Up-and-coming artistes meet me and expect that I greet them first – TiC

Veteran hiplife artiste Tic Tac (TiC), has bemoaned an attitude of the new generation of musicians that he abhors.

According to the ‘kwani kwani’ hitmaker, some of new artistes meets him and expects him to first approach them.

He said most of these young acts don’t acknowledge the important role he played in the history of Ghana’s music industry.

“Tuface will see me and shout my name. If he is watching, he will tell you, he will be laughing and say that’s true. But  Ghanaian artiste who just sprang will see you, pose and expect you to say hi, and sometimes if you don’t, he may even go out and say you don’t value them.

“I don’t want to mention names because when you do that, it becomes a bit personal. But I am just saying that if you don’t know me, I don’t know you,” he added.

TiC also said he was disappointed in the organisers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for not inviting him to their award event.

According to him, he was among the artistes that performed at the music award during its first edition in 2000. Because of this, he fails to understand why the scheme will not accord him that reverence.

“You can’t do Ghana Music Awards and not send me an invitation. I am not the King of Ghana music, but I deserve some kind of monumental positioning in this country. If you check the first Ghana Music Awards that was ever held, I was a performer. So history has captured me for Ghana Music Awards,” he said.

He also spoke for other veteran artistes in the industry like Daddy Lumba; adding that his appearance as a guest at such an event will give it a big boost.

He said because artistes of the caliber hardly go out for events, people would be looking forward to seeing them when they are invited for events like the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

“When you are watching big award shows in America, you see certain faces, it is only during such shows that you see such faces, they don’t come out,” he further stated.

The 42-year-old musician, who started his music career at the age of 10, recounted how he was able to project Ghanaian music on different international music markets, especially in Nigeria.

He is known for songs such as ‘Philomina’, ‘Fefenefe’, ‘Shordies’, ‘Kwani Kwani’, ‘Kangaroo’, among others.


By Afia Owusu/|Ghana

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