GHANAIAN MUSIC producer, Mark Okraku Mantey, has urged musicians in the country to pay attention to lyrics in their songs.
According to him, even though he pays less attention to lyrics due to his production line of work, he still thinks lyrics form part of the reason a song will endure in the industry or expire.
Mr Okraku Mantey, who is also the president of the Creative Arts Council, made this comment in an interview with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM.
“Lyrics matter and are very important. I listen to lyrics and make sure it hits your soul. We must appreciate people who write deeply. Unfortunately, in our award schemes we don’t put spotlight on that…,” he said.
“Personally, I do not listen to lyrics because of my production side. My interest is the mixing and value. If it’s commerce, I make sure it becomes a hit. If you take junk in terms of lyrics it shows. How you’re nurtured shows the kind of person you are just as music. The songs you listen to make you who you are….”
He said of the musicians that “Those who understand the language, lyrics matter to them [even though] people do things for talk abilities and get the hits. That’s the intent…” he told Dosty.