A Nigerian journalist has advised musicians in Ghana to mount pressure on the stiffed running government to pass the broadcasting bill if they want Ghana’s entertainment industry to grow.
According to Celestine, who works at Metro FM in Nigeria, Nigerians hardly see Ghanaian musicians in their country for promotional tours. He added that the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission has passed a law which allows the country to play more than 80% of Nigerian songs hence Ghanaians should emulate it to make their music industry lucrative.“If your song is not popular in a place you do not expect them to dance to what they do not know. The song will have to penetrate the market.
If people can not relate to your song then it is like you are making noise…” he said on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM on Monday. The policy is still in place on paper because our radio stations play 70% Nigerian music & 30% foreign content.
The government also sponsors the industry since it is the second largest source of income for the youth hence making the entertainment very lucrative.