The industry isn’t rewarding— KOD 

The industry isn’t rewarding— KOD 

A renowned broadcaster Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD), has expressed his concern about how the industry has failed to reward musicians who have contributed positively to its growth.

Citing Stonebwoy as an example, he said the industry has not given him the necessary payment due him after his hardwork in the year under review.

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He stated that the afro-dancehall musician has worked diligently well this year, yet the industry has not given him the needed reward.

Speaking in a media interview, the ace broadcaster said considering Stonebwoy’s exploits, he needed to reach higher heights that would have paid off his hard work and put him at the best level globally.

He noted that the royalties for such an artiste was not something to write home about and he needed to explore chances elsewhere to get the deserving money from his hardwork.

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“Look at someone like Stonebwoy, I think for 2023 he is probably the most hardworking Ghanaian musician. But locally, what’s happening? Is it affecting him? Can we quantify what he’s done out there? In terms of money he’s made from copyright, I don’t think we can do so. If he’s not registered outside and he’s focusing on copyright from Ghana, nothing will happen,” KOD said.

He further lamented how the lack of funds in the creative space has affected the industry players and elaborated on what one needs to do to sail through.

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“I think to belong to the creative space around here is like being a teacher. Your reward will probably be in heaven, it doesn’t happen in real-time.”

“You have to be very intentional to break doors and break windows, to actually go up into spaces to get things done for you. If you actually decide to chill or wait for that golden opportunity, it might never happen,” KOD bemoaned.


Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

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