Entertainment of Thursday, 18 August 2016
The need for a proper management system for Ghanaian entertainers has been on the rise in recent times and it seems the ‘fever’ is catching some artistes who want to do things right.
One such artiste is gospel musician, Obaapa Christy who says she needs a good management team to handle her career.
According to the Moving Forward singer, she has not had a management team since she started her music career about 10 years ago and she thinks the time is ripe for her career to be handled professionally.
“Although I have done well for myself as a musician for the past 10 years, I believe I would have done better if my affairs were taken care of by a management team. I know my managers would have handled my brand too and this would have in the long run affected my career positively,” she stated.
Although the No Fear artiste has always wished to have a proper team to manage her, she couldn’t trust the capabilities of those who paraded around as artistes managers hence the decision to single-handedly manage her affairs since she hit the limelight.
“I have had a change of mind because I think the industry has grown so much that one needs to match up to the huge demand. And that can’t be achieved if things are not done professionally.
“I believe that the people who have the knowledge in the field would do a better job than what I have done in the past.
“Back then, there was nothing like social media but now that is what is in vogue and I think I should have handlers to work on that to make me more active on the various platforms.
“I guess with professionals taking charge, they will also be responsible for getting me shows, planning my activities for the year among others,” she added.
Known for songs such as No Fears, Woa Na Waye, Me Mma Me Wurenfi, Onyame Ba, Ayare Sa, among others, Obaapa Christy who wowed patrons at the recently held Adom Praise Concert said she will release a new album at the end of the year.