Most Ghanaian artistes are damn broke in reality because they fall short in reference the business aspect of their chosen profession. Thus, they’ve failed to recognise why the game they’re in is otherwise known as shown business (showbiz).
As a result, the very few who are well abreast with the business aspect of the game (music business) are always smiling to the banks. In Ghana, Shatta Wale stands tall when making the list of musicians who really understand the business aspect of the profession under discussion.
So, it’s not surprising that Ghanaian music duo, R2Bess has in a recent interview revealed how their performance with Shatta Wale opened their eyes to to be business-minded musicians perhaps they were doing music for the fun of it.
They stated that their show with Shatta Wale (known as Bandana back in the days) awakened their minds to take the music business serious. Recounting incidents at the beginning of their music career revealed that they were paid 4 million old Ghana Cedis for them to perform their hit single “Yawa Girl” in Cape Coast.
“I remember our first show was at Cape Coast and it was with Shatta Wale but then he was called Bandana and we were paid 4 million Ghana cedis.” PaeDae told Joy FM.
“That’s when we realized we had to to take the music thing serious. “Yawa Girl” was hard but we decided to do more commercial songs.”