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Negative impact of COVID -19 on Ghanaian Artistes and the music industry

The stretch of Covid -19 pandemic from the latter part of the first quarter to the second quarter of 2020 has significantly affected most Artistes in the Creative Industry.

The ban on public gatherings means no live audience at  artiste concerts ,album launches , award shows ,Film Premieres and Comedy Shows . To avert the impact , some Artistes have resorted to virtual platforms . 

The ban has affected most artistes financially and has slowed the pace of the music industry 

Reggae Dancehall Artistes Epixode, VGMA Unsung Artistes of the year Kula and  HipHop Afrobeat Artiste, O’Bkay lamented on how Covid -19 has affected them and the industry .

Meanwhile Afrobeat singer BandyBwoy opines that the virus has had no impact on him nor the industry because Ghana music has no industry.

Story by COURAGE AKOSUA AGRAH

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