People don’t listen to your songs when they’re about social issues – Epixode

Award-winning Ghanaian Dancehall artist, Epixode has revealed that Ghanaians do not like music that talk about the ills of the society.

The musician born Theophilus Nii Arday Otoo observed people don’t listen to such songs that are about social issues hence people who are bent on doing songs of that nature are not easily seen.

The artiste made this known in an interview with JKD on X Zone on TVXYZ.

According to Epixode it’s hard for people to listen to such song in this space.

“It’s hard in this space…. I think we are going from where people just used to listen to beats and dance to paying attention to lyrics that is why when you drop a song and there’s a line that you took from somebody’s song, somebody can come on twitter and say  eei eei you steal am,” he said.

He continued, “You know few years ago, it wasn’t like that, now you have people who want to attend your concert because of the content”

The dancehall maestro won reggae/ dancehall artiste of the year at the just ended VGMAs.

The ‘Odeshi’ hitmaker beat Samini, Ras Kuuku and new artistes Kaphun and Larruso to win the coveted award.

He  started music at a very young age when he was in primary school.

He was performing for his school funfair and representing his school at competitions.

By Afia Owusu/|Ghana


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