You’re not a musician unless you can write your own songs – Felicia Osei’s interview with a secular artist sparks debate

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In recent weeks, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the practice of artists writing songs for other artists, particularly in the Ghanaian afrobeat scene.

In recent weeks, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the practice of artists writing songs for other artists, particularly in the Ghanaian afrobeat scene.

This topic gained significant attention when two well-known Ghanaian afrobeat stars got into a dispute over a contract breach.

The media was heavily involved in this discussion, which eventually came to a resolution when the other party fulfilled their part of the agreement. It is worth noting that it has become quite common for musicians to compose songs for their fellow musicians within the Ghanaian music industry.

Taking us beyond this issue, a recent interview conducted by renowned radio personality Felicia Osei has ignited a debate within the media.

During the interview, Reggae Dancehall star Andy Odarky expressed his view that having a captivating voice alone does not qualify someone as an artist if they are unable to write their own songs.

Odarky believes that being an artist entails having the ability to sit down and create a fresh melody rather than relying on existing songs and merely adding their own lyrics to them.

This perspective has sparked an ongoing discussion about the role of songwriting in defining an artist’s identity.

This statement from Odarky has sparked a debate.

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