Highlife music legend Gyedu Blay Ambolley has revealed that he will only collaborate with artistes, especially the younger ones, if they meet his standards.
In an interview with Graphic Showbiz, Ambolley, who has been in the music industry for over four decades, expressed his concern that many young artistes prioritize trends and immediate success over creative integrity and cultural preservation.
The singer, based in Takoradi, emphasized that it would be beneficial for young artistes to focus on developing their skills rather than seeking shortcuts to fame.
“While many of them want to work with me, they do not meet my expectations. If you do not meet my criteria, I am sorry, but I will not collaborate with you,” Ambolley asserted.
He mentioned that he has been approached by several young artistes seeking his endorsement, but he declines because he believes any work associated with his name must be genuine music.
He criticized what he referred to as “quick fix” music, which tends to have a short shelf life.However, Ambolley acknowledged that there are talented young musicians who are making waves in the industry, and he would gladly groom and collaborate with them.
“There are a few exceptional ones who have the potential to make a significant impact on our music scene, and I know who they are. These are the ones I would not hesitate to work with,” he added.