Michael Okine, best known in the entertainment industry as Jupitar, a Ghanaian reggae-dancehall musician, has indicated that he would no longer be concerned with winning awards in Ghana.
The Ghanaian music industry, according to the dancehall crooner, has not acknowledged his artistry to the extent of refusing to nominate his major hit ‘Enemies,’ in which he featured Sarkodie.
After that disappointment, Jupitar encouraged himself to focus on the outside world, where he receives so much love, attention, and nominations.
“Honestly, I can fearlessly say that because even my big song wasn’t nominated [for award]. Ever since, I said to myself ‘I won’t stress myself too much when it comes to awards in Ghana’, because it’s quite strange.
“Out there rather they give me nominations and they reward me. They acknowledge me so beautifully and so nice,” he stated.
Jupitar also said that Ghanaian industry professionals, particularly DJs, are enamored with foreign tunes on the Accra-based ‘Between the Hours’ Show on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
He went on to say that the same DJs insist on having a relationship with their own Ghanaian artists before they can promote their music.
Jupitar claims that he is not even close to many of them (industry people), yet they make absurd demands.
“Honestly, I’m not too familiar with most of these industry players and I’m not too cool with them, and I hardly even go for interviews and stuffs because I just feel some of them don’t just enhance me and put me on the level I wanna be on. It even looks more like you are rather begging for attention.
“We shouldn’t be friends before you take my work to the next stage. Then you are not being fair and such things even push away many talents that are capable of doing many things that will actually push Ghana to the top,” Jupitar emphasised.