UK based Ghanaian afrobeat sensation Reggie Zippy has enumerated the many dangers of taking music as a full time profession in Ghana.
Reggie Zippy explained why music is one of the most dangerous professions in Ghana adding that the atmosphere in Ghana is not conducive for musicians.
In his frustration, Reggie Zippy advised his colleagues to quit doing music in Ghana and find something profitable to do with their lives.
He registered his worries after watching a video of one of his colleagues lamenting about how dirty the music industry has become.
Reggie wrote a lengthy post on social media to advice upcoming musicians and also reveal some of the crazy things musicians do to make money.
His post passionately reads,
“If you’re an upcoming Ghanaian music artist reading this post right now, I WANT YOU TO QUIT DOING MUSIC IN GHANA and go and learn a trade, go get some new vocational skills like Carpentry, Masonry, Hairdressing, Tailoring, or further your education in law, accounting, Engineering., Marketing or in Science.
“Take my advice today and you will thank me in 10years time cuz apart from ARMED ROBBERY, doing music in Ghana is the 2nd most dangerous job you can ever do.
“The GOVERNMENT doesn’t give a SH*T about you, GHAMRO will never work for YOU, Musigha is just for decoration and 99% of event organisers cannot pay you the thousands of dollars you expect now cuz they’re all bleeding especially after COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
“Please take my advice and go and find a proper job to do because most of your favourite celebrities are surviving by crazy means and unconventional strategies that you may not have the heart to endure.”
The Afropop star started gaining recognition after pairing with rapper Bolie to form the group Reggie n Bollie and participated in the X Factor show in 2015.