K.K. Fosu’s words of wisdom are a reminder to musicians to look beyond following trends and prioritize the creation of timeless music.
He emphasizes the importance of artistic quality over the pursuit of quick fame and fortune. By encouraging artists to understand the distinction between evergreen and commercial music, he highlights the need for a strategic approach to song releases. This approach can help in ensuring the longevity of their music careers.
The experienced musician’s mention of Amakye Dede’s timeless songs serves as evidence to the enduring power of quality music. It’s a reminder that well-crafted songs have the ability to stay fresh and relevant, regardless of the passage of time.
Additionally, K.K. Fosu’s suggestion to incorporate live band performances into music is a valuable piece of advice. It not only enhances the musicians’ sound but also adds depth and authenticity to their craft. It’s a step towards elevating the overall quality of their work, making it more likely to stand the test of time.
In a world where trends come and go, K.K. Fosu’s guidance serves as a compass for musicians, directing them towards a path of artistry, longevity, and enduring impact. It’s a reminder that the music industry rewards those who create meaningful, evergreen music, and it’s a call to prioritize the quality of their art above all else.
We all can attest to the fact that our country is known to hype a new occurrence or a new trend and make it go viral or blow out of hand within a very short time, but as to whether that particular trend lasts for a longer period is something we have never seen. An example is the “Papa nu” incident, we all keyed in and contributed into it spreading like wild fire, sure… there may be slight echoes but then it’s not as effective as it was, when it was first speculated.
A much more relatable incident is the current trend where the bridal team introduces themselves before the bride makes her graceful appearance. “I’m not the blide… I’m the blide sister….” And so on and so forth. Agreeing with the renown musician, trends come and go but quality music stands the test of time.
— UTV Ghana (@utvghana) October 28, 2023