I did a couple of hit songs I wouldn’t have done if I were financially okay — Ofori Amponsah

Industry News I did a couple of hit songs I wouldn’t have done if I were financially okay — Ofori Amponsah

Renowned Highlife artist Ofori Amponsah, also known as Mr All 4Real, has opened up about his regret for recording some of his iconic hits due to financial constraints.

In an interview with the artist, who has collaborated with industry heavyweights and produced hits like "Emmanuella," "Otoolege," and "Sardine," revealed that there are songs in his repertoire that he wishes he had not recorded.

While he chose not to disclose the specific songs, Ofori Amponsah acknowledged that hunger and financial difficulties compelled him to produce certain hits that gained popularity in Ghana.

Despite his undeniable musical prowess and a list of remarkable tunes to his credit, the artist admitted that some songs did not go the way he wanted.

“In this music business, you sometimes do things to survive. I did a couple of songs that were popular all over Ghana, but honestly, I am not proud of those songs because hunger pushed me to do them," he shared during the interview.

Ofori Amponsah explained that financial constraints influenced his song choices during a challenging period in his career when he had to pay bills.

“Those songs didn’t come from within and I wouldn’t have done them if I were financially okay back then. But I had to pay the bills—utility bills, school fees among other things,” he disclosed.

The artist, known for his versatility in collaborating with various musicians, emphasized the importance of financial stability in ones creative works.

“Musicians who make their ‘stomachs’ their priority become irrelevant after a period of time. When you are always thinking of making money to pay bills or sort yourself out, you may not come out with a very good song,” he cautioned.

Gideon Afful Amoako
Gideon Afful Amoako

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