Entertainment of Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Justice Oteng has stated that 80% of secular artistes he has worked with resort to wee, alcohol and other substances for enhancement.
The Chief Executive Office of Drumline Studios made this known on Pluzz FM’s AM Pluzz on Monday.
According to Oteng, some of these artistes have become used to taking such substances to boost their confidence and efforts in recording to the level that, they cannot do without it.
“Apart from Gospel artistes, almost 80% of the secular musicians use it. Some prefer wee, cigarette, alcohol… They have to go under the influence of some substances,” he said when host, Sammy Flex asked him to quantify artistes he works with who fall within the bracket.
Oteng, known for the signature, Wei Ye Oteng indicated that there are times some of the artistes who appeared dull in the studio asked if he knew of a ‘joint’.
“I know a lot. Some even take it before they set off from home so by the time they get to the studio, it’s working so well. If you have a rapport with the artiste, he can ask you where he could get some. And after they come, you see he’s a whole different nature. They come out really good. I don’t know why but I think it is their mind-set,” he said.
Oteng who has had engagement with a number of artistes disagreed with assertions that taking such substances improve the performance of artistes who. According to him, the act without talent is effortless.
“People do with and people do without. When they take it within their limits, it really helps because it gives them some energy… and sometimes if you the engineer don’t do that, all you have to do is to psyche yourself and tap into his energy and you guys will flow together… if you are not a true artiste, it will not make you sing better… It’s about how you psyche yourself,” he noted.
Among the songs Oteng has worked on are Odasani by Obrafour, Aware by Kumi Guitar. Sika Nti by Trigmatic and Fans by Koo Ntakra.