The Music Industry Hasn’t Been Fair To Up & Coming Artists In Ghana – Cy Geezy
Up and Rising rap artist Cy Geezy in an exclusive interview on Expoz360 Insta Live Interview with Nana Asare Stephen popularly known as NAS, opens up on the unfairness of the Ghana Music Industry to up and coming acts.
Cy Geezy who begun his musical journey 7 years ago, recounted his personal experience as an upcoming artist. Saying “it’s nothing to write home about and it’s not healthy for a growing industry”.
In describing the whole scenario, the rapper currently receiving the support of SooHigh Entertainment base on friendship, mentioned as an upcoming artist in Ghana aside paying all career related bills, what kills him most is the ill treatment he and his upcoming brothers receive at shows.
“Upcoming artist do not get the opportunity to perform without the interference of either the organizers or the mc, you stand for long and get limited time to show case your craft. And when the event is an assembly of upcoming ones, organisers don’t even provide the right equipments to aid one’s performance”, he added.
Affirming his grief, Cy Geezy went on to address issues of not having investors in the industry. Music is a business and as such needs investors like any other business. However, “I feel the grounds is no longer fertile for people to invest looking at certain negative behaviors exhibited by some crop of upcoming artists in the past and I believe that as also contributed to the current unfairness by the industry”.
“After recording a song, a radio dj and presenter will demand cash before granting you an interview or play your song, you would have to go for shows without organizers appreciating your coming.
And on top, you receive damaging feedbacks from industry players who don’t know how you feed or record a song”
Drawing the wonderful chit chat to a close the artist hinted of working on a soon to be released EP which as Gemini and a host of others