Ghanaian Disc Jockey, DJ Slim has shared his take on the alleged arrest of VGMA2023 Artiste of the Year, Black Sherif.
Speaking to Caleb Nii Boye on TV3’s Twitter space, DJ Slim indicated how the issue of artistes not showing up for events they have been invited for has been a problem the industry has been dealing with since time immemorial.
“This issue is deeply rooted in industry and it needs to be dealt with. This issue of artistes not showing up for shows, not providing promotional tools for events has, one way or the other, destroyed our reputation abroad,” he stated.
The Ghanaian radio personality also spoke about Ghanaians not appreciating our talents and expecting them to go the extra mile like the Nigerians. He expressed his contentment in seeing Sarkodie doing his thing on the foreign stage though the numbers present at Ghanaian shows abroad are nothing to write home about.
“Most of the Ghanaian events that are being held in the United States are a total flop and I would not lie. It’s quite refreshing to see Sarkodie mount the stage and get the type of audience that he has but most of the time, we sit on Twitter with our small Twitter fingers and we believe they should be doing more than they are doing. We believe they should be doing what Burna Boy and the others are doing but it’s not easy,” he pointed out.
Sharing how far back the issue was, DJ Slim mentioned how event organizers back in the day, deceived the masses just to get the numbers.
“This thing goes way back into the Daddy Lumba era where event organizers could get on their platforms to market an event using the name of Daddy Lumba, Nana Acheampong, Kojo Antwi and tell people that these people will be here and then at the end of the day, the artistes will not turn up. This attitude of ‘no show’ from the artistes is in two folds; either the event organizer’s or the artiste’s fault,” he indicated.
The Kumasi-based DJ further shared his thoughts on how Black Sherif handled the deal he had with the organizers of the event from Greece, stating, “I don’t know the tiny details of this one so I’m not going to put any blame on Blacko or the event organizer but I’m only saying based on what I have heard so far. I mean, if it was just based on sending a simple promotional tool like a video endorsing it after receiving a down payment of 20,000 dollars, how hard is it for you to get this thing done.”
By Esther Aryee|3xtra.tv|Ghana