Ghanaian Award winning rapper and singer, Edem has voiced out his feelings over the terrible framework and structure of the Ghana Music industry.
In series of tweets, the ‘Toto‘ hitmaker declared that Ghanaian musicians are broke and hungry. He cried over how majority of artists have not gotten a penny from royalties over the years.
Edem disclosed that artists in Ghana are poor due to the bad system, though some are forced to pose like rich individuals.
He additionally called on his colleague musicians, stakeholders and the government to wake up and set things up.
He wrote, “How can @Sarkodie span ten years in showbiz and not makeup to 20k ghana in those ten years from royalties..What do u want the artiste to live behind for their loved ones…”
“How can @shattawalegh release over 300 songs and not get a penny from it for its usage.”
“If artiste eat,Producers,Djays,bloggers,and all stakeholders would eat…But we are all hungry and we go shadda every day for the fam whiles we work and our work ourselves.”
“I am a hungry artiste because My country doesn’t take care of me..I can be buying sneakers if my fans join me on the mission of truth.”
“EVERY ARTISTE IN GHANA IS HUNGRY.SOME MIGHT JUST NOT SAY IT….LETS ALL DO SO THE WORLD KNOWS HOW OUR SYSTEM BE YAWA ABD IN THIS CORONA TIMES ARTISTES ARE SUFFERING.”
“I don’t plan on dying from the hunger we all face in the industry and I don’t want ppl after me to suffer either..So I am telling all you my fans that the nokofio “ would have flowed more if I wasn’t hungry.”
“My fans …And colleagues make we stop pose nice like everything be ok…If not we would meet the same fate ..Let me ask how much has Castro made since he vanished..What if his children are here and need to eat.”
“To know your future look at your past..Why Eib for donate money to Artiste,why every old Artiste go come radio to beg..We all for stop pose like everything be alright when we Dey hungry Cos the system doesn’t give us a future.”
“The corona season has shown how our systems and structures have left artiste and musicians in the cold…We work so hard and pose but every single Artiste is “hungry” How do we get paid ..We all Dey hung ..”
— Goget’em (@iamedem) May 17, 2020