The self-acclaimed originator of Hip-Life, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley in an interview with Berla Mundi of GhOne TV fame as monitored by Ghbase.com on July 5, 2017 lamented on the unwillingness of the contemporary artists to project our Ghanaian culture through music and some other stuff.
He goes on talk about a lot about some A-list artistes labeling them as not authentic because of replicating foreign music genres especially using dancehall genre to buttress his claim
However, award-winning Ghanaian record producer, rapper and sound engineer EL says he is seriously considering amassing wealth within the space of time in his music career than to venture into a genre that’s not lucrative.
Speaking to Berla Mundi on Rhythmz Live on July 19, 2017 ‘Koko’ hitmaker revealed that “ artiste who desire in promoting our Ghanaian cultural heritage through music is doing it and we must leave it to them but he’s doing music for money.
“We’ve artistes who’re promoting our culture through music like he’s (Gyedu-Blay Ambolley) saying and they’re authentic but that is not my motive in music. If Afro pop is worth paying, I’ve to jump on the genre” EL opined.
EL answering a question on GHAMRO royalties payment shockingly revealed he has never receive a pesewa from them. However, failure on the part of GHAMRO to disburse royalties to artistes seems not to be his headache.