Young Ghanaian musician, Kuami Eugene, is giving tips about music and reaching the international level.
He told Rev. Erskine on Y107.9FM’s Myd Morning Show that good music should not always be in English.
The Lynx Entertainment artiste mentioned how some people jump on songs they do not understand.
“There are a lot of African music we don’t understand but still jam to, and I think music travels far regardless hence, you have to do good music and once it sounds good people jump on it.”
However, if a musician is targeting the international market, Kuami Eugene said he/she should use a language that the masses will understand.
“If you’re able to break through that barrier, then you can do the O2 arena and other places because those coming to watch you want to sing along, and if they don’t understand anything about the music it’s quite difficult,” he explained.
The ‘Single’ composer touched on the style of Nigerian musicians.
“The fact that they use a lot of pidgin in their music and because it’s English, people understand what’s being said. So, when it’s played somewhere, it doesn’t have to be explained because they can understand everything being said in the song.”
“It’s good but if you really want to get on the international market you have to do something they’ll understand and that means adding a little of what they can relate to,” Eugene added.