Ghanaian rapper Edem has made startling revelations on how he is treated unfairly in the music industry simply because he is Ewe from the Volta Region of Ghana.
The rapper, born Denning Edem Hotor further explained to Lexis Bill on Drive Time on Joy Fm how he is marginalized and underrated by major players in the industry just because he is Ewe.
The CEO of Volta Regime Music Group (VRMG) who hails from Dzodze in the Volta Region said:
“I feel underrated, at a point I feel we are doing much more than we are credited for…I’ve been marginalized but it just doesn’t get to me,” he explained.
“we’ve signed deals before where I was the least paid because I am from Volta Region and they pass comments like ‘your place is not big’.”
“Companies don’t want to go to my Region,” he stressed but noted that there are only but a handful of events such as Miss Ghana and Ghana’s Most Beautiful that tours the Region because they are national events.
“You’ve never seen Mentor go to my Region to do talent search, you’ve never seen Stars of the Future scout anybody in my Region,” he said. People need to change their perception of the Region.”
“So with this platform, Mr. President, I want you to build a stadium in my Region. It’s quite important when I go to Volta Region, I don’t have a stadium for my people to play football so President Akufo-Addo, my name is Edem I need you to build a stadium in my region,” he appealed.
The rapper concluded by saying “also, I know you are a fair father so next year is my birthday so I will expect an invite,” and “I want a Lexus.”