The debate on musicians’ royalties initiated by one of Ghana’s finest rappers, Edem, has drawn mixed reactions from a host of heavyweights in the music industry in Ghana #HungryNation.
The Highest, King Sark, in tweet, threw his weight behind Edem, the VRMG Boss. In the said post, Sarkodie captioned a few screenshots of Edem’s call for action with the tag “I’m with you brother @iamedem 👌🏾”
Another Heavyweight who supports the VRMG boss’ agenda is record producer, sound producer and rapper-singer Nii Kommetey Commey, better known as King Of Accra.
In a tweet, he said “We for stop the fake life and making fans think say we are good and ok it affects other artists, especially if music is not the source of your money. Pressure kwa!!! #HungryNation #iamhungry“
Joining in on the debate is the 2019 Volta Music Awards Artiste of the Year, Kenny Ice. In throwing his support, he retweeted Edem’s post with the comments “We dey hung! Our music for dey pay us! Corona come expose how wrecked our industry is!”
Leading the “Against” team in the debate Black Avenue Music’s main man Desmond Blackmore, known in entertainment circles as D – Black. In his reply to Edem’s tweet, he indicated that not all artistes are hungry and that some have made some smart investment. Using himself as an example, he said has not relied on music only for over 4 years now.
Well, let’s see what the days may bring, whether or not these musicians will be able to rally behind Edem and other industry players to bring the needed changes. You can follow the discussion on twitter via @GhanaRocks