Vibrant Ghanaian songstress, Lamisi Anabilla Akuka, known in showbiz circles as Lamisi, says she has never depended on any man for financial help except her music career.
Speaking to the host of 3FM Drive, Giovani Caleb, she revealed ‘I paid my fees during my undergraduate to my masters level and also paid my rent through music and I have never depended on any man’’.
She further explained, “Lamisi is a very determined girl and I’m not hungry for fame but for success. I want to be successful, I want to make a positive impact, not me causing the change but doing something that will reflect change in the society whereas fame is just about being known be it good or bad.”
On why she chooses to sing in her native language, she replied, ‘‘I’m a Kusasi and I speak the Kusal language. Most of my songs are in my local dialect because that’s how I am able to express myself very well than the English language. The English that I speak, the English scholars will find faults with it and the Twi too the Twi scholars will just murder me.’’
The ‘Tanka Fanka’ hitmaker further disclosed that she started doing music for fun but at a point she took it more serious in order to put food on her table. She recounted instances where music was her only source of hope.
According to her, success is achieved when one is able to positively impact the society and that impact is also be felt globally.
Lamisi bemoaned situations where preferential treatment is given to the A-list artist whiles the upcoming artistes are ignored by the media.
She urged Ghanaians to embrace dynamism and variety in the music industry.
Lamisi is part of the award winning band, PATCHBAY, and has recently released her debut album ‘‘Brighter Side’’ which was launch at Alliance Francaise on February 23, 2019.
Her hits include Tanka Fanka, The Way You Control and Cool Running.