ALTHOUGH they may claim otherwise, awards are very important to musicians; not only are they a reward for hard work, they provide validation for the artistes.
And that is why Highly Spiritual signee, Krymi is looking forward to winning awards in Ghana to show his work is being appreciated.
In an interview with Graphic Showbiz, Krymi expressed his disappointment at not being nominated for any award scheme in Ghana.
“I know I'll get many awards in the coming years even though I feel disappointed when I’m not nominated. I do music for my fans so I’m mostly not focused on the awards but I’m still working hard and I believe I’ll be awarded in due time.
“The awards are like certificates for us and prove that our works are recognised that’s why we all need them. I don’t know the criteria used to award musicians in Ghana but I hope to get nominations soon.
“If a musician is not nominated for an award, he feels his work has not been recognised and to some point is not doing enough. My management and I are still putting projects together and some are ready but the coronavirus situation is the only hindrance. I’m hoping to release a lot of projects this year,” he said.
Following the success of the hit song Dw3 on which Krymi and Mr. Drew featured Sarkodie, the duo recently released a remix featuring Dope Nation, Fameye, Quamina MP, Kofi Mole and Bosom P-Yung and Krymi revealed the artistes were not paid a dime.
“The original version of Dw3 is a classic and I believe it will never fade but the remix is just to give it another vibe.
"Every artiste we spoke to willingly wanted to come on board because they enjoyed the song. They did justice to the song and they brought in some good vibes to support whole heartedly,” he said.
Apart from music, the Dede hitmaker works as a VTR Technician at an Accra-based TV station but said he would love to do music full time one day.
“Until things stabilise, I will have to keep myself busy to earn extra income. I have a family to support and I have to find meaningful ways to support them.
“When my brand stabilises, I will do music full time. There are business aspects of music I’m now trying to tap into but I’ve left those details to my managers because they are doing everything possible to make the brand Krymi solid,” he stated.
Krymi born Henry Nuamah, was a contestant on MTN Hitmaker Season 6 and though he couldn’t make it to the finals, he met Kaywa who signed him on. He was awarded Uncover Artiste of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards UK 2019.
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