Years back, I was told that a Hiplife artiste in Ghana charged a gospel artiste almost $2505 (about 8.000 old Ghana Cedis) to feature on her song. Even though, that was not verified, we are aware that some musicians will never accept to feature on a colleague’s works without being paid.
But do African artistes pay themselves for featuring? If a musician can pay his/her compatriot to feature on their works, why can’t they pay an international artiste for the same thing? Is it even right to pay for such services?
Ghanaian rapper, Edem thinks it isn’t right to pay an African artiste for featuring.
Speaking on a possible collaboration with South African’s Mafikizolo of “Khona” fame who are expected in Ghana this weekend for the Hennessy Artistry Concert at the Accra International Conference Centre, Edem told Bola Ray on Starr FM’s Drive Time that, he will never pay any African artiste to feature on his songs.
“Mafikizolo should jump on board let’s do something together. Let’s take over the continent. I want to make it clear to any person who is affiliated to them that I don’t pay any African artiste for features, not in any given day,” he said.