Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall artist, Martins Morgan popularly known as Lord Morgan has fumed at disc jockeys (DJs) and radio presenters stating that they are more than corrupt as compared to other personalities in the Ghanaian music industry.
According to him, most underground artist like himself finds it difficult to promote their acts simply because these DJ’s and radio presenters demand huge amount before they play their songs.
Speaking on Ahotor Weekend on Saturday 19th May 2018 with DJ Use hypters, he stated that the music industry in Ghana do not favour upcoming artists. In his words, Ghana’s music industry is currently crucial and difficult to breakthrough.
“DJs sit artist down and negotiate on how much they will take simply because they have a large following and a medium (radio) to promote these hit songs. They take money from you and refuse to play them. If you are very lucky then your song will be played on air. I think this act is not fair”
“They fraudulently extort money from artist and do not even play their songs. I thank God that some of us are still surviving. I don’t personally believe in paying anything to a DJ for my music to be played on air or at an event. This act is what is killing our industry, corruption everywhere” he stated.
The “Ayalolo” hitmaker further stated that there are growing talents that needs to be unearthed and this can only be done if they are given special exposures and assistance. He further stated that these talents are going waste simply because of this unfortunate act.
He further stated that such disgraceful act should not be tolerated in the country because they degrade the reputation gained by other hardworking and clean DJs. He has however asked DJs who collect money from upcoming artiste to fulfill their part of the deal. He failed to mention the names of DJs who indulge in such fraudulent act.
Lord Morgan who is a versatile artiste has a hit single entitled ‘Ayalolo’ featuring Jupiter. He also has songs featuring renowned Nigerian sensation Tiwa Savage, Luther and Choir Master of Praye fame.
He is currently promoting his new song ‘Adesa’ featuring Screwface.
Daniel Koranteng Kwagyiri|ahotoronline.com|Ghana