Highlife artiste, Lucky Mensah, has revealed why many Ghanaian musicians are poor.
Speaking in an interview with Graphic Showbiz, the ‘Nkratuo’ hitmaker said many musicians in Ghana are poor due to pride.
He averred that most of them feel too big to take up other ventures because of the fame they enjoy.
Lucky, however, said despite his status, he will do any business to survive.
“I currently bake bread in my house and take it out for distribution. How many of our musicians or actors can do that,” he queried.
“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 emphasised.
“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 stated.
Lucky Mensah also revealed how some radio presenters are trying to kill Highlife music
“Radio presenters were reluctant in pushing my last album and I can boldly say that made me take that long break. These same radio presenters will play songs from Nigeria and reject theirs because you don’t grease their palms,” he said.
Lucky added: “Radio presenters prefer to push the new generation than the older ones. We old musicians struggle a lot when we release a song and we need promotion.”