Great Pikin: Don’t sideline young musicians
A fast trending hip pop/hip life artiste, Great Pikin (GP) has chided event organisers for sidelining the up and coming musicians.
According to him, most of the organisers do not sign uprising musicians to any bill, adding that “when one is even lucky for his name to appear on a show bill the organisers feel reluctant to pay”.
GP revealed this in an exclusive interview with Times Weekend in Accra on Tuesday.
The musician who has performed on various platforms observed that the industry disregarded young talents and switched all support to the famous ones.
He stressed the need for orgainisers to pay young artists, saying “we need funds to invest in our career.”
The ‘I’m in love’ hit maker in addition said most sound engineers offer less support to underground artist.
This he noted had discouraged most young talents as the engineers often focused on popular artistes, forgetting that “the stars were once underground artistes.”
Last week, the Labadi based rapper, GP released a latest track dubbed ‘Too Much’, an afro beat track which was produced by Fyber.
The song he said complimented women for being supportive with an advice to men to hold them in high esteem for greater successes in life.
Additionally, the talented singer released videos of his old banging tracks Obaagbala and Bossu and urged Ghanaians to download and subscribe to his channels: YouTube, Splittent.com, Ghlatest.com and Urbanrock.net.
To ensure fairness within the industry, he entreated DJs to put much effort in promoting the music of upcoming artistes.
Being in showbiz for five years, GP who is also known in real life as Ebenezer Anang Anum has thrilled fans with songs like Danger, Mi k3 bo, Pressure, Ma ka, Friday, Eefoh, and Shout.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE