Veteran highlife musician Solomon Kofi Adjei, known in showbiz circles as Mr Solomon, has expressed his desire to monetize his music career from henceforth. He noted that he hasn’t been able to make money after investing a lot of money into his craft.
Speaking to the host of Adwumapa Mbre on Connect97.1fm, the former Slip Music Production signee said he never made a dime since he started his journey as a highlife musician. He added that even though he had a nationwide hit under the label, headed by Mark Okuraku Mantey.
“I did not make any money under Slip Music. I’m not here to discredit Okuraku Mantey. I was actually just having fun with music, so I did not get any returns. I was a little bit young and naive, as well. So I didn’t know how things work.”
The German-based Ghanaian highlife musician said he has been attending to other business hence his long absence from the music scene.
“I have been in Germany taking care of other businesses. But I know there’s a lot I have to give when it comes to highlife, which is the origin of Ghanaian music. I think this is the time and that’s why I’ve decided to bounce back into the Ghanaian music scene. And this time, I will make it a full-time business.”
The ‘Odo Kakra sika Kakra’ hitmaker hinted at an album release soon and is already promoting some singles. He urged Ghanaians to support his craft and celebrate him while alive.
“I am promoting three singles at the moment – “Obi do”, “Odo ho Asem” and “Asomrodwe”. I will release my next album soon and I urge Ghanaians, both young and old, to support me because I’m bringing them nothing but good highlife music.”
Mr Solomom shot to fame with his hit single “Odo Kakra sika Kakra” under Slip Music Production in 1996.