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Our music was popular but we couldn’t even build a house from it- Akatakyie. Ghbee.net

Veteran Ghanaian musicians Prince Kwabena Budu and Ebenezer Kwasi Okyere known in the music industry as Akatakyie, have revealed that although their music was popular in the country, they failed to make any monetary gains from it.

According to the music duo, their management failed woefully to monetise their music, hence, leaving them with nothing to show for it.

They made this revelation during an interview with Ohemaa Woyege on Angel FM’s Y’adwumanie show.

We didn’t acquire enough money to construct a house out of music, but when we tell people, they don’t believe us because our music is popular…and this was due to our terrible management, therefore we are now our own managers,” they revealed.

Our music was popular but we couldn’t even build a house from it- Akatakyie

Veteran Ghanaian musicians Prince Kwabena Budu and Ebenezer Kwasi Okyere known in the music industry as Akatakyie, have revealed that although their music was popular in the country, they failed to make any monetary gains from it.

According to the music duo, their management failed woefully to monetise their music, hence, leaving them with nothing to show for it.

They made this revelation during an interview with Ohemaa Woyege on Angel FM’s Y’adwumanie show.

“We didn’t acquire enough money to construct a house out of music, but when we tell people, they don’t believe us because our music is popular…and this was due to our terrible management, therefore we are now our own managers,” they revealed.

The duo of Akatakyie is made up of two brothers, Prince Kwabena Budu Asumaning (Kobby Culture) and Ebenezer Kwasi Okyere Asumaning (King Pharoah). They released their 5th album and managed to enjoy massive airplay even after almost a decade since their debut.

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They came out with their maiden album “Odo Esisi” me in 1999 which won them the Best Hiplife Song award in the maiden edition of the Ghana Music Awards organized in 2000. Subsequent to their first album they came out with Ghana mbaa, Odo esikyire, Yedi aba, and their latest album “Esi”and these albums all had remarkable hit tracks on them.

All their albums when released in their particular year were nominated for Ghana Music Awards. Since their appearance on the Ghana music industry they have never jumped from one record label to the other, management and their style of music has also not changed. Taking hiplife back; one can say they have really contributed a lot and some call them the real inventors of hiplife that is the fusion of highlife and hip pop.

Their style of music has been the trend many hiplifers have trended on. They’ve had hits like Ghana mmaa, Agoo, Odo esikyire, Sinsima, Esi, Meyare, Masan aba, Oman baapa, Odo ye must anaa, and Sie sie obaa no featuring Okyeame Kwame.

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