Artiste(s) in Ghana for a very long time have complained about how revenue streams in their craft keeps dwindling. Highlife musician, Kumi Guitar has again called on the powers that be to help change the poor revenue narratives in the entertainment industry.
Kumi Guitar noted that artistes keep dying poor and this is serving as a disincentive to continue the craft. He added that he does not remember the last time he rehearsed with his guitar and band because the feeling to do so is gone. “I have family and kids and need to survive”.
The “A have a dream” composer continued that most musicians travel out and don’t return. He cited examples of Flowking Stone and Praye Eugene leaving the shores of the country with their talents refusing to come back. He noted “We are wasting a lot of talents. No musician should be or die poor”.
He complained about how some actors and actress take as low as 100 cedis for roles in movies they play. He bemoaned the sad remunerations system in the country’s entertainment industry calling on individuals, neighboring countries and music lovers to stop playing music for free.
Kumi Guitar disclosed this when he took his turn as a panelist on Happy Fm entertainment show with Dr. Cann on the discussion about how legendary musicians could have their music history documented. The show was also to eulogize the legendary Nana Ampadu who died Tuesday, 28 September 2021.