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Lack Of Support And Funding Are Major Hindrances To The Progress Of Ghana’s Music Industry, Not Shatta Wale – Mr. Logic



Artist manager and entertainment pundit, Mr. Logic has expressed his frustration with the observable lack of genuine support and Inadequate funding in the music industry, asserting that this is the preliminary obstacle affecting the growth of industry

He vehemently debunked claims that dancehall artist, Shatta Wale is responsible for hindering the progress of the industry, labeling such claims as unfounded.

Speaking in a recent panel discussion on UTV’s United Showbiz Night, Mr. Logic reiterated that the constant negative comparisons and castigations deter ready investors from allocating resources to musicians who have the potential of achieving feats similar to that of their Nigerian colleagues in the music scene.

Explaining further, Mr. Logic emphasized that the essential international success of Nigerian musicians is deeply rooted in highly substantial investments and support from their music industry, an approach Ghanaian musicians could also benefit from.

The widely known entertainment critic contested the idea that musicians like Shatta, who has an reputable track record in the industry, are incapable of filling venues like the London O2 Arena.

He further disclosed that investors’ confidence has diminished as a result of the negative conversations surrounding the industry, and that is having a negative effect on both musicians and their prominence.

“Who says Shatta Wale who has been in the industry for the longest running can’t fill up the O2 arena, It’s because investors have lost confidence due to the constant negative conversations that surround the artistry and it affects the artists and their prominence” he stated.

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Adding to this, Mr. Logic highlighted that the achievements of Nigerian-based musicians like Asake are not unattainable for Ghanaian artists, provided they are given the requisite resources and support.

He also criticized the approach of Ghanaian musicians, positing that they usually tend to rely on solely on personal contacts rather than allocating budgets for self-promotion, unlike their Nigerian contingents.

Mr. Logic stressed that Shatta Wale shouldn’t be blamed for the industry’s predicaments, as pushing each other’s careers is not a responsibility that lies in the hands of an individual artist.

“Ghanaian artists don’t go all out in pushing their music and craft unlike the Nigerians, they don’t have any budget in promoting themselves or whatsoever rather they seek to ride on personal contacts for their gain rather than putting in the necessary resources for greater results, Ghanaian artist lacks the understanding of the business of music” he concluded.