The Gem Of Brong Ahafo Showbiz In The Music Industry

Names like C.S.T Amankwaa, Nana Tabi, S. P Kofi Sarpong, Joyce Blessing, Grace Ashley, Guru, Ebony,KwmeNana Kooko, King Tee and the latest Freda Rhymz beat drums in our ears when it comes to mainstream music in the country.

Likewise Omanhene Kwabena Asante, Kofi Adoma Nwanwani, Kwaku Owusu Adjei, Kofi Oppong Asamoah, Kwasi Debrah, MC Bobby, Elton John Brobbey, Lantam Papanko, Kuuku Alban, Emmanuel Quarshie, and their likes are also familiar voices in airwaves predominantly buzzing louder in the National Capital,.

Cecilia Gyase Konama (Abena Ghana) and Peter Mensah of Spartacus fame grace our silver screens with their stunning appearance and voices.

Kevin-Prince Boateng, Asamoah Gyan, James Kwasi Appiah, Afriyie Aquah, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, John Paintsil, possess finesse and panache to mesmerize us on the field of football.

These three categories of people mentioned above are either indigenes of Brong Ahafo or had their talents nurtured in the region.

Hmm! Why then are sprouting and Fledgeling talents in their fields struggling like rats being fumed with burning pepper in their holes in their quest to explode???

In music, acts like Cafi Doma, Fali Finest, P-Yung, Akos Botwe, Mr. Awesome, Imrana, Dare Ma me Beat, K’Swagg, Kelz, Chinngy Lo, Jay Kaps, Kay El, C Fresh, Candox Jay, WateWate, Kawundex, Qwasi Qorang, OBJ, Ajoa, Fay Papabi, Bizzy Bone, Karl Louis et ainsi de suite find it difficult to gain the national attention for music awards nominations, nationwide airplay, collaboration with theirseniors in the game and a chance to be in company with fellow regional mate footballers in the diaspora, when they return on international break as the latter do with acts who ply their trade in Accra and the big cities.

Wolf Camp a Sunyani based Event and and promotion management company has expressed worry about this entertainment talent leaching

Role of the Artistes in the Region

Nana Kwaku Asare (Otumfuor) the president of the Wolf Camp is calling on artiste in the region to appreciate that the music industry in a business avenue that requires full concentration, right composition of lyrical dexterity, commitment, instrumentation recording and release in order to gain attention and support.

“Showbiz needs the necessary charisma of appearance and appealing composition to lure and command followership. The appropriate use of social media handles and public appearance should be the hallmark of up and coming artistes in order to stay relevant, that’s how a record label as well as private entrepreneurs can buy into your artistry” he noted.

Role of stakeholders

Michael Marcus Paapa Edwards (Papa Sunyani) the public relations officer of the camp, called on the industry players at the National level to shift attention to the region to fish out the talents, coach and motivate them to flourish. He soght to question the mandate of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MISIGHA) and the ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts in organizing symposiums and career enhancement.

 

workshops for these artistes to shape their attitude, aptitudes, love and scope about the entertainment industry, a path they have chosen.

Papa Sunyani again pleaded with the already divas and stars from the region as well as business moguls to honour the need to venture into artiste management and patronise the artistry composition of the local talents.

 

He also took a swipe at the morality of the artistes.

“I will admonish them to abstain from sexual promiscuity, drug addiction, cyber crime which tend to repel music lovers but should be constructively controversial to stay relevant in the game”

A gentle plea from the quarters of KkbPortal is that indigenes should support their own who take part in reality shows or probably let’s organise our own award scheme. To Freda Rhymz of MTN Hitmaker fame ..Saa Chick No, Congrats!! and to Adom of GMB fame, better luck next time!!!

Author: Kwasi Kumi Boadu

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