Entertainment of 2014-06-18

Stop complaining and work hard – Edem tells musicians

Ghanaian Musician, Dening Edem Hotor, popularly known as Edem, has stressed how tough it was as an Ewe rapper to break through the music scene which was mainly dominated by English, Twi and Ga artistes. ?

Edem disclosed on XFM’s WANABEE show with Thompson C.D Nortey that coming from a poor background and a relegated region, he decided to divert his course into music because that was his only choice to grab early success in life.

Responding to a question on the state of the Ghanaian music industry, the “Koene” hitmaker disclosed how disappointed he was and added that there has not been any improvement on issues of royalties and copyrights which are yet to be dealt with.

He therefore cautioned artistes to find other alternatives to make money instead of complaining all the time. Edem advised his fellow musicians to demand from promoters what they deserve.

The founder of “I am Edem foundation” said he decided to work mostly with Hammer because of his patience and the effort he puts into his projects comparing him to American Music Producer, Dr. Dre.

The award winning artiste advised underground artistes not to allow difficulties they encounter curtail their vision and ambitions.

He entreats the public to buy albums.

Source: XFM
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