Hiplife artiste Nana Boro has responded to jabs thrown at him and other musicians (Stay Jay, Atumpan) by veteran rapper Joe Fraizer that they are no longer relevant in the music industry.
The rapper in interviews on both Happy FM and Onua FM Saturday said, “some people force themselves to be musicians even though they are not, just because they want to be famous. It wasn’t like that during our days when we started. We suffered before even getting someone to help us come out.We spent time on our songs back then, but this time, an engineer just calls an artiste and something is done that very day because the artiste will just sing anything and they are good to go. Most of the young guys do not know what is music. What they know is Azonto is trending so let me go that style”.
Responding this on Hitz FM‘s Day Break Hitz on Monday, the Ay3d3 singer told the host; “I feel offended and disrespected because I expected such comments from artistes like Obrafour, Okyeame Kwame who are old but still relevant in the music industry but not Joe Frazier who had a hit song many years ago and is still struggling to be listed among top artistes in the country. “
“If you are telling me I’m an azonto artiste that is why I’m not relevant then you have no fact. Even my one hit song Aha Ye De is an evergreen song. The song is like five years now and I’m still chopping from it so what is Joe Frazier or whoever he calls himself saying?”, he inquired.
“The last time I heard of him was that “Shee Shee” song and all respected him as a big brother but you can’t throw jabs at anybody if you don’t have facts.”, he further stated.
“That song has taken me to places I never thought of and I can choose not to do any song again but I won’t be hungry. Maybe he wants fame, that is why he is doing that […]I feel disrespected because if it were to be Obrafour and Okyeame Kwame who are old but still relevant I would be cool but looking at him, he is kind of weak in the system. Instead of him thinking of how he can get a hit song, he is using his precious time to say these things”.
“I can bet with him, if he gets any hit song, I will quit music entirely”, he added.
Nana Boroo came into limelight in 2011 when he released Aha Ye De, on which he features SK Blinks. None of his subsequent projectt have quite matched up to it.