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I’m Disappointed In Some Popular Artistes —Kwesi Ernest

Kwesi Ernest

It was a lit December last year with a record number of events, and while patrons had a swell time at most of these events, not everyone was impressed with what went on, especially the performances of some artistes.

One of such persons is artiste manager Kwesi Ernest who said he was disappointed in some artistes whose performances he witnessed during the festivities.

According to him, he attended most of the events and he was not impressed with some of the artistes who he had expected to shake the stage.

“I saw Fameye at almost all the events and I never liked any of his performances. Fameye has great songs out there and I expected more from him but anytime he came on stage, it is either he was going off key or his voice was fluctuating. I cannot tell whether he was tired but it was bad for him as a musician.

“I was also disappointed in Sista Afia when she joined Sarkodie on stage at this year’s Rapperholic, her voice and her total performance were off,” he told Graphic Showbiz recently.

Kwesi Ernest explained that it is about time musicians put more into their craft. “We want to have a feel of the musician more than the music we just hear on the radio. They need to hire choreographers and work on their stagecraft.

“We need a full package and not miming over a CD on such big platforms. It looks like musicians in Ghana take the audience for granted and just do anything for them which should not be so,” he stated.

To him, an artiste could not have very good songs and be flopping on stage. “No event organiser will be willing to book you for their event if they see you flopping on stage. You need to justify why you are charging so much and the audience has to benefit from paying so much to come and watch you,” he said.

Explaining more, Kwesi Ernest said only a few artistes seemed to have invested in their craft and the situation was not good for a growing industry such as ours.

“There are professionals whose job is to coach the artiste to be a good performer on any given stage at any given time. I also say that none of my artistes will ever flop on stage because I work on them. I get the best people to guide them to become great performers,” he said.

Source: Graphic Showbiz

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