BY ERICA ARTHUR
FIMFIM THE Rapperman, an artiste, has stated that the entertainment industry in the country needs reformation because of some acts that undermine its growth to the expected standard.
The prolific Ghanaian sound engineer, known in private life as Isaac Adu Buxton, calls those acts ‘Forces.’
Firmfim the Rapperman, who is also a producer, said the entertainment industry does not support originality, a development he attributed to laziness among some of its players.
The prolific artiste, who is leading a-one-man crusade to correct these malicious acts in the industry, said, “The industry is not paying; the industry is on its last legs.”
Firmfim the Rapperman has composed a new tune dubbed ‘Forces’, which exposes the forces that work against talents and creativity in the Ghanaian entertainment industry.
In an interview with DAILY HERITAGE, Fimfim explained that ‘Forces’ was inspired by challenges faced by the artistes in the music industry.
“The industry has been compromised to the point where one artiste needs to sound like the next in order to be given audience.”
He added that, “Several artistes pay a lot of money to get a record done, huge sum to shoot music videos and even pay to get it played on the radio, yet the fans are hesitant to click on buy links to support the act.
“Diversity breeds expansion and that’s what the various stakeholders are failing to appreciate. The industry needs fresh breed of artistes to grow and proper structures to function, hence the inspiration behind the choice of name for the song. ‘Forces’ targets every stakeholder of the industry, Government inclusive.”
Fimfim, who is also known as the conceptual lyricist, in the song, addressed artistes to go back to writing songs.
He said “the torchbearers of the industry should point the light to the right direction, with the government introducing working structures that will check and protect the intellectual properties of the creative arts as a whole.
Hammering on the fact that some industry players do not support talents, but support individuals based on how controversial they get by either exposing some parts of their bodies or doing something to get attention.
“Sex sells but what happens when these same features that made you sexually attractive fades due to aging? Real talent never dies; thus. I will urge these female artistes to work on their talent to sell rather than focusing on their sexuality as a means of breaking through. The art goes beyond the fame.”
‘Forces’ was written and produced by Fimfim and it features DJ Huarache, who did the scratch works during the interludes.
“I am a “conceptual lyricist” who loves addressing issues,” Fimfim said.
The song is available on all digital distribution platforms like sound cloud, iTunes, spotify, deezer, and Amazon.
The video to the song will be dropped soon.
Source: Ghana/dailyheritage.com.gh/April 25, 2019