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It Is Unfair To Compare The Nigerian Music Industry To That Of Ghana – DJ Vyrusky



Widely revered Ghanaian disc jockey, DJ Vyrusky, has stated emphatically that comparing the Ghanaian music industry to that of Nigeria isn’t equitable, basically due to differences in financial investment.

The famous Ghanaian disc jockey asserted that Nigeria’s music industry supercedes that of Ghana due to appreciable financial backing dedicated to the promotion of songs and marketing.

The top-rated DJ attributed Ghana’s preference for foreign music over domestic songs to a lack of appreciation.

In a recent interview with TV3, DJ Vyrusky argued that the low level of investment in Ghanaian music has hindered the industry’s growth compared to other countries.

“It is actually not fair to compare the Ghanaian industry to the Nigerian industry. The truth that everybody is running away from is money,” DJ Vyrusky stated.

“The Nigerians are where they are because of money. They have the backing to push a song. I can say this because I am in the camp. Kidi’s ‘Touch It’ song was global. I mean it is a nice and big song because Kidi did amazing. It went viral because there was a budget to push the song. But some artistes find it difficult to promote their songs on the radio. Because they don’t have the budget to maybe give the DJs something to play the song” he added.

“You want to compare this industry to an industry where Davido sat on Igbo’s interview and said he spent close to $ 3 million on his album, how do you want to compete?” he quizzed.

“Do you understand, so it is like they are not being fair to that little Ghanaian artiste who is coming up, trying to push his stuff,” he further revealed.

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DJ Vyrusky also lamented the low level of support and promotion for local musicians among Ghanaians, who preferred foreign music to homegrown songs.

He thinks this is actually one of the major factors that has contributed immensely to the decline of Ghana’s music industry over the past few years.

“I think it is something with ‘Ghanaians.’ I beg you people don’t come and kill me. From childhood, we always tend to appreciate things that are foreign. When we were kids, some parents used to hide the nice bowls from foreigners. And so it is part of us. Whatever comes from outside we [Ghanaians] appreciate it more than what we have here,” he said.