Honcho of the former serial hitmaking music duo Akatakyie, King Pharaoh has said in a new interview that the hardship most Ghanaian artistes go through makes it difficult for any of them to have the pedestal to clinch a global award such as the prestigious Grammys.
‘We have every opportunity as musicians in Ghana to grab Grammy Awards. But if I tell you the kind of suffering that most Ghanaian musicians are being subjected to, to even release just one song is quite serious, he fumed. Speaking on Cape Coast-based Kastle FM during an exclusive, King Pharaoh dropped this comment when the host of the show, Amansan Krakye asked him why he thinks no Ghanaian musician has ever won the Grammys.
‘Most of the musicians are not coming from rich homes and wealthy backgrounds so you have to struggle to do everything on your own,’ he revealed. He added, ‘You have to write your own songs, go to the studio to pay for the recording, even if you don’t have a manager then you have to do the media tour and publicity all by yourself. No one helps you the musician since we don’t have any music industry in Ghana and executive producers to sponsor the artistes’, he said on Kastle FM.
‘So these same musicians will struggle to do everything by themselves and you also expect them to go and win the Grammy Awards, how can this be possible with no little support or push’, he told the host.