Day in and day out we ask questions concerning the hiding places of our pioneer hiplife musicians. Food for thought has it that, some are passing through abject poverty, others are still struggling to live hand to mouth whiles some of them are still in the studio trying to bring out their best for their fans.
But one of Ghana's most popular dancehall/ragga hiplife artiste who is now in the U.S.A has revealed to Flex Newspaper that when you depend on Ghana music for your life, then you are wasting it because there is no future in it.
Mad Fish who is also known as Raymond Kofi Frimpong continued that he now sees music as his hobby and will not pay attention to Ghana music as he used to do. This he said is because of the fact that he can not work so hard to spend all his money on DJs and presenters before they play his music on radio.
“I wish I could help solve the problems but there is no way any musician can, we have been fighting against payola and a whole lot of things and yet there is no positive change in it. I think the best way forward is for musicians to fight to survive personally or in future, they will suffer like the way some of the old musicians are now suffering”.
When asked what he will be doing as part of his decision to use music as a hobby, he had this to say for his loyal fans who have loved his music till date. “I think anybody who thinks that I am not educated but does only music is getting it wrong. I first went to Green Hill International School to the J.S.S level and had my secondary education at Kumasi High Secondary School (KUHISS) but because of music I had to defer my course. Currently, I have to complete my degree in Chartered Accounting and also do some studio engineering course. After that, I will look for some work to do here in the States” he said.
Mad Fish said he had his inspiration from music heroes like Bob Marley, Bounty Killer and Shaba Ranks. He advised upcoming musicians who are in school to rather take education seriously because that is the key to success .
Mad Fish before his departure released a hit single with Lynx Entertainment`s Asem which enjoyed massive air play on radio.
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