Peter Famiyeh Bozah, a seasoned Ghanaian rapper and musician, professionally known as Fameye, has reiterated his stance on artist managers who want to be superstars.
Fameye, in an earlier post on his Twitter (now X) handle, stated that it is a very big problem when an artist manager values his own fame over that of his artist. He claimed that such managers are “devils in angel form.’’
According to him, the sole duty of an artist manager is to promote the brand of his artist and not to make himself more popular than the artist himself.
Speaking in an interview with Andy Dosty on Hitz FM, monitored by 1Family Radio, Fameye advised his fellow artists to be wary of artist managers who want to be bigger than their artists.
“It was something I wanted to say; it is something that some artists are going through, and I’ve been through that before. When I tweeted it, a lot of artists were in my DM because they liked what I did but couldn’t say it.’’
“I was the one who could say it because, when it gets to my turn, I can say it. And it was something I had to talk about because boys are going through it,’’ he said.
“We all have to make money and shine together, but you see, if I am your product and you’re pushing me, it is fair that you push me with everything because if I am going, you are also going.’’
“But I have been to the camps of various artists, and I have seen people like that. I have seen cases where the managers want to be bigger. It is a big problem,’’ he noted.
Fameye proceeded by saying that he wouldn’t be able to sign an artist under his record label because there would definitely be competition between them.
“As for me, I can’t, as an artist, work with another artist because there would be a competition. I can do that if I have gotten to a position where I have a big record label, but I can also sign an artist who is on the same level as me. We can’t be doing the same work and struggling; it will be problematic,’’ he added.