Rap Music Is No Longer Lucrative In Ghana - Joey B
Ghanaian hip hop recording artist, Darryl Paa Kwesi Bannerman-Martin, known for the stage name Joey B, says rap music is no longer lucrative in Ghana.
The rapper, in recent times, has made a switch in the style of music he churns out. He has switched from rapping to singing.
Speaking in an interview with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, the ‘Tonga’ hitmaker revealed that he woke up to the realisation that he makes more income from singing than rapping.
“…I was looking at sales and all of that, and then I realised that there is more money in singing than rapping… So I decided to do more singing to get more money…,” he told Andy Dosty.
The winner of ‘New Artiste of the Year’ at the 2014 edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards also stressed that switching from rapping to singing also came as a result of his growth as a musician.
In the interview, he said, as he grew bigger and better in the industry, money became an important factor in his career.
“…The money comes with growth. As you grow, you need to shoot better videos, take care of yourself, your clothing needs to change, get a better car and others. You can’t just be one of the biggest artistes and just remain where you are…,” he explained.
Joey, who is currently promoting his latest single ‘Stables’ which features La Meme Gang, however, promised his fans who are calling for him to do more rap songs that he is going to release three rap songs before the end of the year.
“…I’m going to release about three rap songs and after that, I will go back to Afro-beats then collect my money from that side…,” he said.