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I am a similar version of Tupac – Osayo

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PROMISING GHANAIAN RNB artiste and Black Avenue Music signee, Michael Tetteh Osayo Donkor known in showbiz as Osayo, says he thinks of himself a similar version of the Aerican rapper and actor Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known by his stage names Tupac, 2Pac and Makaveli.

According to Osayo who used to go by the name Tey Orion , Tupac was everyone and no one at the same time, he was so many different people yet staying true to his own identity at the same time according to those who knew him.

He explained that the rapper who sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time, is his inspiration and is a similar version of himself.

He said “I think of myself as a similar version of Tupac. He loved everyone and was very passionate about everything he did. He poured his heart and soul into his craft. If you ask anyone who knew about Tupac Shakur, you get different answers about his character and personality, not in a bad way but he was just “everyman” and that’s what I believe I embody as well…eventually the world will get to know Osayo.”

 

Osayo, who has been in the music scene for five years said music has always been part of his life since childhood, “My mother loves to sing as well so she sang to me every day while I was in her womb so I just came out like that. I use to sing in the shower a lot and I guess the acoustics in there made me better. ”

The BAM signee Osayo has released his debut single under the label titled ‘Me & You’ which he said is part of his EP which he will drop later in the year. The song was produced by Rony Turn Me Up and video shot by Prince Dovlo.

 

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Fimfim’s ‘forces’ to shake the music industry

“The industry is not paying; the industry is on its last legs”, these are some of the comments we hear every day but speaking to Fimfim the rapper man, he ‘forces’ to spill out some deep words on industry ‘forces’.

According to the prolific Ghanaian sound engineer, producer and rapper known in the music space as Fimfim the rapper man, the entertainment industry does not support originality and has caused laziness among its players.

Fimfim the rapperman, who is leading a one man crusade to correct some of these malicious acts in the industry, 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 news.aftown.com, Fimfim explained that ‘forces’ was inspired by challenges faced by the artiste 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 artists pay a lot of money to get a record done, huge sum to shoot music videos and even pay to get played on the radio, yet the fans are hesitant to click on buy links to support the art. Diversity breeds expansion and that’s what the various stakeholders are failing to appreciate. The industry needs fresh breed of artiste to grow and proper structures to function, thus, the inspiration behind the choice of name for the song. Forces in the industry. ‘Forces’ targets every stakeholder of the industry. Government inclusive.

Fimfim who is also known as the conceptual lyricist, in the song addressed artiste to go back to writing songs, he said “the torchbearers of the industry should point the light to the right direction, 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 supports 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.

The song is available on all digital distribution platforms like soundcloud, iTunes, spotify, deezer, Amazon, and more. The video to the song will be dropped soon.

https://m.soundcloud.com/fimfim-therapperman/forces_ft_dj_huaracheprod-fimfim

 

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