Legendary music producer and talent scout, Edward Nana Poku Osei, known widely as Hammer has revealed his first love had been filmmaking and not sound production.
The man who discovered and nurtured some of the best rappers in Ghana said it was his partner who discovered his potential and urged him to take sound production as his full time career although he personally was eyeing the movie industry as a director.
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He made this hitherto unknown aspect of his personality during an exclusive interview with journalist and radio personality Sammy Flex.
When Sammy asked him why most of his compilations are not on iTunes, Hammer revealed that he was like a teacher who came to solve a problem and leaves; a reason why he lost most of his data with the exception of ‘Pae Mu Ka’.
“Let me tell you something about me. I became a producer by mistake. Don’t think Hammer is a crazy genius producer. I became a producer because my partner kept on saying, Hammer the way your mind works around music, you’re a producer.”
“So my partner pushed me to become a producer. He was the person who actually pushed and pushed and pushed.”
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“I always felt I was going to leave this and go and do something else so the production thing wasn’t a thing for me.”
“It wasn’t like I was a growing producer who kept records of my works because I wanted to be a film director,” he narrated.