Ghanaian musician Fuse ODG has expressed his dissatisfaction with the recent comments made by comedian Michael Blackson about Ghana’s music industry. In a recent interview, Blackson claimed that the country only has four international artists, despite having a vast pool of talented musicians.
Fuse ODG, who has been a vocal advocate for African music and its representation on the global stage, took to social media to share his disappointment with Blackson’s remarks. He argued that the comedian’s comments were not only inaccurate but also detrimental to the growth of the Ghanaian music industry.
The musician pointed out that there are numerous Ghanaian artists who have achieved international success and are making a significant impact in the global music scene. He cited examples of artists such as Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, and Shatta Wale, who have all gained recognition and awards outside of Ghana.
Fuse ODG also emphasized the need for unity and support within the Ghanaian music industry to help foster growth and create more opportunities for artists. He called on fellow musicians and industry stakeholders to work together to showcase the diversity and richness of Ghanaian music to the world.
Blackson’s comments have sparked a conversation within the Ghanaian music community about the challenges faced by local artists in gaining international recognition and the need for greater investment and support in the industry.
While there is still much work to be done, the success of artists like Sarkodie and Shatta Wale serves as a testament to the talent and potential of Ghana’s music industry.