Ghanaian musicians are trying so hard to make waves in many other countries which South Africa is not excluded but it looks like they need to push harder.
One of the most popular Ghanaian-born music producers in South Africa has made a heartbreaking revelation when speaking to Zionfelix on his ‘Uncut’ show in the country on the southernmost tip of the African continent. Ctea Beats who has worked with renowned African musicians like Sarkodie, Patoranking, Kwesi Arthur, Becca, Black Coffee and many others made it known during the chat that Ghanaian songs are rarely played in South Africa.
According to him, few Ghanaian musicians are lucky to have their songs played at nightclubs and even with that, they are not played more than 60 seconds. He noted that most Ghanaians songs which gain airplay at nightclubs are played for about 30 seconds and it is changed.
Ctea Beats futher made it point blank that “Ghanaian music is not really played here”. The music producer continued that Ghanaian songs are mostly played at Gabon nightclubs in South Africa since Gabonese mostly want to hear tunes from Ghanaian musicians. Listing Ghanaian artistes whose songs are mostly played in South African clubs, he mentioned Sarkodie, Kidi and few others.
Ctea Beats worked with Nigeria’s Patoranking on his newly released ‘Wilmer’ album.