Wed, 17 Apr 2024 Industry News

It’s not about fighting and insults; don’t be timid — Nana Poku to musicians

Its not about fighting and insults; dont be timid —Nana Poku to musicians

Artiste manager Nana Poku Ashis has reacted to the inclusion of rapper Amerado's song "Kwaku Ananse" in the TGMA nominee list, following the musician's petition, urging Ghanaian musicians to be assertive and advocate for themselves.

During a live discussion on Hitz FM, Ashis emphasized the importance of artistes speaking up when they feel wronged, rather than remaining passive or timid.

He noted that many musicians refrain from airing their grievances even when they have legitimate concerns, calling for a proactive approach to addressing issues affecting the industry.

"A lot of musicians are very timid. They know what’s right, or they have the facts to back their case. But most of them just stay behind. You need to make a case for yourself at all times," Ashis asserted.

He clarified that advocating for oneself does not entail resorting to fights or conflicts.

"It’s not about fighting, it’s not about insults. Make a case for yourself, and the right quarters will hear it," Ashis emphasized.

Encouraging other musicians to follow suit, Ashis highlighted the need for artists to challenge injustices and rectify errors, as silence often allows such issues to persist unchecked.

"Amerado has shown the way. If others also feel something unjust has been done to them, I think they should also come up and make a case for themselves," he remarked.

His remarks follow the updates made to the nomination list for the 2024 Telecel Ghana Music Awards (TGMA) following petitions by Amerado and other artistes.

The TGMA board reviewed the petitions and made adjustments, including recognizing "Lonely Road" by O’Kenneth & Xlim Kid as a joint project and nominating Amerado's "Kwaku Ananse" in multiple categories, with the original version replacing the remix.

Gideon Afful Amoako
Gideon Afful Amoako

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