Ghanaian rapper, Kofi Mole, has voiced the need for a more organized and structured music industry in Ghana.
In an interview with Doreen Avio on Hitz FM, Kofi Mole expressed his concerns about the lack of clarity and structure within the industry and those responsible for its various aspects.
Using the analogy of a factory, Kofi Mole highlighted the importance of clear roles and responsibilities for every worker. He emphasized the need for a similar level of organization within the music industry, where it is not always clear who is accountable for specific tasks.
“I feel like there’s a lot of work to be done when it comes to the fundamentals of the industry. We need a clearer structure in place. We hear about it, but we don’t see it. Like in a factory, everyone has their specific tasks, but in the industry, it’s not always clear who is responsible for what,” he expressed.
Despite recognizing industry leaders, Kofi Mole stressed that they need to play a more active role in shaping and organizing the industry. He expressed that while artists are creating music, they require external support and infrastructure to propel them to greater success.
“I know we have industry heads who should be setting things right because as artists, we are producing the music, but we need that push. We need an industry that can help us reach greater heights because we can’t do it alone,” he remarked.
Despite the challenges, Kofi Mole revealed that he does not feel pressured to constantly match the accomplishments of others and is comfortable taking breaks when needed. He emphasized his ability to pace himself within the industry.
“I don’t feel pressured at all. That’s why I can take breaks and come back. The only time I feel pressure is when my fans demand new music. But I take my time and find my groove within the industry,” he shared.
Kofi Mole’s comments echo the growing calls for structural improvements within the Ghanaian music industry to provide artists with the necessary support and organization for their success.