Many music enthusiasts wouldn’t anticipate legendary Ghanaian highlife musician, Amakye Dede and hiplife/hip hop music dynamo, Guru to charge the same amount of money per local show.
However, from the recent research made by Reagan Mends of www.razzonline.com after contacting some event organisers and artists managers, Guru who was charging GHC 8,000 per show a year ago now together with legendary highlfe Musician, Amakye Dede charge GHC50,000.00 per show.
Guru, per every local show, charges a minimum of GHC50, 000.00 and 100.000.00 US dollars for international gigs. On occasions, this may seem like a lot of money, but when you consider how much it costs to rent a soundstage, have a production team, figure out lighting, do a dress rehearsal, organize a wardrobe, plus anything else that may need to happen, creating and preforming at a gig can have a hefty pricetag.
Ever since he was involved in the fatal accident that took the life of his former manager, Amakye Dede barely holds shows these days but when he decides to mount a stage, he will also do it for nothing less than GHC50, 000 for local shows.
Multiple award winning dancehall artist, Samini, who was charging GHC15, 000.00 a year ago now charges GHC20, 000.00 per local gig
Fuse ODG tops the chart as the highest paid Ghanaian musician who charges GHC120.000.00 per local gig and 100.000.00 US dollars for international gigs
Here’s how much some top Ghanaian musicians charge per show currently
1. Fuse ODG – GHC120, 000.00
2. Daddy Lumba- GHC100.000.00
3. Sarkodie – GHC80.000.00
4. Shatta Wale – GHC60.000.00
5. R2bees – GHC60, 000.00
6. Amarkye Dede – GHC50.000.00
7. Guru – GHC50, 000.00
8. EL – GHC20, 000.00. Pappy Kojo – GHC10, 000.00
9. Samini- GHC20, 000.00
10. Keche – GHC10, 000.00
11. Bisa Kdei – GHC10, 000.00
12. Joey B – GHC8.000.00