Ghanaian rap legend, Obrafour, has stated that there is no music industry in Ghana.
The rap legend, born, Michael Elliot Kwabena Okyere Darko in an interview with Graphic Showbiz stated that the right structures needed to make it an industry, are not in place and with this and as far as he is concerned, there is no music industry in Ghana.
“Where is the industry? I am sorry we do not have anything like that. What we have are music producers, sound engineers, singers and rappers but not an industry so let’s stop saying we have that,” he said.
According to the celebrated rapper, there have to be marketing structures, revenue collection structures, firms that are accountable to the artistes and vice versa.
When asked his opinion on artistes signing on other acts, Obrafour said it was a difficult thing to do.
“The reason is simple, you two are all fighting for the same spot and who should let go for one to win? I have tried it, I had the likes of Kwaw Kese etc. and at a point, I had to let go,” he explained.
Obrafour is celebrating his 20th anniversary in the Ghanaian music this year.