Veteran Ghanaian beat maker and record producer, Nana Poku Osei popularly known as Hammer has gone ballistic on renowned YouTuber, Wode Maya for allegedly disrespecting Ghanaian musicians.
The popular YouTuber in an interview with renowned broadcaster, Jessica Opare Saforo on her YouTube channel noted that Ghanaian celebrities portray a fake lifestyle to the public.
He alleged that most of the celebrities can’t afford a decent place to lay their heads and are living in rented houses whiles some are also squatting with friends. According to him, despite this glaring fact about their economic struggles, they appear in the public as if all is well and they have everything that money can afford.
He also chastised the Ghanaian artistes for giving out their YouTube channels to third parties to manage for them. This according to him smacks of incompetence and ignorance on what they do.
It is these statements made by Wode Maya that has pressed the anger button of the legendary producer and he has responded in equal measure.
In a 9 minutes, 40 seconds video he posted on his Instagram page, Hammer warned him to learn to respect the artistes because they are going through a lot to make sure the industry is vibrant and competitive.
He argued that giving a YouTube channel to a third party to manage on one’s behalf is never a problem and it happens everywhere including in well established climes like the United States of America.
He added that managing a YouTube channel is just one of the many things musicians are supposed to do on daily basis. As such, he is of the view that the artists don’t have the luxury of time to be doing everything on their own.
He however acknowledged the fact that Wode Maya was doing a fantastic job in trying to project the good side of Ghana and Africa to the rest of the world and advised him to concentrate on that and allow the artistes to also do their bid in projecting Ghana to the world.
Wode Maya has carved a niche for himself on YouTube and he’s literally the biggest YouTuber in Ghana with over 700k subscribers and millions of views on his channel.
Check out Hammer’s rebuttal from the video below.