Afrobeats artiste Oduma Essan is pleading with top musicians to be welcoming when young musicians reach out to them for help.
According to the Nigerian musician based in Ghana, top musicians in Ghana are not helpful. “I have been in Ghana for more than 10 years doing music and I have been through hell getting collaboration from these top musicians who are my friends. I reach out to them and it is one excuse to the other. I ended up giving up on most of them I called for collaboration,” he told Graphic Showbiz.
Citing an example about one bad experience he encountered, Oduma Essan said he reached out to Joe B for a collaboration and it was hell.
“After paying Joe B for collaboration I had to chase him up and down before he finally agreed to feature on a song with me.
After the song was done he did not even bother to promote the song on any of his social media handles despite my plea. This is not how a colleague musician treats the other fellow.
“I have come to realize that in this music industry, it is just you and how you make it. I can tell you that Black Sherif who most musicians are hailing now reached out to these top musicians when he was underground but they did not mind him. Now that he is all over the place all the top musicians wants to work with him. That is not how it should work” he stated.
Away from that, Oduma Essan is promoting his latest single Street Dues. On the song, Oduma is talking about the struggles he has been through as a musician. According to him in the song, he has paid his dues in the music industry and needs to be given some credit.
Speaking in an interview with Graphic Showbiz, Oduma said he wrote Street Dues due to the struggles he has been through.
“The fact that I am not blown yet does not mean that I am not working. I have been working hard you just need one song and you will be everywhere and I know I am going to blow soon” he said.
Oduma Essan has other songs like Totally, Pressure, The Key, Coronavirus, Show Body, Come Take and Make We Cooperate.