There are uncountable number of Ghanaians doing music but the reality is that less are well-known by music enthusiasts. Even Sarkodie’s recent “Biibi Ba” cypher registered more than 1,500 remixes by up and coming rappers. This should tell you how chocked the music industry is.
So, it’s not surprising that Tic (formerly Tic Tac) has expressed concern about the fact that Ghanaians give attention to a few of the uncountable musicians in the country. He described such situation as “one man chop” and that’s why a few artistes dominate the music space within a period of time.
Speaking to Citi TV‘s AJ Sarpong on Hall of Fame, the ‘Kwani Kwani’ singer intimated: “In Ghana when you do something and someone wants to promote it, hates sets it. Why? Even if the person will come spice the show-up, they won’t bring them because everybody wants to chop alone. That is the problem in our music industry. One man chop. Simple.”
He also expressed his displeasure about the fact that a few musicians are made to hijack the music scene.
“How can we have in a whole year, only three artistes doing shows when the whole nation has 100 artistes?” he asked. When asked if the few artistes being booked for shows are not just satisfying the demand and supply theory, he answered that “we create demand.”
Historically, Tic (formerly Tic Tac) started performing in 1997 with a group called ‘Naatty strangers’. He reached a wider audience when he was featured on Azigiza’s song ‘Woye Bia’, which was a hit in Ghana.
He did a lot of collaborations with Slim Buster and Daasebre Gyamena of blessed memory. In 1999 Tic released his debut solo album, ‘Philomina’, which helped him to register his name on the lips of many Ghanaians. But someway somehow, he lost focus and he’s currently counted among the low key rappers in the country who’re struggling to make a comeback.