It is time Eastern Region also beat its chest of popular musicians as other regions can boast of, Head of Programs at Joy Daddy Multimedia (JDM) has emphasized.
Owoahene Kwabena Acheampong, speaking to Bryt FM news anchors, Nsempawura and Nyarko Abronoma, on Thursday evening, challenged industry players to support the agenda already taken by JDM to make it a reality to support musicians in the region.
According to him, in line with the agenda, Aben FM 94.9 in collaboration with Y&K, is organizing the maiden edition of "Kofcity We Dey", a music festival to support talented musicians who are residents in the region.
He commended legend musicians from the region, who were able to break barriers with their music, mentioning, the late Daasebre Gyamera, George Darko, Oheneba Kissi among many others.
Mr. Owoahene Acheampong revealed that eleven (11) artists have been selected for the maiden edition with their songs going to get the needed publicity on all JDM media outlets as far as the festival is concerned.
The 10 up and coming musicians will be selected from known Ghanaian genres such as Highlife, Hiplife, Reggae/Dancehall, and Gospel.
The Kofcity We Dey Project which is going to be a yearlong annual event has as its main objective to raise at least one Eastern Region based top musician like the Fancy Gadam and Macassio of Northern Region, Flowking Stone, Amerado and Kin Paluta of Ashanti Region, Kofi Kinaata of Takoradi and the Teephlow of Central Region.
The project will also create performance avenues and get their songs on radio and TV rotations in the East and the whole of Ghana which will give and increase their publicity mileage. The project will also inculcate in them the act of show business and branding and education on copyright-related issues.
These 10 up and coming musicians will also be featured on a Kofcity We Dey theme song and compilation which will be released on all media platforms. The project also has bloggers, DJs, and Presenters that will be at the helm of promotion and publicity.
The musicians are also expected to perform their songs on the 24th December 2019 night to show the crowd what they are also made of.
He stressed a team of well-experienced stakeholders, including musicians, producers, DJs, bloggers as well as pundits has been constituted to ensure they delve into the issue critically and bring out holistic ideas of promoting music in the region.
He made a comparison of Edem from the Volta region, Fancy Gaddam from Northern Region, Flowking Stone from Ashanti Region, Kofi Kinaata from Central Regions among others, saying, it is time for Eastern Region to also prove to the world that, we also got talents.
JDM made up of Bryt FM, Dadi FM, Lord FM, Aben FM, Jaydee FM, sweet FM, Bryt TV, and Joydaddymultimedia.com has set the record since operating five years ago, as the only media house to lighten up entertainment in the region and beyond with spectacular events.
It also has a record of being the media house that has featured all the 'big' artists, being musicians, comedians, actors and even footballers in Ghana on their shows.
Source: Kwabena Nyarko Abronoma/Joydaddymultimedia.com