Afropop and Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy, has revealed that the Ghanaian music industry is broke as compared to their Nigerian counterpart.

He revealed the industry’s current state can be attributed to lack of investments and seriousness on the part of artistes, managements and the structure of the industry as a whole.

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Stonebwoy explained that seriousness comes with creativity and the desire to reach higher heights in one’s music career, qualities to him most artistes do not possess.

Borrowing Shatta Wale’s line in one of his songs, the ‘Top Skanka’ hitmaker asked: “If the industry is not serious, how can politicians invest huge sums?”

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In an interview on Accra-based Starr FM, monitored by, he further revealed that Nigerian artistes make constant efforts to promote their songs off -shore, hence their international recognition.

According to Stonebwoy, some Ghanaian artistes complain rather than find means of correcting problems in the industry while others fail to identify the problem.

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Additionally, he urged senior artistes to help up-and-coming ones breakthrough in the music industry.