Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall artiste, Epixode says he is concerned with leaving a mark in the industry.
Speaking to Andy Dosty on the Daybreak Hitz, he said he is not in a rush to make hit songs that only last for months.
When asked if he feels like giving up sometimes since he started this music journey with lot other musicians who are now known, he said, “Ego happen. I believe in time bro, trust me”
“I don’t really believe in bring the 9-day wonder kinda artiste cos I always believe to leave a mark. Maybe it’s because of how I grew or like the kind of people I had around growing up because then if up till date Wolome will be still taking royalties and will still be singing songs from Bob Marleys and the likes then it means that there definitely has to be a good Epixode after 20 years so that’s how come I don’t really rush in putting out records or trying to do their kind of song where you just wanna blow for 3 months and then that’s it,” he said.
He, however, added that the recognition he is enjoying at the moment is because he is being the voice for his colleague musicians.
“I think I’m actually speaking for my people right now cos I feel like in the music industry we actually need somebody to sometimes air these issues going on and the ‘wahala dey’ [his latest song] is really causing wahala so I think that’s the new thing happening now. It’s been crazy,” he stated.
“Me as an artist or as a creative person felt like it was just time for me to just put some of these things to words”
He went ahead to refute claims that his song [wahala dey] is political.
“Every year I try go out of the party ways to do one particular song where the people need to celebrate. This year I just felt like issues dey happen just put your voice to it because then if kids can actually sing line to line of some of our words which they don’t even have to then I think it’s high time we understand that music is power and then we actually need to channel some of these issues through the lyrics and rhythm. That’s how come we came up with a song like ‘wahala dey”
By: Hajia Lamy Gates| ghanaweekend.com