Some Ghanaian Musicians Don’t Appreciate Hard Work But Want Quick Results- M.anifest Spits Fire
M.anifest’s brand has been devoid of controversies and sensationalism since he made his debut into the mainstream a few years ago.
Albeit that has not changed, he was very vocal with the approach of some Ghanaian musicians towards their craft in a recent interview with Graphic Showbiz.
In his view, it’s not good that some artistes have failed to acknowledge and appreciate hard work as a basic ingredient for success but instead choose the quickest path to make it through fair or foul means.
“We are a people who don’t talk about progress, we don’t talk about results but always want to enjoy success. No, it doesn’t work like that when we can’t even do due diligence with our creativity.
“Everything is “sakawa”, quick quick money so quick quick fame and success. That is all that seems to matter but the fact that an artiste is successful today doesn’t mean the breakthrough happened overnight.
“You can’t just be interested in somebody’s achievement without considering the process they went through and the excellence they put in their craft,” he stated.
He also highlighted why he has remained true to his identity juxtaposed to what others are doing. He indicated that many young artistes had been forced to abandon their style for popular trends because they wanted to ‘blow.’
“I’ve never been under pressure to do music that people think will be accepted by the masses because anyone who wants extra results for an initiative has to be bold to take new steps.
“Unfortunately, most Ghanaian artistes are relaxed in that regard. But the truth is that we have to use our creativity to find new ways to break ground and not just take anything that we think is easy or comfortable for everybody.