Musicians on international tours to promote Ghanaian music commendable but needs to be sustained – Mikki Osei Berko
I think Ghanaian musicians have now realized the need to travel around to promote their work piece and remember this is not the first time
Popular radio and television personality, Mikki Osei-Berko, also known as Master Richard has said Ghanaian musicians’ strides currently in projecting their arts to gain more audience and promote the country’s culture to the world is highly commendable, but needs to be a consistent practice.
For the past weeks, Ghanaian musicians like Sarkodie has been embarking on an African tour in Nigeria, Tanzania to push his latest album “No Pressure.”
D-Black has also been on a tour in Tanzania for the past weeks to promote his “Loyalty’’ Album.
In an interview on Silver FM, the renowned media and movie personality indicated that the move is in the right direction as it highlights the progress of Ghanaian entertainment but he was however specific on its sustainability and consistency.
“I think the musicians have now realized the need to travel around to promote their work piece and remember this is not the first time Ghanaian musicians are embarking on international tours to gain audience and promote our culture…. It has been done before but there was no consistency’’
“The social media portals depicted only sensational storm rather than creativity and so these international tours are paramount’’ he told Lovin Cee on Silver Super Dryv
’’The start of his career and fame of somebody like Amakye Dede actually started in Nigeria’’
’’This music has gone out there to promote Ghanaian culture but it has not been sustained from the past’’
’’Ghanaian music that went out in the past actually influenced most of the music genres from Africa’’
’’Ghanaian music has actually gone far’’
He stressed that Ghanaian music and entertainment brings returns to the country which needs to be looked at.
’’Ghana’s second highest national income is tourism and so any adventure about the sector must be sustained as a developing country’’
He therefore urged the government to engage the industry for an orientation of arts and entertainment in the country.