Popular hiphop rapper & philanthropist, Denning Edem Hotor, well known as Edem has descended heavily on Ghanaians critics and music lovers. This reaction from the VRMG boss comes after some section of Ghanains on social media keep raising concerns about our failure as a country to properly celebrate and acknowledge individuals who have played key roles in the music industry.
Trenditgh.com as always, got an early scoop of Edem’s outburst, which the multitalented rapper granted on Swift Africa on Pan African TV, where Edem was asked about his opinions on our appreciation of our creative acts. Show host, Adanse Bona Owusu Debrah aka Kwaku Delicious in a question posed to the seasoned rapper asked “How do you feel when you see Sarkodie, when you see Kwaw Kese and when you see the people we saw you start off with at the same level you are. I mean when you sit back and watch, what do you make of Hammer as a producer compared to Don Jazzy in Nigeria?”
Edem in his response jabbed, “I think this country is just a S-hole like some president said from another country, he (Hammer) doesn’t get the credit he deserves because of where he finds himself. Throughout his entire career, Ghana has never really rewarded him. I think it was only Bola Ray who acknowledged Hammer. I also think we as a people just don’t know how to celebrate ourselves we wait for other people to celebrate the people we know before we validate them”
Ayigbe Edem who broke into the music scene with his hip pop song “You Dey Craze” has undergone some rebranding to Edem amidst some ambassadorial deals.
His new EP “Mood Swings” was released a couple of weeks ago, and some songs on there have made their way to the chart lists. Do well to stream, buy & share the compilation, and check out especially the song “In Ghana” ft musical goddess, Efya.
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