One of Ghana’s Highlife veteran Rex Omar has revealed the about 90% percent of Ghanaian musicians are broke and just being over-hyped.
The musician who was interviewed on Cape 93.3 FM by MC Bebe asserted that the current crop of musicians are just living a lie life in order to look good in the eyes of the public but in reality, they have no money.
According to him, he’ll never allow his children to do music for a living in Ghana as creative arts in this country doesn’t pay. As a result, he advised musicians especially the up and coming ones not to rely solely on the proceeds they make from their music but venture into other business activities to keep them going.
“Once you are an up and coming, be sure you don’t throw your education away. Try to be sure that as you’re pursuing your music career, you do something that will put food on your table. Until you start earning a serious income from music, do something to support yourself. For it’s very dangerous today here in Ghana for a young person to start and say pursuing music as a full-time job”, Rex Omar cautioned.
Rex Omar whose real name is Rex Omari Sarfo is currently the chairman of the Ghana Music Rights Association (GHAMRO) whose duty is to make sure musicians benefit from their works.
Source : Ghpage.com