They say I’m too old to do music- Kwaisey Pee on why he almost quit music

Ghanian Highlife musician Kwaisey Pee has revealed that in the last 13 years of his music career he has made four attempts at leaving because of frustrations in the industry.

Kwaisey Pee

According to him, his frustrations started when he failed to get the attention of Ghanaians despite releasing great songs adding that he got a lot of bad comments and insults anytime he releases a song


Speaking to Graphic Showbiz, Pee was quoted as saying, “For the past 13 years, I have been releasing good songs but they don’t get the needed attention, they are rather met with insults. I have personally sent some of my songs to radio stations after releasing them and as we speak, I am yet to hear them on air.

“I mostly get comments like stay away from music and give the young ones a chance and that I am too old to do music, others tell me straight away they are not interested in my works.”

“Such comments make me feel so bad that all I want to do is to give up on music. In fact, I have thought about it on a number of occasions to stop doing music and venture into other stuff,” said.

When asked why he continued to make music in the face of such discouragement and frustration, Kwaisey Pee stated it was because he was passionate about it and because his family and friends simply wouldn’t allow him to follow through with his choice.

“Whenever I decide to abandon music, I consult family and friends and they never support me. I remember telling a colleague musician I was tired of music and wanted to switch to something else. He came over and spent close to two hours convincing me to stay in the industry. My family never supports me anytime I discuss leaving music,” he revealed.

The highlife musician is mostly known for his soothing voice, and has five albums to his credit. In 2007, he won the Best Male Vocal performance of the Ghana Music Awards.


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