This is one of those bitter truths and EL has just stated the obvious in an interview on 3 Music on Tv3. Elom Adablah posited that, Nigerian music is making more strides in the world than any other African country’s music.
Speaking to Chris Kata and Official Kwame on the new tv show, EL stressed on the low patronage for Ghanaian music and it’s inability to penetrate to other countries.
According to him, most, if not all of the afro-beat songs played outside the shores of Ghana are Nigerian songs.
“I think the Nigerians are still kicking our ass and there is so much room for improvement. When you go to a show and you hear an afro beat song, 10% is Ghanaian while 90% is Nigerian.
“It hurts but I think there is so much room for improvement… Ghanaians need to support each other when it comes to their music.’’ He added.
The BBnZ Live artiste who doubles as a record producer and sound engineer has three albums till date.
He has worked with Award winning Lauryn Hill, Sarkodie and Reggie Rockstone as well as Asem, Ayigbe Edem, Kojo Cue and C-real.
In fulfilment of his life-long goals, E.L aspires to establish a brand on the international stage and ultimately inspire a younger generation of upcoming artists.
“I hope to have established myself fully as an international act in about 3…4…5 years from now. That’s what I’m working on.
“I also hope to give upcoming artiste a chance to have that platform that I have been given to perform on,” E L said on 3 Music Flava on Tv3 Ghana.
Portions of text culled from Kasapafmonline.com