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WWW.DAILYHERITAGE.COM.GH DAILY HERITAGE THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019

Fimfim exposes the

‘forces’ in music industry

BY ERICA ARTHUR

FIMFIM THE Rapperman,

an artiste, has

stated that the entertainment

industry in the

country needs reformation

because of some acts that undermine

its growth to the expected

standard.

The prolific Ghanaian sound

engineer, known in private life as

Isaac Adu Buxton, calls those acts

‘Forces.’

Firmfim the Rapperman, who

is also a producer, said the entertainment

industry does not support

originality, a development he attributed

to laziness among some of its

players.

The prolific artiste, who is leading

a-one-man crusade to correct

these malicious acts in the industry,

said, “The industry is not paying;

the industry is on its last legs.”

Firmfim the Rapperman has

composed a new tune dubbed

‘Forces’, which exposes the forces

that work against talents and creativity

in the Ghanaian entertainment

industry.

In an interview with DAILY

HERITAGE, Fimfim explained

that ‘Forces’ was inspired by challenges

faced by the artistes in the

music industry.

“The industry has been compromised

to the point where one

artiste needs to sound like the next

in order to be given audience.”

He added that, “Several artistes

pay a lot of money to get a record

done, huge sum to shoot music

videos and even pay to get it played

on the radio, yet the fans are hesitant

to click on buy links to support

the act.

“Diversity breeds expansion

and that's what the various stakeholders

are failing to appreciate.

The industry needs fresh breed of

artistes to grow and proper structures

to function, hence the inspiration

behind the choice of name

for the song. ‘Forces’ targets every

stakeholder of the industry, Government

inclusive.”

Fimfim, who is also known as

the conceptual lyricist, in the song,

addressed artistes to go back to

writing songs.

He said “the torchbearers of

the industry should point the light

to the right direction, with the government

introducing working

structures that will check and protect

the intellectual properties of

the creative arts as a whole.

Hammering on the fact that

some industry players do not support

talents, but support individuals

based on how controversial

they get by either exposing some

parts of their bodies or doing

something to get attention.

“Sex sells but what happens

when these same features that

made you sexually attractive

fades due to aging? Real talent

never dies; thus. I will urge

these female artistes to work

on their talent to sell rather

than focusing on their sexuality

as a means of breaking

through. The art goes beyond

the fame.”

‘Forces’ was written and

produced by Fimfim and it

features DJ Huarache, who

did the scratch works during

the interludes.

“I am a "conceptual lyricist"

who loves addressing

issues,” Fimfim said.

The song is available on

all digital distribution platforms

like sound cloud,

iTunes, spotify, deezer, and

Amazon.

The video to the song will be

dropped soon.

• Fimfim the

Rapperman

Miss Ghana UK shows love to psychiatric patients

BY RAMSON ACQUAH-HAYFORD

THE WINNER of Miss Ghana UK,

Akua Ohenewaa Anim, and the first

runner-up, Sherrie Gauld Akoto, on

Easter eve led the Miss Ghana Foundation

to donate assorted items to the

Accra Psychiatric Hospital.

The annual gesture from the

foundation is one that they intend to

keep going since mental health sits at

the very top of the foundation’s priorities.

Miss Anim told the DAILY

HERITAGE after the donation

that, “We’re filled with such great

pleasure and love as we stand here

today to present these items to the

hospital.

“…And we’re aware all this

wouldn’t be impactful if not for the

amazing works the nurses and caretakers

here are doing.”

She called on corporate bodies, institutions

and individuals to contribute

their quota to the

improvement of the hospital.

• Miss Akua Ohenewaa Anim (R), presenting the items to Madam Beatrice Nyarko (L)

Miss Akoto said coming back to

give to the hospital was destined because

her grandmother was a nurse

there years back.

“My Grandmother Georgina

Ohene Akoto was a psychiatric nurse

in this hospital sometime in the 60’s.

And I am a newly-qualified psychiatric

nurse, so it runs in the blood actually,”

she said with a grin.

Miss Akoto added that it was a

very insightful moment for her because

she had got to understand the

difference between mental health systems

in the United Kingdom and

Ghana.

“This has made me decide to return

sometime soon to merge some

experiences from the UK with that

of Ghana and implement certain

policies to help improve mental

health here.”

Items donated to the hospital included

food, toiletries and medical

supplies.

Beatrice Nyarko, Deputy Director

of Nursing Services, receiving the

items on behalf of the hospital, said,

“It is interesting that every year the

Foundation thinks about us, especially

the children who are quite unfortunate

and abandoned by their parents.

This donation is a relief because

whatever we do for them comes

from the hospital’s coffers and it gets

stressful at times.

“We would like to say a big thank

you to them and ask God to replace

everything they lost, and we believe

this will not be the end of our relationship.”

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