We all know Kwesi Arthur is the new artist that’s making waves in Ghana as at now in the music fraternity here in Ghana. Kwesi Arthur who was recently nominated for ‘Viewers’ Choice – Best New International Act’ award at the 2018 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards took many Ghanaians as a shock when BET announced the good news as the only Ghanaian to be on the nomination this year.
Renowned Takoradi based event organizer, music promoter and CEO of Sleeky promotions Sadick Assah in an interview with Sammy Baah Flex on the Zylofon Fm this morning confirmed that, since Kidi, King Promise, Kuami Eugene and Kwesi Arthur made it in the industry, he has been trying to reach out to the new crop of musicians but to no avail.
According to him, managers of these artiste charge huge amounts of money for their artistes to deliver just 15 minutes of performance.
Sadick further alluded that musicians need events to support their brand as well as promote their songs
“Because their demand is high, they charge outrageous prices. They don’t realize that they actually need us”,
he told Sammy Flex of Showbiz Agenda.
Sadick also mentioned that, he made an approach to Kwesi Arthur‘s management for the first time and he was told to bring Ghc15,000 for a show, few weeks after Kwesi Arthur was nominated, his management mentioned the prices have increased and it’s almost Ghc30,000 per show.
Sadick Assah took to social media to advise these musicians. He said,
“@kuami Eugene, @Kidi music, @King Promise, @Kwesi Arthur, and all the rising artistes in GH, you guys should stop flexing around some offers from promoters. Rejecting 5K, 12K and 12K, advice yourselves well brothers. There is no pension pay in music. Be smart enough to collect all the money my brothers. Don’t allow brand to mislead you. Proper brand is when you don’t have the hit and still look good. Look at Nhyiraba Kojo,D Black, Reggie Rockstone and Captain Planet. I have spoken my mind. If you like take it”