Ghanaian hiplife artiste Edem has revealed that most artistes in Ghana have turned to Sakawa to be able to live the kind of befitting lifestyle for a celebrity.
There is no doubt that music is fetching millions for many musicians around the globe. But because of the poor structures and systems by GHAMRO, our local musicians do not benefit from their royalties.
So in a bid to live the extremely “super” lifestyle in Ghana as an artist, one must find other alternatives to double their figures as explained by Edem.
The only way you can make money in music when you play more shows. So to double the figures as an artist, most of them go the illegal way including using internet fraud otherwise known as “Sakawa”.
Edem was speaking on Kumasi based Luv FM’s Drive Time Show on February 22, 2019, when he emphatically stated that most artists are into “Sakawa” for financial support, even though he didn’t buttress his point with any names.