The burning desire for Showbiz People to achieve in Ghana has been the utmost discussion on many entertainment discussion platforms on both radio and television in recent times. One of such issues came up again on Thursday 5th November 2020`s edition of Showbiz Agenda ably hosted by Sammy Flex on Zylofon 102.1 FM.
In the middle of a heated conversation between an investor in the creative arts space called Gideon Narh who happens to be the Chief Executive Officer of Harbour City Records, he revealed walking out of the entertainment industry after being discouraged from a failed investment in music duo Gallaxy Gh. In his submission, he kept asking a rhetorical question of the state of Zylofon Music and its investment, probing whether they have recouped their investment after signing all the huge brands in our music space including Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Becca, Joyce Blessing, Obibini, Kumi Guitar, Tiisha and others.
In a sharp response, Nana Appiah Mensah- Chief Executive Officer of the Zylofon Group of companies who chanced on the discussion via radio sent a message to subtly respond to the queries put out by Gideon Narh of Harbour City Records.
Read exactly what he shared with the host of the show Sammy Flex: “Hi Sam, hope you’re well? You’re having an insightful show. Keep it up bro. Our industry as a whole owe it a duty to institute an affirmative action for our arts investors if we want the Ghana arts industry to thrive and to meaningfully contribute to Ghana’s GDP(Gross domestic product). Our objective is to first help develop the non-existent or malfunctioning systems and structures in order to reap in the long term. Unfortunately, we are in the minority. To attract the majority of investors who seek short term returns, it’s imperative to institute an affirmative action/policy for arts investors as soon as we can. Thank you. Good morning. NAM.
Story by: Akua Gyemfa