Singer Akwaboah has revealed it was his plan from the onset to record his own songs at some point of his career.
The singer mentioned the amount singers and rappers had to part with to get a live studio recording like he is doing with Sarkodie now.
�Doing live is very expensive. If you want to do digital, you can get into a studio, pay the engineer GHc800 to GHc1000 and everything will be done. But if you doing live you have to call a bassist, live percussionist, backing vocalist and that can cost you close to Ghc2200 for one song.
Even playing live is expensive because whatever you get you must give the band a reasonable amount. And the instrumentalists won�t be available at the same time and it takes several days for each instrumentalist to come around and play their part.�
The I Do Love You singer bemoaned how Ghanaian acts that he wrote for didn�t appreciate his effort and credit him accordingly.
�There is one thing I believe about Nigerians, when they get, they give you the songwriter some but Ghanaians don�t do that and that�s where our problem lies. I feel it's business and it�s not my intention to write songs for people for them to record, become big and later I break them down. I still love to write songs for people but now it's business. If you really want me to write you a song, I will give you a contract. If you are cool with it, I will write for you.�
�The channels in Ghana don�t work, if it was abroad, I would have been in my mansions with cars and more. Three award-winning hit songs? The system doesn�t work and artistes are not helping too. I have a clean heart to work for people and I expect them to give me what�s due me. But initially all I wanted was the acknowledgment but some did and some didn�t.�
�I had my plans of becoming an artiste at some point and it�s not that I started because people weren�t giving me credit enough. I did because that was the plan,� he concluded.
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