Ghanaian dancehall legend Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr professionally known as Shatta Wale has in a social media post called out all industry players and stake holders in the Ghanaian music scene to come together and help in reviving and making the industry formidable against foreign influence.
According to him, lack of policies and unity are some of the major drivers of the current struggles of the industry to survive.
In a Facebook post he wrote the following.
Thinking aloud on a Tuesday afternoon!!!
I write this with deep concern about the challenges that have prevented major global music industries from investing and partnering with our beloved industry in Ghana. It is clear that the lack of conducive policies, infrastructure, and resources have hindered our growth and potential on the international stage. We must urgently address this by improving regulatory frameworks, investing in modern infrastructure, and strengthening intellectual property rights and licensing. It is time for us to work together to create an enabling environment that attracts major global investments and propels our music industry to unprecedented heights, contributing to our national identity and economy.
Let us rally together as stakeholders in the Ghanaian music industry and collaborate to open the doors of opportunity for our industry. By any means necessary, we need to put in efforts to make sure our music is heard globally as Ghanaians.
Let’s act now and fast.