Lack of leadership major cause of group splits-Sydney

Ghanaian musician Barima Sydney has identified leadership as a major cause of split of music groups.

The musician of Nananom fame told host of GH Entertainment Togo Borga that, when a group lacks strong leadership and direction, the group will not survive.

According to him, every music group irrespective of how good they are should have strong leadership that will shape their craft, career and help them succeed.

Barima Sydney also indicated the issue of promotion, management and resources are part of the challenges confronting musicians.

To him, it is not easy to generate resources to promote music.

When asked if he made enough money from the group Nananom Barima Sydney said he received the full benefit from his works and appreciate being a part of the defunct group.

Nananom group was formed by Sidney, he was an original member of Nananom which also included Omanhene Pozoh, and Jyoti Chandler (Ohemaa – Queen mother).

Their debut album, “Nana Kasa” was a massive hit and after Pozoh left the group, they released “Nana-nono” which also did well.

Some of their songs were Wokyere wo ho, Ewuradwoa, Ofie ne fie, Wo ne hwan, Kwame Nkrumah hye Ghana, Everything is gonna be right, Washeda anaa, Agoo, and many more. They also featured on Agoro on Rockstone’s Makaa maka album (1997).

By: Rashid Obodai Provencal

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