Entertainment of Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Never be under the impression that Jupita has a brother in the Ghanaian music industry whenever you see him hanging out with a colleague musician.
The dancehall musician has told Hitz FM’s MzGee point blank that Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter Patoranking is his only brother he has in the music business. He added that no Ghanaian musician is his boon companion because of past experience.
The ‘Enemies’ hitmaker stated that he has had enough of Ghanaian musicians snitching and destroying each other.
“So far in my music lifestyle, he (Patoranking) is the only brother that I have, not even a Ghanaian musician.
I’ve no Ghanaian artiste as a brother and I’m telling you this before God and man because I’ve experienced enough of this snitching and destroying, honestly speaking that’s all we know.
When I was coming up, some of our musicians right in front of me were speaking Ewe to destroy me to someone I was introducing him to thinking I didn’t understand the language.” Jupita told MzGee.
Talking about why Patoranking has overtaken him in the world of music even though he, Jupita had his first hit song, the Ghanaian musician named branding and lack of support as the cause.
“Many things went wrong but the first is branding and the industry. Branding because most of the people here in Ghana we work with find it very difficult to invest in talent. Even if they want to invest in a talent, they want a short period.
I hit before Patoranking and that was somewhere 2010. He used to come to the studio for us to take pictures. Nigerians have a different mentality from us so it makes it difficult for any businessperson here in Ghana to invest because we have a bad mentality and that is really not helping us.
Our industry is also not strong enough to handle talents like us so we sometimes have to try and present ourselves someway just to make favours for us to be accepted.”