Veteran Hiplife musician Skrewfaze thinks a lack of unity is the major issue impeding the music industry’s development.
The Ghanaian artist, born Jehosephat Eshun, explained to Nana Yaw Gyebi, host of Adwumapa Mbre on Connect 97.1FM, that unlike their Nigerian colleagues, where there is strong support and unity among musicians and industry professionals, the scenario in Ghana is the complete reverse.
“Our structures here are weak. I know our leaders up there are trying, but if you look at the creative arts in Nigeria, it can’t be compared to Ghana. They support each other. It’s not like that here, there’s no unity here.
That’s our problem, we are not one, and we love to fight each other instead of pushing ourselves. We love to downplay everything. Even the gatekeepers are downplaying us. We are not there yet.”
Skrewfaze stated that governmental assistance is necessary for the expansion of the industry when asked how the issue could be regulated.
“We have to check our structures first. We also need the government to invest in art and culture. I’m not talking about music alone. I mean the whole creative arts industry and filmmaking. We need investors then we can think of the way forward. If we dont get investors, we will do what we can do, but it’s just a little. So if we need good structures to attract investors,” he added.