Successful artistes are selfish —Voltage

By: Adwoa Serwaa Bonsu
Sound engineer and Highlife musician Voltage

WHEN he started featuring on hit songs by some of the finest musicians in Ghana such as Daddy Lumba, Ofori Amponsah, Kofi B, Nana Acheampong among others, sound engineer and Highlife musician, Voltage believed his name would make the A List too.

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But its been over 10 years now and Voltage real name Kwadwo Opare- Addo is yet to find his feet in the music industry and he puts all the blame at the doorstep of these hitmkers calling them selfish.

“Look, all these artistes are just selfish and think about no one but themselves. They always want to be at the top and not willing to support up and coming ones,” he told Showbiz in an interview.

Unhappy about the turnout of events Voltage said he finds it difficult to believe he is still struggling to make it after all these years.

“I featured on Daddy Lumba’s Mpempem and Masedi, Ofori Amponsah’s Samson and Delila, Kofi B’s Belinda, Nana Acheampong’s Ice Cream among others but here am I with nothing to show for all the work because those I supported with my talent turned their backs on me,” Voltage said.

According to Voltage, his music career would have been a better story than it is today if these established artistes had kept their promise to help him come out with his works.

Explaining, he said, “ take someone like Daddy Lumba who promised to help me produce an album. I went to him on several occasions but he kept tossing me up and down so I eventually gave up when I realised he didn’t really mean what he said. I knew nothing will come out of it so I stopped getting in touch with him.”

Although he released songs— My Baby, Someone Loves You, I Swear but didn’t do well because of lack of promotion, Voltage is very positive his yet to be released songs will make waves.

“I am not bragging but if things had gone well, I bet you I would have been the first Ghanaian to win a Grammy. I do very good music but in Ghana, if you don’t have people to push your work, you will go nowhere” he said.

Touching on the current Ghanaian music scene, Voltage said it is promising and commended new crop of musicians such as Kuami Eugene, KiDi and King Promise who said are doing fantastic job.