Ghana’s entertainment industry is happy to welcome Hakeem Ellis, CEO of Sultan Group of companies into Africa’s fast developing showbiz sector. The US based Ghanaian investor has formalised his entry by opening a fresh record label, a movie production hub and an artiste promotion and event agency known as Hekell Entertainment.
The record label has already signed underground artistes that they are helping to climb up to the top.
Investment in showbiz is a daring one that requires a higher dose of passion than just calculated vision to make instant income; — the lack of industrial structures to give the fraternity an assured financial return of capital investment gives it opaque overview, especially to the business collegiate.
Our entertainment industry needs cash, so bad. However, we have failed to attract serious investment that will turn the industry to good in the medium – long term.
But Hakeem Ellis has the passion and the thrive to put a long term investment portfolio into the industry. He has signed juicy endorsement deals with many bloggers and entertainment journalists in efforts to strengthen that section of the industry.
The boss of Hakell Entertainment is making sure young artistes don’t just follow the dream of pursuing music, but also get the necessary education.
In a heartfelt letter to budding female artistes Chikel Baibe, who just completed her senior high exams, the CEO of Sultan Group really touched on our emotional chords, so we decided to pen this for posterity. Read his letter below and share your thoughts.
“One faithful day Chikel Baibe reached out to me. She told me her story and I was so inspired by the things she had overcome, her love for God, dedication, and the will to not be derailed no matter how people talked about her and took jabs at her looks. She reminded me of myself! She made me better! So after thoughtful deliberation and love for 🇬🇭 music, I decided to establish a record label to help individuals with similar drive and talent. Please help me congratulate this beautiful and talented young lady for finishing high school. The journey is bright!! 🇬🇭. THE TRANSFORMATION will be witnessed by the world and her powerful talent will be appreciated…”
New artistes are taking for granted – Dr PuTiTi
TALENTED GHANAIAN artiste, Dr PuTiTi has said that industry players in Ghana have taken up- and -coming artiste for granted.
According to him the music industry is retarding growth due to issues like, “improper way of monetizing our art forms and state of the art. Lack of financing, due to inadequate understanding of the music business, lack of large auditoriums for performances and more importantly when industry players take new artist for granted especially the upcoming ones.”
He explained that, Up – and –coming artistes, need lots of support from both the fans and industry to sustain them to the top just like the mainstream artiste.
Dr PuTiTi who doubles as a producer and sound engineer was inspired by Busta Ryymes, 2PAC and NAS started his music during his Senior High School days, “Well, I fell in love with rap when I started listening to Busta Ryymes, 2PAC and NAS. NAS, because, he is very lyrical. I have delved into afro beat and fusion of rap and highlife because it’s indigenous music and represents us as African.”
The young artiste recently released his debut single dubbed ‘Chill up’ which he says talks about things we aspire to do for fun, when we have money in our pockets. The song was produced by Dr PuTiTi.