Fellow stakeholders of Upper West music, let’s not look down on one another as partners/stakeholders in our music industry. It is very appalling to see stakeholders such as our musicians, engineers/producers, presenters,Djs, and critics/pundits, promoters and organizers fights, disregard and discredit each other’s efforts in this our infant industry.
The fact that we are all from the same region, town, village, street or attended the same school together does not warrant disrespect from each other.
Let’s see one another as partners in our industry’s development, because each person/player has a crucial role to play in the development of this industry. We need to collaborate and put our efforts together in order to move forward. Let’s always go for the right people for a job even if they are not on our side.
We have to always see every single effort of every one of us (stakeholders) as important as ours.
Like ‘’separation of powers’’ in government, we all have important roles to play to the success of the industry and only when we respect and recognize each other’s effort will help us achieve our goals and thus to producing top class musicians, engineers and producers, presenters and Djs, promoters and organizers, critics and pundits in Ghana. This would help us sell our music, culture, region and people worldwide.
Also, like a button race, no single player can make this industry successful, but we need all players on board. People that will continue from where we stop to keep us moving to the finish line. We need to unite and grow together as industry players, else the best talents in the region would start relocating to places they strongly feel would appreciate and support their efforts.We must also remember there is always something positive in criticism and only when we accept our mistakes and recognize the efforts of others in the industry will always make us grow. We should not always try to criticize even when there is nothing to criticize for example,a 99%good job done and 1% fault should not be stressed for long which in the long run would kill the spirit of success.
We must change our negative attitude towards one another and learn to bring the right human resource within the music industry to help in executing projects geared towards the development of the industry.
The trumpet for change for success has been blown and we need to brace ourselves for every challenge that we would face in trying to build this industry. I believe we can get there someday, because Upper West music has a lot of potentials to show to the world.
‘’Te ba ni ba singi naa (not fit) Ky3 ka te jaa eng fanga’’.