Prominent Ghanaian gospel musician Cwesi Oteng has expressed disappointment over the situation of the country’s music industry and its performance in comparison to other music sectors worldwide.
He asserts that the fact that other nations, such as Nigeria, have higher populations has nothing to do with Ghana’s diminishing performance in the international arena.
In an interview that 1Family Radio heard, Cwesi Oteng claimed that Ghana’s falling performance is due to the nation’s lack of competitiveness.
“Internationally and competitively, we are knocked out. Check international performances; it has nothing to do with population,’’ he said.
“If we were matching the competition, we would also be filling international stadiums. Because in those international stadiums, there are Ghanaians there.’’
He attributed the state of affairs to prominent figures in Ghana’s industry, who he said were more concerned with benefiting a small number of people than with working together to propel the sector into new frontiers.
“And it starts at home. We have an industry that makes certain people rich, but we don’t have an industry that pushes Ghana’s music industry forward,’’ he added.