Ghanaian artiste, Edem, had a warm reception massively from fans in Togo as he embarked on his media tour in the neighbouring francophone country
The fans surrounded the ‘VRMG’ head honcho’s entourage, showing their love for him giving him a ‘presidential’ treatment, with fans standing by the streets just to catch a glimpse of the award-winning rapper.
The “Edem Togo Takeover” which begun from the 29th April to 5th May was filled with interviews and gigs.
Edem, as passionate as he is about the rise of young Musicians, went along with the 2019 Volta Music Awards’ Artiste of the Year, Keeny Ice, on his tour.
Edem played shows at Miami 228, Charleston, Djeton Pas 2, Carré Discotheque and Mad Complexe respectively together with visiting selected radio stations to be interviewed.
In an interview with the press Edem stated, “I was in Togo as a guest celebrity artiste to perform on an annual festival dubbed African Rhythms Festival, aimed at bringing together all the biggest African acts around the continent to promote music made in Africa”.
“It was a 3-day event, where Day One was marked by music workshops whiles Day Two hosted ‘Da Oba’, where artistes performed “, he said about his Togo trip.
He made it known that artistes from Senegal, Mali, Guinea and other African countries took their turns after him.
Edem also disclosed that he was in the music lab with Coco Van M and Masta Poppa. His collaboration with the biggest Francophone act, Toofan, was scheduled later in August.
When asked what he had learnt about the Togo music industry which was different from ours, he said, “Well what I noticed is, the fans really appreciate the acts and the various platforms pay more attention to music made in Togo”.
Edem further went on to say, “I also think it’s the fact that artistes get paid by radio and television stations that play their music.
We need that here. It is something our industry is not doing”.