Ghana’s fast rising rap artiste, Koo Ntakra has voiced his frustrations over treatment faced by young and rising artistes in the Ghanaian music industry.
The Akuapeam rapper says his ‘Wurewurafo’ song is as big as Gasmilla’s ‘Telemo’ but it’s not enjoying the massive airplay because he might not be as big as Gasmilla or any of the big arts who Djs and presenters will prefer to him, or receive favors from, and has lamented that, this is killing the dream of many talented artist who even have bigger songs than some of these established ones but because our system is monopolized and the ‘who-you-know’ syndrome continues to rule it will be difficult for them to live up to their dreams or fulfill their potential.
Koo Ntakra went on to say, he is a bit disappointed the Wurewurafo song is not enjoying the rotation Telemo is given across the media landscape, and reiterated that until our djs and radio stations start to believe that everything starts from the bottom, many of the talented musicians coming up who would have been a major export for the country in terms of arts and culture will all end up becoming another burden to the country’s economy in some way.
The former MTN Hitmaker has also revealed that, he has been a victim of such dejections from some Djs and radio presenters because, some people expect him to pay big from his prize kitty he won from the reality show two years ago of which was basically an album recording deal, which was invested in his maiden Akuaba album released last year.
Wurewurafo is one of the smashing songs on the young rappers album, but isn’t the only one, songs like ‘Medaase’ which features Keche, Odorkor-Kaneshie, Bad Figure8 among others are all huge songs if given attention will match any of the big tunes we hear around.
The Koforidua born art is said to release his first single from his new project in the coming week, the song titled ‘Zibortey’ features the Ghana Lady hit man, Danso Abiam. Koo Ntakra, also known as KN is pleading on radio stations and Djs to help young artistes by giving them time on their shows to also promote their works.