Sensational highlife musician Kumi Guitar has charged organisers of talent hunt shows to introduce extra incentives to attract more talented kids to partake in the programme.
He said most parent fail to engage their children as the royalties associated with the show were not appealing.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with spotonnews.net on Thursday in Accra, the “betweener” hit maker observed that most parents find it difficult to see their children pass through emotional torture during eviction stage of the competition.
Thus, he said was relevant to engage professionals like doctors and psychiatrists to see the physical, mental and emotional well-being of kids.
Kumi Guitar noted that children inclusion in the industry would be relevant and lauded TV3 and Adom Tv for helping to unearth talent of kids.
In retaining kids in the industry, he called on Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and music bands to engage students by teaching them how to play instruments and compose music.
That, the Zylofon record signee explained would help them take the mantle once the renowned music icons bow out from the music landscape, adding that involving kids in industrial music would boost the economy and help curb child poverty.
Music, the highlife musician said has its own educational values and would help kids to know about the types of rhythm and their composers.
“The kids can beautifully blend their education with music and can perform it during speech and prize giving day,” he added.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE