Veteran Ghanaian highlife musician, Lucky Mensah, has disclosed that many young artistes in Ghana are dying of poverty due to their pride.
According to the musician, only few established and popular musicians are raking in the big bucks with the rest struggling inwardly.
Lucky Mensah speaking exclusively to Graphic Showbiz revealed that, although various stakeholders are trying to find solutions to the challenges faced by musicians, many young musicians are ‘dying’ of hunger because they feel too proud to do other jobs.
The ‘old school’ singer, in his interaction insisted that a lot of musicians feel too ‘big’ to take up other job opportunities due to the ‘small fame’ they are enjoying.
To him, in spite of his status, he is willing to do any business that will help him put food on the table for his family.
“I currently bake bread in my house and take it out for distribution. How many of our musicians or actors can do that,” Lucky Mensah said.
The musician also added that, “Most of them feel so big to do any work apart from what they are known for but hey, if I need to bake bread or go fishing just to put food on the table, I have no problem at all.”
Lucky Mensah said he is not too sympathetic of poor musicians because he believes their situation is their own doing, because they have not used fame to their advantage.
The ‘Brofre Nie’ hitmaker in his interaction noted that there are a lot of musicians who had more money than him during their days, but are now broke to zero because of mismanagement of their finances and failing to do any other jobs.
“It saddens my heart when I see my colleagues begging for money on radio from individuals or the government and I wish musicians will take my advice and make hay while the sun shines,” he said.
Lucky Mensah who appears to have gone on the low fro active music bwcame popular after releasing hit songs including ‘Wo Te Akoma’, Agooji, Wope A Hwe, Brofre Nie, Aduu Sumo Akwadu, Bottom Of My Heart, I Miss You, Nkratuo among others.
Although the musician says he took a long break to focus on other money making ventures, he is coming up with a banger by the end of the year.
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