Ghanaian reggae/dancehall musician Iwan has taken a swipe at Ghanaian DJs for taking payola before songs are played.
He mentioned that most of these DJs are frustrated beings, in that, they play songs from Popcaan , Movado, etc. for free while they charge, especially local, young talents.
The ‘Who’s Bad’ hitmaker poured his heart out in a recent Facebook post.
“A Ghanaian DJ [is] waiting for payola to play his fellow Ghanaian’s music but play Popcaan, Movado, Vybz Kartel etc. for free. [They] even do free mixtapes and expensive cover designs for these projects. After all these, they come dissin GH acts especially, these innocent upcoming acts who have no money to give them. I see so many GH DJs frustrated,” he shared.
Read his full post below:
A Ghanaian DJ waiting for Payola to Play his Fellow Ghanaian Music but Play Popcaan, Movado, Vybz Kartel etc for Free .. Even do Free Mixtapes and Expensive Cover designs for this projects. After all this, they Come dissin GH Acts especially This Innocent Upcoming Acts who have no money to give them. I see So Many GH Dj’s Frustrated.. They expect to be Hailed and celebrated for playing Their Fellow Ghanaian songs, Which I see to be Lame.. if u don’t play Ghana music , which music would u Play.. Forget that Childish talks , say eeerr ‘if we help promote them and they reach somewhere then they forget Us’.. Which Jamaican or Nigerian Artists remembered you when they made their money 💰.. Play Music because you are a Dj. And Good music is to be promoted no matter what.
The GideonForceInt and Glentinz Innovations Inc. act recently launched his ‘Corner Stone’ album.
He is currently embarking on an album tour across the country, with the first stop in Tema, this weekend.
Source: Yaw Sarpong | PlugTimes.com