Home Showbiz I believe that as far as I’m doing the music I can always make more – Mr Drew on why he left royalties with former label
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I believe that as far as I’m doing the music I can always make more – Mr Drew on why he left royalties with former label

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Ghanaian Highlife and Afrobeats musician,  Mr. Drew has cleared the air on his earlier comments to leave all his share of royalties with his former label, Highly Spiritual Music as a form of gratitude to its owner, Kaywa.

 

In a recent appearance on Showbiz 360, the renowned Afro-pop singer made a surprising announcement that left fans and industry insiders alike buzzing with admiration and respect.

He revealed his decision to leave his share of royalties from his past hits to Kaywa’s label as an act of gratitude for their pivotal role in his career journey.

Further commenting on the matter in an exclusive interview on #3FMDrive with Giovani and AJ Sarpong on August 22, 2023, Mr. Drew stated, “Well, what I said was what I said, but at the same time I believe that as far as I’m doing the music I can always make more… it was me saying thank you [to Kaywa] for everything and then I’d leave it at that.”

READ MORE: Kaywa and I are cool. I leave my share of royalties to the label to show my gratitude – Mr. Drew

AJ Sarpong, co-host of the show, pointed out the remarkable impact Mr. Drew’s hits have had on the music scene and the proceeds he’ll make from royalties.

However, the ‘Tomorrow” hitmaker responded with confidence, stating, “Then we’ll make more. At the end of the day, I am the source, you get it, I am the one writing the music. I don’t think there should be a point where I would be scared then probably I don’t really believe in what I am doing, meanwhile, we are working.”

He also emphasized that he doesn’t view this decision as a limitation but rather proof of the confidence he has in his craft.

He added, “It’ll be like they were my only source. The work is going to continue, but I’m going to leave the old ones with them and we already have a big song right now so we continue doing our work and we keep doing Mr. Drew, keep giving the people bangers. I understand what I’m doing and like I said, it’s gratitude.”

The music industry often witnesses artistes parting ways with their labels in pursuit of greater creative control or financial benefits.

However, Mr. Drew’s decision to leave his share of royalties with Kaywa’s has been met with various reactions from fans.

While others believe his action exemplifies a different kind of narrative—one rooted in appreciation and acknowledgement. Others have however condemned him for the decision calling it “irresponsible”.

Mr Drew is currently an independent artiste who has released new songs including ‘Case Remix’ and ‘Tomorrow’

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