Why Ghana music industry isn’t growing –Shatta Wale

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By Henry Okonkwo

Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, has disclosed that the major flaw of Ghana’s music was that they do not own a particular genre of music.

Wale said this when he addressed his fans after returning from vacation in Miami, USA.

The ‘Already’ crooner explained that having a unique genre attributed to Ghana will give the country the long-awaited international attention it deserves.

He said, “One of the things I find to be a major setback in the Ghana music industry is a unique genre that can be solely attributed to us as a people. I was in business meetings with different foreign stakeholders, and investors and one question they all seemed to ask was ‘what kind of music do Ghanaians do?’

“The question was one that kept me thinking, basically they wanted to know what genre we are known for as a nation and that I found interesting.”

The Ghanaian superstar urged their industry stakeholders to work together to help identify that one genre of music Ghanaians can claim as theirs.

Wale explained that Ghana, through the Tourism Ministry and other sectors in the entertainment industry, can push the music agenda to put the country in the global spotlight.

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