The truth is that majority of Ghanaian artistes not excluding our A-list artistes have been made to believe that collaborating with international acts have it takes to put a local artiste on the world map.
But from the look of things, Kuami Eugene doesn’t buy that populist idea. Thus, Kuami Eugene has rejected the assertion that local artists need international collaborations to attract global recognition.
During an interview with Y 107.9 FM’s Kojo Manuel, Kuami Eugene said “hitting the international market is not about featuring international artistes on your song. Perhaps you have seen Wizkid and Justin Bieber that’s why the perception is so”.
He continued that “but, CKay has been able to prove that you don’t need an international artiste. ‘Love Nwantiti’ featured me and Joe Boy, we didn’t have any international artiste, just three local boys in Africa and now the song is global and ranking on Billboard charts”.
For the purpose of clarity, Eugene Kwame Marfo, who goes by the stage name Kuami Eugene is a Ghanaian High-life and Afrobeat singer-songwriter. He is signed to Lynx Entertainment and is known for several songs, including “Angela”, “Wish Me Well”, “Ohemaa”, “Bunker” and many others.