Legendary Ghanaian artist, Amandzeba Nat Brew, has come out hard against Ghanaians and our penchant for elevating foreigners ahead of our own stars.
The long-held notion of ‘support your own’ is what Amandzeba is promoting here, that Ghanaians must support other Ghanaians, especially those in the arts regardless of the quality of output.
Speaking on Kasapa Fm, Nat Brew said Ghanaians always support artists from other countries more than our very own, and said it was worse for veterans like himself, some of whom are being forced to retire.
“We build stars of other countries other than our own. If you happen to have grown grey hair like mine, you’re being forced to retire,” he told Eddie Ray on Kasapa Entertainment.
According to him, he once travelled for a performance in Cote d’Ivoire and was impressed by the adulation they paid to his music, moreso than even other Ghanaians.
“Agya Koo Nimo and I performed at Cote D’ Ivoire and it was so interesting how highlife music lovers from other countries love our indigenous music other than ourselves.
“I don’t worry so much if Ghanaians don’t regard or hail me but I know we can do something with Ghanaian music.” he said.