Ghana artist, Kofi Jamar, has stated that Ghanaians should concentrate on the steady growth of the Ghanaian music business rather than comparing it to that of Nigeria.
In an interview with Helen on TV3 New Day, the ‘Ekorso’ hitmaker noted that comparing the achievements of the Nigerian music industry to the achievements of the Ghanaian music industry is unfair due to the big Nigerian population.
He emphasized that the Ghanaian music business has made significant development that should be celebrated.
According to him, he said, ”The Ghana Music Industry is still growing. We should cease with the comparisons. What some people forget is that Nigeria is quite huger than Ghana and the population is huge. And definitely, it’s going to be higher ranks up so, we have to focus on our own music and how to grow on our music. Ghana’s music is really growing. So we have to focus on that. Sometimes when we compare ourselves to others, our eyes are closed to the achievements in the music industry so far, and that steals our joy and improvements. If we compare to Nigeria, it feels like we are doing nothing. But we are doing amazing.”
In terms of his intentions for this year, the musician claimed that he will release a live hip-hop album later this year, which will feature fantastic Nigerian musicians who will remain anonymous. International cooperation, he claimed, will push his career into a new phase. Before the album’s release, Kofi Jamar claims he’ll release songs to entertain his fans as the year progresses.
“Expect Nigerian collaborations in the upcoming album. Expect more fire, more vim,” he said.
Kofi Jamar gained fame after winning a freestyle rap competition on one of the largest radio stations in the Kumasi metropolitan area. As a result, he has emerged as one of the best rappers in the region.
In 2018, he signed with his label (Gadone Records), a Ghanaian-based Virginian record label that was very interested in his work. He is best known for his hit song ‘Ekorso,’ which was inspired by the viral Kumerica Asaaka trend.
Jamar remains a promising new act with the potential to take over the country with his talent. And he is working tirelessly with the label heads to pull off a successful takeover.