Former hiplife star C-zar has revealed that he ran away from the music scene to venture into entrepreneurship because he did not want to die as a poor man.
According to the ‘Mercy Lokko’ hitmaker, music in Ghana only brings fame and attention and not wealth and he was not willing to settle for just being famous whilst remaining a poor man.
It remains no secret that many celebrities in the country struggle to make ends meet if they choose to rely only on their one source of income. Whether it’s movies or music or anything else, the jobs are sporadic and sometimes leaves celebs struggling to pay the bills.
C-zar, speaking with Graphic Showbiz, said that is why he has abandoned music.
“I have quit music for good, I don’t want to die poor. Sincerely, show business doesn’t pay in our part of the world. See how all the veterans die as if they have never been in the limelight.” he revealed.
“I don’t even want to see myself in such a condition in future where my family has to appeal for funds to take care of me should I fall sick. It is for this reason that I have decided to say goodbye to this trade which only gives you fame and attention but doesn’t pay so well.” he said.
C-Zar added that those who truly make good money in the showbiz industry are a minuscule number and the rest are left to suffer in silence.
He said: “I can say that barely 10 people in showbiz are really raking in huge sums which suits their status as celebrities but in reality, many are broke because it doesn’t pay much,”
He added: “During my prime, there were producers who saw music as a business and invested in it so until they paid for the cost of their investments, the artiste may not benefit.
“The truth is that, often times, there isn’t much after the producers have paid for all the expenses for cost of production so while you are making big hits, the returns are really little,”
C-Zar is currently in the electricals business and owns a couple of shops at different locations.