(VIDEO): Artists’ ‘fan base’ ruining Ghana music industry- Kokoveli

Ghanaian Hip-Life great, Nathaniel Totimeh, known in showbiz as Kokoveli has attributed the lack of support for Ghana music to what he describes as ‘fans division’ by various artists in the music industry, Purefmonline.com reports.

In an exclusive interview on Kumasi-based Pure FM’s ‘Hammer Time’ entertainment program, the ‘zaaza’ hitmaker told host, Hammer Nti that in the early 2000’s, good music was celebrated and enjoyed by all in Ghana regardless of the artist responsible for the production but it isn’t so in contemporary times.

He indicated that the creation of the various fan base by the artists have led to a monopolization of the Ghanaian music industry by few of his colleagues, relegating good music to the background.

“Hammer, we are all saying Ghana has lost its glory days of being the music hub of West Africa but we have failed to avert our minds to the number one cause of this assertion. It is the creation of the fan base thing that has led to lack of collective support and a monopolization of the industry by some few musicians.

During our days, we had the likes of Samini, 4×4, Kokoveli, C-Zar, VIP, Akatakyie who were all celebrated by the masses and enjoyed their support. It didn’t matter, so far as your song was good, every Ghanaian will jam to it. Even most times, Hammer, Ghanaians knew a particular song but had no clue the name of the artist who sung it. Today what do we see?

Now fans celebrate particular artist. We have Sark nation, Bhim nation, Shatta Movement and others always criticizing and attacking each other rather than pushing the Ghana music brand. Music is meant to be enjoyed.”

“Nigeria believe in good music and that is why we have several artists coming out there. It is not about a fan base to them. It is about Nigerian music. If you like go on social media and attack a Nigerian artist and see the reaction that you would get. Same can’t be said of Ghana and that is why I find it sad when you travel outside and you don’t see any of our countrymen songs appear on top charts.

Ghana music should market Ghana like it was in our days and not any individual artist.” He stated on Pure FM.

Watch an excerpt of the interview below. Video Credit: ‘Hammer Time’ on YouTube.

Source: Purefmonline.com II 2022

Evans Osei-Bonsu

Evans is a radio producer @PureFM (95.7MHz) under the Angel Broadcasting Network (ABN Ghana), writer, student of Law and Politics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

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