Ghanaian rapper, singer, songwriter and radio personality, Enoch Nana Yaw Oduro-Agyei known in showbiz as Trigmatic has lamented that the Ghanaian music industry has turned a death ear to good music produced in Ghana.
According to him, industry players prefer promoting one kind of genre even at the expense of the many genres the country can boost of.
“It’s not really the ‘ear’ like the physical ear, but is a music term. Sound has the ability to be adopted, for instance, every day you listen to a particular song and before you realize you become a part of the song, and as time goes on you start looking for other sounds that looks like that particular song and that is what am talking about”
“When the media picks one kind of music or one kind of genre, they play it for a very long time, so the audience is fed with that particular sound, so even when another person brings in another sound it sounds like though that sound is not pleasing to the ear because it doesn’t sound like the other songs form the other artiste”
‘Wo sika nti’ hitmaker explained that, the market is not open for artiste that turns to do different genres because of the repetitiveness of one genre in the industry.
“Artiste like Akwaboah Jr, myself and other artistes, they turn to always be at the back, though they do timeless songs but it takes a very long time before it emanates, we have our own fans who love us for the music that we do, the market is not too open for artiste like us, the people are stacked with one kind of sound/genre and when that fades away then we look for another one”
“There was a time that there was highlife, it passed, and it came a time we had hiplife and it also passed, and now Dancehall and Afropop, we don’t have a market that has ears for little of everything.” He said.
Speaking in an interview with Nana Osei-Kesse (Mr Bonez) on music plus aired on Kessben tv, the 2011 Best Rapper of the Year further bemoaned that the Ghanaian music industry “Wants all their artiste to stick to one type of genre they don’t open up to them to get diverse genres they want them to do what every artiste is doing but opens up to different genres from other countries”
“I know there will come a time where we will all be accepted, I am sure by then some of us would have been old, because a few years ago, Amakye Dede was very active yet was not given the necessary millage he has been given now. I am sure he is one of the most sorts after highlife musicians in Ghana now.”
By: Kessbenfm.com/Derrick Ofori