Legendary Ghanaian highlife musician, Amakye Dede affectionately called Iron Boy has opined that social media has played a very vital role in the success of contemporary Ghanaian musicians.
According to the back-to-back hit maker, the new crop of musicians do not even have to record many songs to start cashing huge monies into their pockets due to the opportunity social media has presented to them which was not possible back in the day.
“Nowadays, you can observe that the new crop of musicians are making a lot of money though they might not have even done a lot of songs in the music scene. The little that they have been able to achieve in the showbiz industry within a short period of time and they end up getting millions of dollars all because of social media and streams.”
He added that if his generation of musicians had been given the same opportunity, they could have achieved a lot more than they actually did.
“But in our time there was nothing like social media and I can assure you that if we had these internet and social media platforms in our time we would have achieved a lot more in the music scene.”
The ‘Dabi Dabi’ hitmaker recently urged Ghanaians and authorities to honor legends while they are alive rather than waiting for them to die before appreciating their efforts and contribution to society.