Twi Songs Easily Dominate The Market Compared To Ewe And Other Languages -Edem

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Ghanaian rapper  Edem has revealed that it is much easier for Twi songs to receive  attention in the media space than songs in other languages.

“I have a personal experience so I know what I am talking about. The likes of Fancy Gadam and Wiyaala are amazing talents but we hardly hear their songs on the radio because the language is not friendly,” he told Graphic Showbiz in a recent interview.

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According to Edem, it took the intervention of God for his song Toto to get airplay because the title and meant something vulgar in another language.

“I was told point blank by some stations that the song was profane which was not the case. It was the streets that made Toto a hit.

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“There are many talented artistes who rap in Ewe but the media is no giving them the needed attention because the language is unpopular,” he disclosed.

Edem further bemoaned that when it comes to best rappers in the industry, Tinny is his number one.

“Tinny is my all-time bestrapper. His rap in Ga is unique and no one has been able to beat to him on that. My other favourite rappers will be Okomfo Kwadee and Obrafour.” He stated.

Asked whether he wasn’t the best rapper, Edem said he was unique in his own way.

“I do not compete with other artistes, I just set my goals and accomplish them. When you try to compete with others, you might lose focus of your target”.

What do you make of Edem’s observations? Are Twi songs easily patronised compared to other local dialects?  We at GhBase.com would love to hear from you.

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1 COMMENT

  1. What he said is true, we need to understand stand that we’re one people in this country and the country is made up of different tribes or languages. Some people when they don’t understand your language then is trash to them, but for me when it comes to music I don’t believe language is barrier. Because I listen to all sort of music nor matter the language because sometimes is not just about you understanding the lyrics but the instrumentation, rhymes and the melodies makes one enjoy listening. At work any time someone is buying home theatre and I’m asked to connect my phone to test it for the customer, two or more people will be like ‘we don’t want your hometown music or don’t play us your hometown music’ just because they don’t understand Dagbani language. This sometimes makes me feel bad.

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