Samuel Ofori Amponsah, renowned Ghanaian highlife singer has stated that he regrets the musicians he introduced to the music business and it was a contributing factor that ended up ruining his career.
The songwriter, who is now a pastor, expressed guilt for penning songs for Kofi Bee and other artists, and then went on to work with them on his songs stating that they stole his spotlight.
“Those who came into my music life made me lose the fire to do it. They just killed my fire”, Ofori Amponsah told TV XYZ in an interview.
Ofori Amponsah added that performers like Kofi B, Kofi Nti, and Barosky had taken his place in the industry and were billing audiences for less money than he typically charged.
The talented singer-songwriter claims that, given a second opportunity, he would never write music for other people.
If he had the option to go back in time, he promised never to back another singer.
“A lot of things came along which make me regret investing in people. If I have the chance to reverse anything, I would choose not to invest in any musician”, he said.
“Apart from Samini who brought his own lyrics, most of the people I worked with, none of them brought his own lyrics. It’s my song then I will direct you to sing a particular portion”, he stressed.
Watch the interview below;