We Don’t Have A Genre As Ghanaians – Trigmatic Laments

Rapper Trigmatic has revealed to Nana Osei-Kesse host of Music Plus which is aired on Kessben tv that the Ghana music industry has no genre to boast of.

“My fear, however, is that this current industry will not repeat what has already happened. For instance, we don’t have to wait for an artist like Wayala to be celebrated outside the country before we accept her, she’s a big commodity, as at last year, she had a lineup of events, 99 shows as I counted on her page no Ghanaian artiste has that number of shows a year”

“I am doing a song with her, but I have to wait until April when she comes on a quick break before she records her part…. If the market will open up to everybody, everybody will have something for themselves. Though I don’t fear, the future is not bright but for me, my fear is that we will end another generation and would have to start another one again which is all that we have been doing over the years. We buried highlife and then another genre started and we buried it, Azonto came and we buried it and we keep doing that so we never have a genre as Ghanaians.” He bemoaned.

The ‘My Life’ hitmaker, further advised Ghanaian musicians who have talent in other genres to spring up in spite of the fear the industry puts in them just as he did.

“But for some of us, the likes of Kwesi Arthur and co. wouldn’t have been accepted in the country, because when I released ‘who knows tomorrow’ or ‘my life’ as a song, people didn’t think English rap had a change in the country. I didn’t stop at that I even came with some pidgin even though it had been done by NFL and co. we were doing hardcore hip hop but it was commercial, we put in some Twi, Ga, and other languages, and it was after my song that D Black released a song with Kwabena Kwabena it opened the door for other people to follow and it’s been evolving”

Trigmatic is currently working on his 4th studio album but he is in Kumasi for his “My Life Concert” which is scheduled for Friday, March 22 at the Ol Lady’s Sports Bar & Lounge.

Kessbenfm.com/Derrick Ofori