Ghanian rapper, Elom Abablah, popularly known as E.L has rubbished claims made some artists in the Industry that they made a fortune through music.

According to the VGMA’S 17th edition ‘artistes of the year’ winner, the music business in Ghana is not as lucrative as some of his colleagues claim.

“Music is just a means to an end. You cannot leave a legacy through music. It is actually the businesses you use your music for. How much can you sell an album or a song in Ghana? Any artiste who says he made a fortune only through music is a liar,” he said.

He, however dared any artist to prove to him that he built a house or any other project from doing music only.

“No artiste in Ghana can tell me he built a house or made a big fortune with an album or a particular song. I challenge any musician to come and contest me. It is how you direct your music into other businesses,” he stressed.

He also noted that the money they get from shows that they play are just ‘chicken change’.

“Forget about the shows because I have mounted every show in Ghana and they don’t pay that much. The money we get from shows is peanuts; it only lasts for a month or two,” he said.


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