Modernistic African music artist Lamisi in an exclusive interview on Kofi TV lamented about the language barrier being a major challenge she faces as an indie artist. She further stated the difficulties she encounters with people in the media space who want her to conform to their ideas of doing music instead of supporting what she does.
“Djs and few industry players advice me to do music like Ebony and MzVee, because my music doesn’t fit. But they’ve forgotten MzVee has identified her brand. That is what works for her, it suits her. I feel what I’ve is not bad” added.
She also raised concerns about how influential the media is in making songs popular. But the media has turned blind eye on her kind of music which makes it difficult for new varieties of music to be accepted by the masses. She pleaded with the media to lionize and create a space for new varieties of music to make wave on their radar.
The singer who was recently in Italy to perform at Biri Italia beer festival and record couple of songs shared her experience with Europeans. According to her, during her performance, she realized most Ghanaians don’t like variety, but Europeans do. She recalled how the Europeans connected with her music.
Though they didn’t understand the lyrical content, they appreciated her originality, melodies, style, sound production, uniqueness and personality. Their reactions informed her, good music is good music, language can never be a barrier when music is of quality substance and production.
Enjoy songs from her #BrighterSide album: https://songwhip.com/album/lamisi/brighter-side
Story by: John Claude Tamakloe.
Source: Beenie Words