Celebrated Ghanaian rapper, Okyeame Kwame says although the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the Ghanaian event and music scene, it has not stopped musicians from churning out great music and putting in the work to be recognized.
“I think it has been an exciting year for the music industry in general. I think it has also been very exciting. A lot of artistes have done well and have made great videos to complement their music. The sonic experience of music created in Ghana is also improving,” he stated.
According to him, Ghanaian rappers and singers have produced amazing songs with artistes showing more support for each other. “The people who are singing like Kuami Eugene, KiDi, King Promise Abochi are singing amazing songs, beautiful melodies and I like that. The rappers are also doing amazing. The collaborations are amazing and I also see a lot more support for each other in our industry with artistes tweeting for others, and coming together on Twitter to fight for one cause.”
With this level of morale being displayed by Ghanaian musicians, he admits they have garnered global attention with music lovers wanting to “hear more Ghanaian music. But the downside here is that the negative effects of COVID-19 is still hovering over our heads.”
As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic still persists, event organizers are still unsure of organizing events, and this has affected the income of artistes with some also losing brand ambassadorial deals.
“I think that the general financial position of our industry has been low, but the morale of the artistes is flying high and everybody is doing well. So this is my general overview of how the year has been,” Okyeame Kwame submitted in a twitter space discussion organized by YFM on the theme; ‘How Ghanaian talents can win during Christmas.