Popular Ghanaian musician Kuami Eugene has been in the spotlight, with some people criticizing him for using sampled music in his songs. However, entertainment pundit and artiste manager, Edem Tsortome, explained that sampling is a common practice in the music industry and cited Burna Boy, Nigeria’s famous artist who also uses samples in his music.
Tsortome emphasised that sampling is a crucial part of music creation and that Kuami Eugene’s innovative use of samples has helped him stand out from other artists.
He took a moment to address some criticisms directed at Kuami Eugene for sampling music in his work in a conversation on Showbiz University that delved into the discussion revolved around the immense influence of Ghanaian music sensation, Kuami Eugene, in the music industry.
“It is a vital part of the music creation process, and Kuami Eugene’s innovative use of samples has set him apart from his peers,” he said.
Edem Tsortome also highlighted the key factors contributing to Kuami Eugene’s exceptional success. “One of the standout aspects of Kuami Eugene’s career is his ability to adapt his sound while retaining his core fanbase. This strategy has not only kept his existing fans engaged but has also attracted new admirers, significantly enhancing his influence in the industry.” He said.
“Even in 2021, a year in which he did not release new songs, Kuami Eugene managed to stay relevant in the music scene.” Edem Tsortome attributes this to the artist’s knack for collaborating with top-tier fanbases and effectively leveraging their reach and impact.
“Kuami Eugene’s lyrical depth and his relatability with his fans were also highlighted during the discussion. His ability to connect with his audience on a personal level has undoubtedly played a pivotal role in his rise to stardom.”
Furthermore, it was acknowledged that Kuami Eugene’s impact on other artists is undeniable. His talents and unique approach to music have served as a source of inspiration for many emerging artists, adding to his overall influence in the Ghanaian music landscape.
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