Ghanaian High-life and Afrobeat singer-songwriter, Kwami Eugene has explained why Nigerians don’t play Ghanaian music during their shows.
According to him, he heard a Nigerian DJ played one Ghanaian song when he went on a visit and the song was played at dawn, adding that they revealed that there are many artists in Nigeria.
“I was in Nigeria and we were asking some friends why they don’t play Ghanaian songs, and he was like ‘Charley, we are many ooo’. Before they will finish playing theirs, then their time will be up,” Kwami Eugene said.
He further stated that Nigerians don’t have enough space to be able to play Ghanaian songs due to the huge population of artists in the Nigerian music industry.
“And it’s not like we live in a country where we drop one song at a time. More people are releasing songs, but our system is one person at a time., where there can be more room for everybody to shine,” he said.
Kwami Eugene revealed that it is very sad when it comes to the ladies who make music in Ghana because five ladies can’t be seen making waves at a time.
“You can see only one for a very long time. Then you will see another lady crawling and we will have some small space for her then she will be there for some time before you see another lady crawling. But we have female artists putting music together in this country. But they will tell you the guys are not even finding it easy,” he revealed.
The highlife artist revealed that he wished the case wouldn’t be like only the guys will be making waves more than the ladies but everyone should be pushed and given space once the song is nice.
“But we spend our Twitter attacking each other more than spreading good news about each other,” he said.
Encouraging Secular Musicians To Write Songs For Gospel Musicians
Award-winning musician, Kuami Eugene, urged Christians to allow other secular artists to write songs for gospel musicians.
He revealed that Christians who chastize secular artists like himself who write songs for gospel artists are being unfair and are going against what the Bible instructs.
According to him, his songwriting skills were given to him by God and, unfortunately, he gets some level of criticism for using his God-given talent to help other gospel musicians. “I think it is a mistake when people complain that this talent that was given to me by God is used to serve God only because I am a secular artiste,” he said.
Kuami Eugene is of the view that given the quest for the Church to win more souls, secular artists who are blessed with very good songwriting skills should be encouraged to write more gospel songs.
“I think Christians should embark on a project to make artists like Kwabena Kwabena and Akwaboah write more gospel songs for our people. Maybe it will compel them to come out with a Gospel album,” he suggested.
The Lynx Entertainment signee further added that if Christians continue to criticize secular artists, for writing songs for gospel musicians, it goes contrary to the concept of evangelism.
Kuami Eugene who is currently promoting his latest album ‘Love and Chaos’ recently opened up about his massive involvement in the creative process of Joyce Blessing’s latest single, ‘Victory’.
The musician came under some criticism from some gospel-biased individuals on social media. Many of them complained about such songs lacking spirituality.
However, other gospel musicians like Cwesi Oteng and Scott Evans believe it should not be a problem.
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