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I choose strong fan base over hit songs—Fancy Gadam

BY: Kofi Duah
Fancy Gadam will choose fan base over hit songs
Fancy Gadam

HE may not be counted in the league of hit makers but Hiplife artiste, Fancy Gadam, has made some enviable feats of filling places such as Bukom Boxing arena and the National Theatre since he hit the limelight some 10 years ago.

Fancy Gadam believes that has been possible because he focused on building a strong fan base who support his works and songs irrespective of his performance on music charts.

“I have always said that my fans made me who I am today and I will always choose them over any other thing. If I’m given the opportunity to choose between my fan base and hit songs, I will hurriedly go for my fans.

“There are so many hit songs with no personality or name to identify with because they don’t even have a fan base who share their songs and images. For instance, I know of artistes who are popular just in Accra.

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“However, everyone can attest that, apart from ruling the music scene in the North, I am also quite popular in Accra and other regions and that has been possible because of the fans who push my works.

“If Fancy Gadam can come from the North to fill the Boxing Arena, one that many Accra-based artistes have not been able to achieve, then that was made possible because my fans were doing something right,” he said.

According to him, many Ghanaians were surprised he won Song of the Year at the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) but he was really confident he would grab the prize at the time.

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“I was not surprised I won that because I knew I had a strong backing from my fans, something that many A-List musicians lack. I was least bothered by the insults that followed,” he stated.

This year, Fancy Gadam will be celebrating his 10th milestone in the music industry and has described his journey as a difficult one.

“It has not been an easy road getting to this destination. My stadium disaster in 2018 which took the lives of some of my fans could have easily ended my career but thanks to my supporters who stood by me,” he said

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On October 1, the Total Cheat musician will be hosting a concert at the Tamale Sports Stadium to celebrate a decade in the music industry and he has promised “fireworks” on the day.