Taking on Ghana Music Awards was my biggest regret–Nana Quame

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Nana Quame

Not too many Ghanaian musicians can boast of Five albums to their credit (with numerous hit songs), relevancy for barely  two decades and to have set a pace in our musical history by fusing R n B with Our traditional High-life to develop what we’ve come to known as Contemporal high-life. But that seems to sum up the story of a prolific Ghanaian Music Art, NANA QUAME.

Born HENRY DE-MENSAH, NANA QUAME whose career started at a very tender age through talent shows and has a repertoire of hits to his credit was the guest on  MY STORY on LET’S GO with Yaw Ampofo Ankrah on Friday 8th of April, 2016 on Radio xyz 93.1 mhz.

On the array of issues discussed ranging from family, personal regrets, politics, the Ghanaian music industry, the award organisers of our industry came the revelation of his biggest regret in his musical career which was to him taking on Ghana Music Awards.

” First of all,  my biggest regret was taking on Ghana Music Awards, to me I have learnt if you want to do something in Ghana, You have to do it for your own-self. Don’t assume you wanna do something and your fellow musicians are gonna back you up because what I have learnt in music or Ghana is when you are on top , everyone is wishing for you to drop. It’s like people go down their knees to pray for you to mess up on the way so that they get the opportunity.

I got to a certain stage in my life and realised what was going on in the industry was wrong so I decided I wanna take it upon myself to talk about it, like to voice it out you know because a lot went on just to record one track. It could cost us 20 million to 30 million old Ghana cedis so if I was to be given am award I think I should be Appreciated,I needed to be given something worth more than just a wooden plaque. So I took it upon myself that there has to be some change. But I realised some of my fellow musicians wouldn’t back you after coming to you to plan it. They would say it’s just nana Quame’s view and that was my biggest regret just as shatta Wale is facing now, The pull him down syndrome”.

According to the Ghana Music Award winner for original song of the year, 2002,  that was what pulled his career down. For voicing out what seemed to be the reality.

” Now they are doing all what I was fighting for at least,” the ‘Odo Shock’ hit maker added.

NANA QUAME promises a come back to the music industry vibrantly because that is his primary focus now.
His new song ” ME DO” is currently enjoining air play.

Submitted By: Owusu Amponsah Bobby Manfred (MC Bobby)

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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