Most Ghanaian musicians have quit doing music and are into other ventures because according to them, music doesn’t pay regardless of the celebrity tag enjoyed by musicians. Czar, Mzbel, Eazzy, Tic Tac, et al. have all put that music career on hold and are now into other businesses. Tic Tac for instance is currently a pork seller.
Contrary to the above, Kojo Antwi, a veteran Highlife artiste, is of the view that there’s no job on this planet that pays more than music business. Kojo Antwi made this revelation in an interview on Accra-based Happy FM over weekend.
“There’s no better job in the world than doing music or being a musician.”
Explaining further, he said, “Doing music is the only job that makes you happy every day; you don’t have to wait for Friday before you say you are going to have fun.”
He also added that music is medicine and therapeutic. ‘There are sicknesses that only music can heal it. It depends on the kind of music you are listening to, you can be healed. Music is therapeutic.’
Well, the music business is all lucrative when you’re topping charts and enjoying the attention as a big artiste but the financial flow drops as soon as you don’t get much spotlight.
Source: GHBase•Com || By: Adu Sarpeah || Email: Sarpeah@ghbase.com