Ghanaian rapper, Elom Adablah, better known as EL has advised fellow musicians to be smart amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking to Rev. Erskine on the Myd Morning Radio Show on YFM, he advised: “Smart musicians always diversify. You can’t just rely on only one thing to sustain yourself. Musicians are business people and business people have to think outside the box and have your hands in different things”.
Using his situation as an example, he relates “I have a studio, I have other things that I do. COVID-19 hasn’t hit me too hard”.
Meanwhile, the ‘Overdose’ hitmaker notes that one thing he regrets is not going out to meet his fans. He explains: “I regret the fact that I have not been able to go out there to meet the fans because I have been very paranoid. I am a germophobe and I have been washing my hands very much so when I heard of the virus, the washing of my hands has become very serious. I am just trying to balance it out”.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of live performances and musicians had to look for alternative ways of monetizing music consumption. Most musicians have resorted to online streaming, digital downloads, among others to make revenue.
By: Alberta Dorcas N D Armah