UK-based Ghanaian artiste Fuse ODG has cautioned Ghanaians against using the Grammys to measure the greatness of an artiste.
He made this comment following the penchant of music lovers, connoisseurs and laymen in Ghana who blast artists for their failure to lay their hands on the prestigious award. According to the TINA (This Is New Africa) philosopher, even Bob Marley doesn’t have a Grammy and that does not in any way compromise cheapen his legendary status.
The award-winning singer who once collaborated with Wyclef Jean for the remix of his ‘Antenna’ hit song, urged Ghanaian artists to stretch their tentacles beyond the Grammy Awards. Speaking during an interview with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz, the singer also advised Ghanaian musicians not to limit their talents to an award scheme they are bigger than.
He encouraged them to keep sharing their talent with their rest of the world through their crafts because that is the most important thing which is even way above the Grammys.
“I think we need to be careful so we don’t equate the Grammys to talent. Ghana has some of the best talents that the world has ever seen,” he told Andy Dosty.
“In the afrobeats scene, Ghana has contributed next to Nigeria more than any other country in the world. We have broken records that nobody has ever broken before so Ghana to me, is way above the Grammys,” he added.