Ghanaian Veteran Dancehall Artiste, Ras Kuuku has vividly spoken on how media houses push few musicians and ignore the works of others who are trying their best in the music industry.
According to the ‘One Africa’ hitmaker, he said media houses expect him to fight other A-level musicians before his works would be well known.
In an interview with Hitz Fm on Daybreak Hitz show, he said that “People want me to fight someone or create some mess. They ask why I am not in the news and why I don’t I throw jabs. But, I can’t do that, music is for soul so I cannot waste time fighting people for hype,”
Ras Kuuku believes Nigerians are good at promoting their acts, hence Ghanaians should emulate them.
Speaking in the interview, he told Merqury Quaye that “Every year we have one or two Nigerian acts who boss up here, do we have Ghanaians doing the same there? When 2 Face comes here he will bring another act. When we go there, we take no one along. We need to help each other in the industry. They are waiting for me to fight Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale before they promote me,” .
He advised radio hosts and media houses to focus on promoting up and coming artistes. he added “I need the push and support. I want them to recognise and accept me. They should put me there. The youth of Ghana are no longer into wacky music. Compare our acts to Nigerians and you will realise we are doing well. We can’t let two people lead in the industry, how do the others survive to feed their family?”
Speaking on the same show, the host of ‘U Sey Wetin’ on Hitz FM, Da Don asked Ras Kuuku to do more commercial songs to reach the masses if he wants to blow.
“You don’t do music to suit some particular audience. You are creating music for a market, try and meet the aspirations of the market and not that of a few. If you are big then you can do songs that represent you but to rely on your style only then you are wrong. You can’t force people to jump on your music because it’s good,” he advised.