Music producer, Joshua Raphaelson, popularly known as JMJ, is unhappy about the way some people are given the chance to talk about issues in the entertainment industry.
He bemoaned how the value of the industry is getting to ‘minus zero’ because of unprofessional pundits.
JMJ, who was speaking on GTV said, “Sometimes, I feel shy telling my close mates that I’m actually part of this industry”.
The popular music producer stressed that well-versed individuals should be engaged.
“when there is a health issue, they bring health professionals.
“When there is an agric conversation, they bring farmers [and] people who are well-versed in the matter.”
He thinks the same cannot be said when it comes to entertainment in Ghana.
“…sometimes when you hear some people talking on TV, and they talking on behalf of all of us, it is saddening.
“You ask: ‘What is the reason you are qualified to be on this set?’,” he queried.
Since it will be risky to let laymen mislead the public, JMJ averred producers at media establishments like GBC are cautious about who to bring on their shows for discussion.
He then asked the audience to imagine if “they brought a fake doctor here and he starts giving wrong prescription and then the innocent person at home just swallows it.
“Entities like GBC know the danger so they’ll make sure they go for people who are well-versed in the conversation.”
JMJ further stated in the entertainment industry, “we are the only people that you’d hear [introduce someone for a conversation as]: ‘He’s a pundit, he’s this, he’s a music critic,” etc. However, the person may be inexperienced in discussing the topic at hand.
“And that’s how we grew our industry. That’s why its value is minus zero today,” he added.