- Ayigbe Edem, a famous Ghanaian musician from the Ewe tribe in the Volta Region has narrated being at the receiving end of tribalist treatments
- According to him, there were times when he was paid less as an artist simply because he is an Ewe-speaking one
- Edem further indicated that all he currently wants from the media is to get fair treatment along tribal lines
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Famous Ghanaian musician, Ayigbe Edem, who hails from the Volta Region of Ghana, has revealed how he has been ill-treated in the corporate world simply because of his origin and inclination.
“No radio person knows that, I have walked to meetings where companies want to pay me less because I am an Ewe-speaking artist.”
This comes after the rapper urged the media to pay more attention to him and what he has to offer, irrespective of his tribe and the local dialect in which he raps and sings in.
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Although it may seem Edem is complaining about “lack of attention,” according to him, he just wants the media to be “fair” in working with talents from the Volta Region and other “maligned” regions in Ghana.
“It has never crossed anybody’s mind that when they are doing Stars of the Future, they never do auditions in the Volta Region, and it has never crossed your mind that I have even spoken on TV3 Mentor as to why they do not go and scout for talents from the region,” he further added.
Previously, YEN.com.gh sighted an old picture of Ghanaian rapper, Edem which reveals that the artiste has dreamed of becoming a musician from his High School days.
In the throw back picture that involved Edem and his two other friends, the High School boys at the time posed in a fancy style as if they were musicians.
In captioning the photo, Edem wrote "BISHOP HERMAN BOY.. SOLDIER ANYWHERE GOD FIX US...THROWINGS SIGNS FROM SINCE."
Edem in his caption reveals that the signs of becoming an artiste has been in him since he was a young boy in High School.