Entertainment of Thursday, 2 March 2017
Dancehall artiste Jupitar has said Ghanaian artistes would sell their creativity well on the international stage if they record their songs in English as well as try other international languages.
Jupitar born Michael O. Mint made this known in an interview on ‘Daybreak Hitz’ on Hitz FM with KMJ.
The artiste noted that Ghanaians are often complacent which eventually limit their capabilities.
He used the legendary Ghanaian group Osibisa as an example saying they blew the international market because they never used the local dialect.
“Osibisa never used the local dialect. The only reason they blew the market is because of the dialect they used. I believe if Ghanaian artiste would minimize their use of local dialect and fuse in more of English language and other international dialects, we would sell our culture,” he said.
The ‘Enemies’ hit singer also said if one listens to his songs, there is no use of Ghanaian local dialect and that makes him the authentic dancehall artiste in Ghana.
He added that when it comes to authentic dancehall music in Ghana, “I own that space. If you check out Jupitar records you will never hear any local dialect. I just what to be a 100 percent dancehall artiste Africa has ever produced.”