development of the arts rather than encouraging anybody”.
The Don called on other stakeholders in the music industry to show more support for upcoming musicians because they form the framework for the Ghanaian music industry in the future.