Although Afrobeat artiste, Kofi Byble was nominated in only three categories at the third edition of the Eastern Music Awards, his joy is still substantial.
That’s because he sees the nomination as a beckoning of better times in the months and years ahead.
The musician was nominated in the ‘Afro Pop Song Of The Year’, ‘Afro Pop Artiste Of The Year’, as well as ‘Music Video Of The Year’ categories.
”This nomination means a lot to me, this is one of the major nominations in my career as a musician. It will be a very tough competition, which I know the likes of Bhimnation Record Signee, OV, Kwaku Gee and a host of others are competing with me. With the real fans I have, I am optimistic of winning all three categories,” he said in an interview with THE NEW PUBLISHER.
He added: “It’s always an honour to be nominated and I am very grateful for the honour. It’s a good thing we are concentrating on in the music industry. I think more of these should be introduced into the system.
“We are making money in the music industry. There are promoters, road managers, etc. Gone are the days when musicians were seen as school drop-outs. It is a big industry now and I am glad we are celebrating the industry,” he stated.
Away from the Eastern Music Awards, Byble also opined that talent alone is not enough to make a musician succeed.
”The Industry has been big now; talent alone can’t do the magic. One needs good management team and the right connection to enhance the talent I have. If not for the fact that, I have good management team, my talent wouldn’t have been heard, to the level of getting nominations.
”There are so many talented musicians in Ghana who will blow in no time if managed well. I know of musicians who are even better than me but are struggling to make it because they have not met the right people yet,” he added.
Byble, who has caught the eye of music lovers with his latest single, Dangote (featuring Fameye), promised he would make his record label and Ghanaians very proud.
His love for music began in his Junior Junior High School days, after he was inspired by his father. He later met radio presenter, Dr. Duncan, who was then host of rap show, Kasahare on Adom FM.
After featuring on the show, he realized he had the talent and decided to pursue music professionally. Kofi has over the years recorded songs such as Sugar, Mama, Ye Nya Bidi, Baby Mama among others.