Afro-Dancehall musician Epixode has charged Ghanaian musicians to be original.
In an interview with AJ Sarpong on the Zone, Epixode said upcoming artistes always want to copy blindly. “I think we should stay original that’s the key,” he said.
“Now everybody wants to sing like Mr. Eazi which is quite bad for us. We don’t appreciate ourselves…we don’t appreciate any talent that comes from here… As much as we want to get to the next level if we stay original, that is the only way we can stop saying Nigerian music is making waves than Ghanaian music because a Nigerian artiste would always want to use Ghana as a stepping stone to relate to the world,” Epixode stated.
He said if Ghanaian musicians value their worth and appreciate each other they would be celebrating the likes of Terry Bonchaka.
Born Theophilus Nii Arday Otto, Epixode opined: “It will be hard to change it, until we are united.”
He added that Ghana does not need international artistes to get its stadium packed with fans, adding “We can get two local artistes and the place will be packed.”