Entertainment of Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Ghanaian Highlife musician and movie director, Kaakyire Kwame Appiah has said music as a career currently is no more lucrative.
According to him, sale of music especially on CDs has declined due to technological advancement.
The famed Highlife musician was well noted for his local Christmas songs dubbed: Ye Ko Di Bronya’.
Kaakyire Kwame Appiah in an exclusive interview with Ohemaa Woyeje on Adom FM’s ‘Work and Happiness Tuesday said, in the past, fans were expectant for the release date of albums but it is different now.
Asked how lucrative the business was back then, the CEO of Kaakyire music cited that, ‘in 1998, I had a treasure bill of 500 million cedis. About 50, 000 Ghana cedis now’
“The music was selling. We could sell about 450,000 cassettes in days…” he disclosed.
The only to improve the industry, Kaakyire Kwame Appiah is to upgrade ourselves and be technologically savvy.
Meanwhile, he has recorded seventeen albums in his music career and currently promoting his “Di Bronya” song.