Working With Songwriters Does Not Mean You Are Not An Artiste – Adina

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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.

Adina has talked about people writing songs for others to sing.

Some people see such practice as abnormal, meanwhile, it is very normal.

In her recent interview with GhanaWeb TV’s Elsie Lamar, the Ghanaian-South African songstress disclosed she works with a lot of songwriters.

She argued that working with songwriters does not mean one is not an artiste.

Adina explained that since it’s a collaborative effort, those involved should be recognized.

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“I work with a lot of songwriters. Sometimes there’s somebody in the room when we are doing the song who will probably say, “let’s put this there”. That person is still recognized when we are doing the split sheets.

“If anybody contributes to a song, they should be given props. And then when it’s royalties, they also get some money or whatever it is because they put in work,” she said.

“People need to be educated that it’s normal. Songwriting doesn’t mean if you don’t write your songs, you’re not an artiste. We all have different gifts.

“Someone’s own is to play the beats. Someone’s own is to sing. Someone’s own is to write. Some people can write and sing, great, but it doesn’t make one person better than the other. We all have our unique gifts that God gave us,” Adina added.

Songwriting issues became topical in Ghana after Kuami Eugene complained about Mr Drew not doing the needful after writing a song for him.

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