Ghanaian Hiplife artiste Nii Addo Quaynor, more commonly known by his stage name, Tinny, is bewailed by what he says is a “sickening” attitude of Ghanaian media houses, accusing them of airing more songs and videos by foreign acts than local artists.
“Ghanaians don’t believe in Made in Ghana stuff. Like Ghanaian artists wouldn’t see Nigerian acts like American artists. Even if an artists is coming from Congo or Togo, they get better treatment like Jay Z would.
“I dropped Tiokor video a few days ago. It should have been on all the TV stations but it’s only a few who have featured the video on their channels. But you tune into these same stations and Chris Brown, R Kelly and other American artists’ videos are playing” remarked the Aletse rapper in an interview on Monday.
Tinny who turned 33 today January 19, said he has observed music producers and DJs have been given too much power in recent times.
According to the rapper who has released five studio albums since his debut in 2003, music producers are killing the creativity of artists by allowing sound engineers an upper hand.
“Now the music is more about business than creativity. Now its beats – People want to dance. I don’t think we believe in good music anymore. These days, people do songs, they don’t do music. A song passes after a few rotations but music stands the test of time,” he bemoaned.