Hiplife owes its existence to passion, not money – Tic Tac

The introduction of the Hiplife movement and its

growth in the 90s and early 2000s in Ghana was

fueled by something more than money.

According Tic Tac, one of the pioneering artists

who took the genre global, the movement

survived mainly on the passion of the artists and

their promoters to grow and become that

lucrative business it is today.

Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show with

Bernard Avle in the build up to Decemba 2

Rememba, powered by Citi 97.3 FM and Airtel,

he shared his story and that of the art

Ghanaians and the world have grown to love so


"I was in secondary school when I started music.

It started somewhere in class 6 and in 1996 I

got into mainstream. I went professional in

1999/2000 when I graduated from Secondary

School. Abraham Ohene Gyan gave me a chance

to go professional. I had done gigs with Azigizah

and Slim Buster before that though. I had a

group called Naty Strangers, we were three and

later we became four," he explained.

According to him, music wasn't his first choice

career. Instead, he wanted to be a lawyer

because he wanted to express himself.

"I always wanted to be a lawyer but along the

line I became a musician. It was another way I

thought I could express myself and my parents

supported me. I used to tell my Dad I wanted to

rehearse with the fish band in my neighborhood.

The fish band gave me a chance and I flew on

that chance. My parents were very supportive.

They made me know that as long as I was going

to be a good boy, I could pursue my passion of

music," he revealed.

Asked what was the driving force behind the

Hiplife movement that employs so many people

now, he explained that the passion to succeed

was huge and that got the results we see today.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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