I’VE MADE NO MONEY AFTER MANY YEARS OF DOING REAL RAP SONGS’ – Edem

Edem, a Ghanaian rapper of Volta ethnicity, maintains that his music career has brought him little money.

The rapper told Andy Dosty on Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz that Ghanaians do not like rap music, which explains the genre’s lack of success in the nation.

According to Edem, the majority of his songs that are popular in the country have relatively little rap and instead emphasize singing.

“I was never paid for my rap tracks.” I did not support rap because of rap music.

My most popular song is ‘Nyornuviade’… His songs “Over Again” and “Koene” are the most profitable, according to him.

Asked about what he believes has contributed to the plight of rap music in Ghana, Edem said that the fan base for rap musicians does not show strong support for the genre.

I NEED HELP BADLY SO I CAN’T HELP EVERY VOLTARIAN ARTIST – Edem

Ayigbe Edem has addressed his kin’s ongoing music business squabbling. Despite his greatest attempts, the musician says his strength has a limit.

Many followers asked Edem about aiding other musicians from his area (Volta region) and tribe during a live Facebook video he did with his fans.

Because of his enormous growth in this area, Edem disclosed that his limit, a one-man band, has gone overlooked.

“I can’t assist everyone.” Indeed, that is the case. I need support to progress. I’m pushing myself while lifting others. So I do my best to keep the area still. And it’s no longer about a certain artist. I’m making it about bringing everyone up. It is thus unnecessary to ask why you do not assist the Volta performers.

“Nobody risks their neck like me. Nobody more than me risks their job to represent a group. Nobody fights in the boardroom, on TV, or in the studio.”

As for his helping hand, Edem told reviewers it reaches out to any aspiring artist who needs it.

“I will always assist. Not only the Volta artist. My favorite new artist is one that asks for my help, because although I like my area, I will always love Ghana,” Edem said.

RAPPER EDEM OPENS TIMBERLAND SHOP IN GHANA

Ghanaian Rapper Edem has officially opened an original Timberland shop in on Monday May 1 at Tema in Accra, Ghana.

This is the latest of the “Ghetto Arise” hit maker’s entrepreneurial efforts.

Now a sole representative/ambassador for global boot brand Timberland in West Africa, the Koene man opened “The Timberland Shop”, an outlet for Ghanaian customers to get a variety of original boots by the brand.

Speaking at the grand opening, Edem was full of gratitude for this new milestone. He also assured to be present in the shop once a week, signing autographs for interested persons. The Timberland Shop can be located inn Tema Community 25, and is the first of its kind in the country.

Born Denning Edem Hotor , Edem first broke into the music industry as Ayigbe Edem, with his widely successful 2009 debut Volta Regime. He followed it up with Mass Production in 2011. A third one, Books and Rhymes was announced months ago. His music style is a fusion of hip-hop to dancehall, reggae and hi life. A brilliant discography consisting songs like Ghetto Arise, Heyba, Bougez, Bra fremi fremi, Nyedzilo, Kpordawoe, andKoene have made him among some of the country’s most sought after artists.

His forthcoming TAA (The African Answer) album will be distributed by world-famous eOne Music US.

Here’s footage of the opening courtesy Ghana Music: