The Ghana Music Industry has produced great legends from all genres of music composed in the country. Many of which have attained global recognition, received multiple awards and performed on high profiled stages.
The Ghanaian Highlife music genre has help discover and produced numerous Veterans and mainstream Artistes including Ebo Taylor, Paapa Yankson, Osibisa, Daddy Lumba, Amakye Dede, Bessa Simons, Akwaboah Snr, Kwabena Kwabena, Kofi B, Kofi Nti, Ofori Amponsah, and new champs like Kuami Eugene, KiDi, Akwaboah Jnr among other talented young Highlife Musician.
The Hiplife & Hiphop genre can boast of the grand papa Reggie Rockstone, Lord Kenya, Okomfo Kwadae, Obrafour, Okyeame Kwame, Kwawkese, Edem, Multi Awarded African rapper Sarkodie, Kwesi Arthur, Joey B and Pappy Kojo.
Looking at the reggae & dancehall genre, Ghana can boast of the legendary Rocky Dawuni, Black Rasta, Black Prophet, Ras Kuuku, Samini, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Ebony, Kaaki and MzVee to mention few.
The Gospel Music Industry has also produced extraordinary music talent in Ghana, many of which have received global accolades and awards. Talk of the Tagoe Sisters, the Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Elder Mireku, Hannah Marfo, Ohemaa Esther, Obaapa Christy, Nobel Nketsia, Joe Metel, Diana Hamilton, Joyce Blessing and Gifty Osei to mention few.
The above mentioned musicians under the various music genres have experienced numerous challenges in their career before becoming celebrated Artistes and gaining positive recognitions for their music talents.
It is of this that Fast-rising Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat singer Mr. Bankz shares his sad story about the challenges most emerging Artistes like himself are going through as they invest and focus on building their music careers.
According to Mr Bankz, most talented Emerging Artistes who do quality and authentic music are not given the necessary attention and recognition needed by some section of the media in order to help Promote their craft.
Mr Bankz revealed that, Some section of the media Pay more attention to clowns with noisy music and rather promote their comic songs paying less attention to professional acts doing good music.
The “Sika” hit maker went further to disclose that, inadequate or lack of financial support is one major problem most emerging Artistes in Ghana Face. According to the Highlife artiste, due to financial constraints, the music industry is not favoring most emerging Artistes since their songs, videos are not being promoted by a section of the media when payment for marketing is not done. Yet still, same DJs and TV hosts play foreign videos which doesn’t attract any remuneration from these foreign musicians.
Another important revelation, Mr Bankz made known to Sintim, Blogger and CEO of Sintim Media is that, lack of competent investors in the music Industry to take charge of the business side of music is also a problem for emerging artistes since many are not getting enough support from business men to invest in their craft in order to help them shoot quality music videos, embark on media tours and collaborate with top notch Artistes for breakthrough.