Entertainment of Friday, 30 January 2015
Source: Hitz FM
Coordinator for Musician Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) Academy, Ahuma Bosco Ocansey (Daddy Bosco) says the standard of Ghanaian music today is nothing to write home about.
He said at a point in time, highlife was the dominant music in the whole of West Africa; people used to come all the way here to learn how to do highlife.
The situation, Daddy Bosco noted, has changed. According to him, there is a huge influx of other music from other parts of Africa.
Speaking in an interview on Hitz FM, he said the unfortunate development is the reason behind MUSIGA’s decision to roll out the Academy.
“[This] is one of the main reasons the union has decide to roll out this academy [to] provide our professionals with some knowledge that will ensure that our musicians are positioned to take on the world,” he said.
He added that, “In the past, musicians were taught music in school before you graduate from middle school, you have knowledge about crochet and semi-quaver but these days, musicians don’t know that.”
Daddy Bosco noted that, “the academy idea is an initiative of the government to give training and enhancement to professionals across board, something the union executive is working on with support from the Skills Development Fund.”
The Academy will be launched in March this year and training is expected to start in April, initially for professionals who want to take their career to the next level.