Music of Monday, 20 March 2017
UK born Ghanaian Artist Michael Yaw Kwapong known by his stage name Mickey has said that making it in the Ghana music industry is less difficult and stressful as compared to the hustle you go through in the UK when you are an underground artiste.
The young Rapper said because of the number of rappers and musicians in the UK, It becomes difficult to get mainstream recognition hence his decision to leave the UK and pursue his music career in his mother’s home country.
He made this revelation while answering a question about why he left the UK to Ghana purposely to do music. “Because the UK is so big it’s harder to get known. There are so many rappers in the UK that have been rapping for so many years and have got nowhere. Even though my passport says British, My blood is Ghanaian and I want to start my empire in Ghana.
The Rapper who is currently promoting his single “Desire”said this on the mid-morning coffee show which airs on Radio GIJ 97.7 fm over the weekend when he was interviewed by Nana kwabena Agyare popularly called Uncle Dj Rob.
He added that his mom did not support his decision to leave the UK and come to Ghana to pursue music but she eventually gave in and got to understand that music was his passion.
Speaking on other issues, Mickey said that he was happy that UK based Artiste like Eugy and Fuse ODG were making it and was looking forward to putting Ghana on the map just like how the two were doing.