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Ghana's current musicians aren't stars - Afriyie Wutah



In recent times the stardom tag of many known showbiz persons have been questioned especially those who came into the limelight with controversies and by nudity.

Well, Afriyie, a member of the Highlife duo Wutah has in a recent interview questioned young artistes who claim to be stars.

According to him, one doesn't become a star just by performing on an international platform.

Afriyie speaking on Accra based 3FM's Showbiz 927 stated unambiguously that apart from Wutah, Praye, and Kwabena Kwabena and some old artistes, there are no stars in recent times and added the new crop of musicians only show off an nothing better.

On challenges he's faced in the music industry the singer said

“Performing artistes like myself, we need theaters to perform. We want to be working all the time. We are not doing bad though, we have +233, we have more places, we have Piano Bar, these are places where people meet to enjoy life music. I think we need more places musicians will showcase what they have.”

He continued “One doesn’t need to sit and wait for a big show or endorsement to survive, but that is the norm now you know, and it’s sad but if you are working and every weekend you are playing, you play here for that amount. Unfortunately, the name is so huge that when it is mentioned, whoever owns the pub would think he would charge high.”

He explained that, if musicians get shows every weekend, they would not charge so high when they are called. The musician disclosed he is a member of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) , and that he gets the royalties due him.

He mentioned that Wutah as a group got their first endorsement when Glo came to Ghana.
According to him, they were the first Glo signees alongside Reggie Rockstone among others. Afriyie stated that the group currently has a deal with Melcom and Vodafone.

The vocalist revealed that they have songs in the pipeline that would soon be released.
Wutah who have won several awards both local and international, is made up of Daniel Morris (Risky or Wutah Kobby) and Frank Osei (Afriyie Wutah).

They went their separate ways in 2010 when they had some misunderstanding, and got back in 2017.

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