Ghanaian contemporary gospel musician, Phil Evans Akesse-Brempong has said that Ghanaian music is not internationally recognized because the music systems in Ghana are latent. He, however, excluded Zylofon Music as the only institution that functioned as a good record label in the country.
He was speaking in an interview with Dr. Cann on the ‘Showbiz Xtra’ show aired on Happy FM.
“In Ghana our problem in the music industry is not artistry but rather related to our systems. Zylofon was the only proper similitude of a good record label. But now, it is no longer in sight because of the issues”, he said.
He, thus, advised that Ghanaians who are interested in the music industry should consider investing in the system than in the artistes.
He added that legislation to promote local content could be of great help.
According to him, other African countries such as South Africa and Kenya have advocated for the promotion of their local content and that has helped these countries gain international recognition.
Akesse-Brempong has released a 13 track album entitled ‘Heal Our Land’.
By: Alberta Dorcas N D Armah