In the ever-evolving world of the music industry, Ghanaian artistes often find themselves caught in a whirlwind of creativity, ambition, and the pursuit of their dreams.
Behind the melodies and spotlight, however, lies a labyrinth of contracts, agreements, and legal intricacies that can either pave the way for success or lead down a path of unforeseen challenges.
And this seems to have been the situation Ghanaian Highlife and Afrobeats musician and dancer, Andrew Nii Commey Otoo known by the stage name Mr Drew found himself in with regard to his contract with Kaywa’s label, Highly Spiritual Music.
Shedding light on the importance of legal scrutiny in an artiste’s journey during an Instagram live session Mr. Drew disclosed, “I should have had a lawyer review the contract from Kaywa’s label. When I eventually had a lawyer look at it, we discovered some aspects that were not favourable.”
The “Dw3” hitmaker’s confession is a stark reminder that, in the fervor of launching a music career, crucial details can often be overlooked, potentially leading to future complications.
Reflecting on his journey, Mr. Drew further expressed genuine concern for fellow artistes and hinted at a profound realization. “I wouldn’t allow my younger brother to sign the same contract I was given by Kaywa’s label if he chooses to enter the music industry.”
The ‘Dw3’ hitmaker who refused to go into details about his exit in an interview with Cookie Tee on TV3’s Newday show on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 is now speaking up about his experience.
According to Mr Drew that his contract with Highly Spiritual Music had ended and it was not obligatory to renew it.
He added that it was also a decision to progress in his career.
“Everyone wants growth; you can’t stay in one place for a long while. It’s more about moving ahead,” he added.
He indicated that he had to rethink and do the right thing, but for now, he has decided to follow in the footsteps of superstars like Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, and Sarkodie who are thriving as independent artists