After this year’s edition of the Grammy awards, there has been a lot of backlash coming the way of Ghanaian musicians.
This is especially the case after Nigerian musicians Burna Boy and Wizkid went home with Grammys.
Many Ghanaian musicians have come under attack for not being able to make any impact at the Grammys. A lot of these musicians have reacted in various ways with some bashing their critics and others calling for everyone to rally round the flag and push Ghanaian music to world and stop the bickering.
Keche Joshua, one half of the musical group has added his thoughts to the issue.
In an interview with Sedi on VOV Radio, he said “it’s just an award that when given to you shows you are being recognized from the other side. So, I say its only after Burna Boy won a Grammy and it has become a problem. But Sarkodie has won the BET it’s a big deal Stonebwoy won the BET it’s a big deal. Kuame Eugene and Dope Nation have all won at the AFRIMAs, Stonebwoy and Sarkodie have won big awards across Africa so when people make it look like without a Grammy award you haven’t worked as an artiste it doesn’t make sense to me. It sounds like it’s only a Grammy award that means you have achieved something as a musician.”
Comparing awards to riches the good mood hitmaker said “…but Michael Jackson won several awards but later in life he became poor. Yes, upon all the awards he won he later even sold his house because he became poor. Sometimes it shouldn’t be that winning a certain award makes you a successful or wealth person. You need to keep doing the work and when the Grammys come it’s a plus.”
He further quizzed “when you win awards and you are hungry will you eat the awards? You need to focus on the money aspect and make money from what you do that is the most important thing is not about awards. Awards are just the icing on the cake. But winning with money is more important “.