Multiple award-winning Ghanaian Hip-Hop and Afropop Star, Martin Soore known in showbiz as Soorebia has made a passionate appeal to the well-to-do people to support the Creative Arts Industry in the Upper East region to create more employment avenues for people, especially the youth.
The talented rapper raised this significant concern when he appeared as a guest on Bolgatanga-based FM station, A1 Radio, hosted by DJ Lexis on ‘The Fuse’ show.
The Upper East music industry is blessed with great and unique talents that need help to excel nationally, and globally, hence, the involvement of the necessary stakeholders and music investors will create a conducive environment to “enable” these talents blossom and motivate the rising ones.
“Talent is not enough. You need a lot of money. Money is power. If I come, and someone gives a DJ maybe GDo you,000 to play his songs for a week, and from I give the DJ Ghc2,000, you be who? You get? Money is a very big deal. Aside from that, you need people who know the game. People who know how to spend that money that you have. If not, you can just pack it all up and give it to one person and come and sit. It is money, power, and influence. We can only appeal to powerful people who are here to also begin to look our way and attempt to put money and influence into what we are also bringing up,” he said as quoted by A1 Radio.
Over the years, a whole lot of musicians and stakeholders in the region’s creative arts space have complained about the lack of support and incentives in the industry which is limiting them from doing much better in their given occupation. Soorebia has been one of the vocal ones who keeps adding his voice to the passionate appeal to authorities.