Ghanaian Highlife Musician Ofori Amponsah has advised fellow musicians to snub awards schemes that do not come with cash but just plaques.
Speaking in an interview with Fiifi Pratt on Afro Joint on Kingdom Plus 101.9FM, the award-winning musician disclosed that, musicians are the reason why award organizers gain money from sponsorship.
According to him, Awards does not bring money to him and this has made many artistes in Ghana bankrupt.
He further mentioned that if there is nothing profitable than just a plaque, there is a need for artistes to attend award shows.
“For me if someone calls me for an award and he/she does not give me money I won’t go. If they won’t give me anything valuable I won’t go. I have past receiving plaques. I have decided and I’m calling on all my colleagues to do same or else they are the same people who will laugh at us in future. It’s because of the musicians that the people come to fill the venue. It’s because of the musician that the sponsorship comes through. If there is a program and they can give out a house as the price, then why can’t they do the same for artistes?” he said.
He indicated that he nearly quit music because of the lyrical content of some of the Musicians.
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By: Christopher A. Ranson/ Virgin Blogger/ www.kingdomfmonline.com