Nana Kwaku Okyere Duah aka Tic (Tic Tac), a veteran Hiplife musician, who also owns a pork and Pizza business has expressed worry about the fact that Ghanaians seem to have forgotten all his achievements in the music industry.
According to him, in Ghana, when you become known as an artiste, you go through different stages of popularity and then you fade away like nothing ever happened.
“In Ghana, here once you make a hit you become a star, then a super star, a celebrity and then a legend. After that you drop just like that and then someone takes over.”
Tic expressed his displeasure about how some of his colleagues in the music fraternity have not taken up the mantle of portraying pure Ghanaian music.
In his words, “Sometimes I feel they forget the landmark achievements that I have achieved for our country. Sometimes I feel not just Ghanaians but the people in the profession themselves. Like us writers who are supposed to tell a story of what Ghanaian music is. I feel has let us down.”
Speaking at a press confab to officially announce his ‘IamTic Concert’ which is scheduled for December 21 at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra crooner was certain that after the concert, people will have a different perception about him.
Historically, Tic (formerly Tic Tac) started performing in 1997 with a group called ‘Naatty strangers’. He reached a wider audience when he was featured on Azigiza’s song ‘Woye Bia’, which was a hit in Ghana.
He did a lot of collaborations with Slim Buster and Daasebre Gyamena of blessed memory. In 1999 Tic released his debut solo album, ‘Philomina’, which helped him to register his name on the lips of many Ghanaians. But someway somehow, he lost focus and he’s currently counted among the low key rappers in the country who’re struggling to make a comeback