Entertainment of 2014-02-09

Musicians in Ghana are not poor - Sidney

Controversial hiplife artiste Barima Sidney we should laugh at anybody who says Ghanaian artistes are poor. According to him, musicians in Ghana are not poor as people think.

The ‘Donkomi’ musician according to Daily Guide noted that Ghanaian musicians invest in many projects which are not made public.

Ghana’s most controversial hiplife artiste, Barima Sidney, who always makes an impression with the kind of musical works he produces, yesterday denied reports that Ghanaian hiplife artistes are poor.

He disclosed that though they are doing music as a professional business, most of them have made it to the extent that some even run other businesses.

Sidney noted that although people looked down upon Ghanaian artistes, he believed he and his colleagues were doing very well on the music scene in Ghana.

He insisted that the hiplife artistes in Ghana are making a lot of money because their songs are recognized in Ghana and beyond.

“Some of my colleagues are into other business such as importation of musical equipment, event management and production among others.

“Apart from music I am also into events management. I also do a lot of commercial for companies to support my music business. Ghanaian artistes are not poor as being speculated,” he said.

He claimed that a number of the artistes have acquired a great deal of wealth through music and their popularity has also attracted a large number of event organizers who put down a ton of cash to invite them to grace their occasions.

Some of them, he said, have also secured endorsement deals from a number of companies in and outside the country and have made a lot of money for themselves.

He stressed that although those who started hiplife music over a decade ago did not make enough money for themselves, today those in the music industry have made a lot of money.

Source: Berry Brown
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