A member of defunct 4×4 music group, Coded from experience has shared a piece of advice targetted at his colleague artistes.
He has urged artistes not to force themselves to stay relevant when their careers take a turn over a period.
Speaking to actor Kwaku Manu on his Aggressive Interviews show on Youtube, Coded noted, “I don’t see the reason why an old musician will try and compete with the young ones when they have enjoyed their time in the past.
“A musician must know that they cannot stay on top forever. For instance, why would 4X4 try and compete with the likes of Medikal, KiDi or Sarkodie when we have enjoyed our time in the past.”
He believes fans might lose interest over time and trying to fit in is just too much of a trouble.
“I see this as troubling your mind when you know the fans you had before may not be interested in what you do now,” he said.
Touching on what becomes of musicians after their peak period passes, he said, “Almost all the old musicians are paid nothing when they go out to support other musicians who have their concerts. They just want to tell the fans they are still there.”
Coded who was featured on Sarkodie’s ‘Year of Return’ that was released in December 2019 also addressed rumours and spoke about the state of the 4×4 group “we actually sat down and decided what we want to do with the group and we decided each should embark on a solo project. It was not money or our wives who caused the separation. It was a decision by the 4×4 group we formed 17 years ago,” he stated