Renowned Ghanaian music producer, Hammer of The Last Two, has advised fellow musicians to stop flaunting 'fake' wealth and let the world know their struggles.
He said the move will help them garner more support and investment in the creative industry.
Speaking on Joy FM, Hammer emphasized the need for artists to be real about the challenges they face and speak about the real issues confronting the music industry.
"We are not displaying suffering to them. We buy cars with different money. We are flexing. Most people in the creative [music] industry are not buying cars with the music money," Hammer stated during the interview.
He further explained that the misconception about wealth in the industry has negative consequences, urging artistes to let the world know about their financial struggles for government and investors to support.
"If you are doing Forex Trading at home and you buy an X Class, and you are pulling up in it and a tax man is looking at you, what are you talking about?
“We have to speak the truth to power. Let's show them we are suffering. But we can't go around shopping at expensive places, driving the biggest cars and expect them to feel for us," he added.
Hammer also highlighted the importance of proving to the government that artists' works contribute to the country's tourism industry.
He said, "If you want to show that your works are promoting the tourism industry, show it. Prove that you are an up-and-coming artist and you can't afford these things."