It’s a funny idea that musicians must have hit songs to stay relevant - Ambolley

Legendary musician, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, known for his "Simigwa Do Man" song says he believes that musicians do not need to release hits consistently to stay relevant

Gyedu Blay Ambolley performing at Miss Ghana 2015

According to him, contrary to the widely held perception that a musician needs to release hits consistently to stay relevant, he believes that carefully making music that resonates with people is the way to go.

“I don’t subscribe to the idea that a musician has to constantly release hits upon hits to make a mark. In fact, if you ever dream of making a name for yourself in this industry, go harder, make timeless music. Focus on the quality of your music and the issues you want to tackle so that your audience can best relate with your craft even when you go silent for a while.

“The idea that a musician has to release hit songs every day is funny. If you are only looking at getting gigs to play, then you can focus on making hits because that is what event organisers want. They only look at exploiting your currency to make money for themselves and not help you build your craft. But if you have future plans, then make quality and timeless music,” he told the Graphic Showbiz.

Unlike many musicians who chase after one-hit wonders, Ambolley's career has been marked by a commitment to creating timeless music that transcends generations and he believes up and coming acts can take a cue from his journey.


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