Music Alone Cannot Sustain You, You Need Other Sources Of Income – Okyeame Kwame
Okyeame Kwame populary known as Rap Doctor has advised his colleagues in the music industry not to put all their eggs in one basket.
He advises colleagues in the music industry to have other streams of income that will secure their live forever.
Speaking on Adom FM, Rap Doctor said because the royalty system does not pay in Ghana, “musicians can’t rely solely on music for the livelihood.”
“Elsewhere, if you produce one music, you get a lot from royalties but the case is different in Ghana. That is why you need other income streams to cushion you,” he said.
Okyeame Kwame added, “everybody knows Amakye Dede is also into farming, Kojo Antwi has a hotel, Daddy Lumba is into salt business. You can’t always be on top so you need a backup.”
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He made this statement when he was asked if he would allow his children to do music.
According to Okyeame Kwame, he will not decide for his children to do full-time music or not.
He added that many actors, actresses, and musicians have been seen over the years doing different things aside their career in music.
Actress Yvonne Okoro in an interview on Hitz Daybreak with Andy Dosty said she has other businesses including real estate. She is also the host of the cooking show dubbed, ‘Cooks and Braggarts.’
Actor John Dumelo has also ventured into farming and actress Fella Makafui has a wine shop and clothing line. Some musicians like Sarkodie also owns a self branded clothing line.
He explained that in the music industry, an artiste will not always have a smooth sail financially. Due to that reason, there is a need to have another source of income to be able to provide for his/her children in the near future.
Okyeame Kwame who is preparing to release his Made in Ghana album, recently released the second single.