It is not every money you collect as an artiste-Nana Yaa

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Musician Nana Yaa, daughter of Highlife legend Pat Thomas has advised musicians in the country to be wary about the kind of monies they take from show promoters, arguing that if an artiste does not assess him or herself properly before accepting a deal and the payment thereof, the fellow might get disgraced in the end.

‘’I have had to go hungry some times because I refused to say yes to certain gigs and I refuse to get paid either because I don’t approve of those gigs. Sometimes you have to learn how go hungry and to say no, I am artiste this is what I want, pay me or forget it’’ she said on an Accra based radio station and monitored by

According to her, it is important for Ghanaian artistes to invest in their work and to move away from mediocrity which tend to lessen them in the eyes of show organisers and promoters.

‘’Again I think we need to change the way we do things. We tend to be so mediocre in the things we do and we must change that in order to earn their respect. When we invest in our work and the quality shows, they will pay us well’’ she said.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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