Legendary Hiplife musician Prince Bright of Buk Bak fame says the low-profit nature of the music industry has led to minimal band formation.
The early 2000s in the Ghanaian music industry saw the emergence of many music groups including Akyeame, Buk Bak, Nkasei, Akatakyie, VIP, 4X4, Trinity among others who delighted music lovers with timeless hits .
But the same cannot be said of today, especially with the dissolution of already existing music groups and with few music groups formed in recent times due to the low-profit nature of the business.
According to Prince Bright, considered one of the best male singers in Ghana, many up-and-coming artists prefer to go solo as they prefer to earn a living on their own and not share their profits.
Prince Bright claimed that in the recent past there was motivation to be part of a band because the system wasn’t too bad, but now it has become more difficult for artists to work in a band.
Asked about industry rumors suggesting he’s taken a break from music, Prince Bright told GNA Entertainment, “I’m in no rush to release songs.
“If the market is good enough for me to release something, I will and I don’t want to rush to prove that I’m still in the business. Some of my old records still get massive airplay, so I am in no rush at all,” he said.