Per the analogy of winner of the 17th edition of the Ghana Music Awards, Elom Adablah, better known as E.L, self-acclaimed Dancehall King, Shatta Wale and Kwaw Kese lied to Ghanaians about their mansions.
Both have consistently been engaged in a bragging contest of how they made money through music and build mansions trying to show off to their fans at the least opportunity.
But EL has stated that anyone who claims to have made a fortune from music alone is a liar.
“Music is just a means to an end. You cannot leave a legacy through music. It is actually the businesses you use your music for. How much can you sell an album or a song in Ghana? Any artiste who says he made a fortune only through music is a liar”
He stressed “No artiste in Ghana can tell me he built a house or made a big fortune with an album or a particular song. I challenge any musician to come and contest me. It is how you direct your music into other businesses,” he said.
Asked if they do not make enough money from the shows they play, he responded “Forget about the shows because I have mounted every show in Ghana and they don’t pay that much. The money we get from shows is peanuts; it only lasts for a month or two.”