Lack Of Hiplife Category On Streaming Platforms Is The Reason Why Artistes Are Not Doing Hiplife Music – Okyeame Kwame

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Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku
Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku
Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku is a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

Okyeame Kwame is pointing fingers at streaming platforms for not having what it takes to encourage young artistes to do Hiplife.

He said the lack of Hiplife category on streaming platforms is the reason why young artistes in Ghana are not doing Hiplife music.

The popular rapper emphasized the changes that have come with regards to music promotion.

“Music and marketing these days are about money. Gone are the days when we used to sell our CDs to promote our music and make money,” he told Afia Owusu on TV XYZ’s XZONE.

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“Now music is on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon. The online platforms have no genre called Hiplife. So, where are you going to sell your music when you call it Hiplife? There’s no Hiplife on streaming platforms; all they have is hip hop, Afrobeat, neo soul, soul, alternative music, African music, and experimental. So, if your song is not one of these categories, it’s more like creating a round product where the shelves are all in square shape,” the Rap Doctor added.

Okyeame Kwame also stated that the pioneers of Hiplife should have created a similar platform.

“As pioneers, we should have created a similar platform because these streaming platforms were created by man and we can also do the same. If we had done the same with all Ghanaian genres, the younger generation would have been interested in our genres, but the white man will promote his own with stuff he created.”

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