Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall artist, Iwan has bemoaned the attitude of DJs in the country which to some extent, is killing the music industry and driving hard working artists like himself into oblivion.
According to him, most of these DJs demand various sums of money from them before playing their songs on radio whereas they play songs from foreigners, especially Nigerian songs for free.
He vented his spleen in a recent Facebook post:
“A Ghanaian Dj waiting for Payola to Play his Fellow Ghanaian Music but Play Popcaan, Movado, Vybz Kartel etc for Free .. Even do Free Mixtapes and Expensive Cover designs for this projects. After all this, they Come dissin GH Acts especially This Innocent Upcoming Acts who have no money to give them. I see So Many GH Dj’s Frustrated.. They expect to be Hailed and celebrated for playing Their Fellow Ghanaian songs, Which I see to be Lame.. if u don’t play Ghana music , which music would u Play.. Forget that Childish talks , say eeerr ‘if we help promote them and they reach somewhere then they forget Us’.. Which Jamaican or Nigerian Artists remembered you when they made their money .. Play Music because you are a Dj. And Good music is to be promoted no matter what. #CornerStone.”