Singer Tic Tac has decried the “alarming” rate at which some of his fellow musicians borrow to show off and thus urged them to desist from that habit.
According to the “Philomena” hit maker”, many musicians have lost their real identity due to their quest to be seen as what they actually are not, making it hard for them to maintain a specific style which their fans could identify them with.
“For an artiste, what you are, what you stand for in terms of your style and grooming is what you are known for. If you go ahead to borrow dresses and other things for shows, how long can you go with it? You lose your identity and your fans may not be able to recognize your unique style,” he said on GHOne TV.
Tic Tac believes that so far, he has fared well in the music industry by remaining adept in his style of music, his videos and rhythm which he said has given him a unique slot in the heart of music lovers both in Ghana and abroad.
He said “I have been an ambassador for Ghana since I started my music career. Whenever I’m performing in Europe, I find a way to represent Ghana and show the country off. Sometimes I hold out a Ghana flag, at other times I have it fastened to the back of my shirt. Where I have to speak Twi, I gladly do so.”
To him, he has maintained the identity he is currently well known for by keeping to his personal grooming which has to do with his style of haircut, dressing, and even his beard.
“I am all grown now and so people should not expect to see the ‘baby’ Tic Tac they used to know. I have become more responsible in my personal grooming but still borrowing is not my style,” Tic Tac stated.
Currently, promoting his three new songs “Rashida”; “Carry Go” and “Do All” ft Pappy Kojo, Tic Tac further advised his fellow artistes to keep to their Ghanaian style of music which would easily make people recognize that a particular music is from Ghana”.
Urging musicians to maintain the Ghanaian tune, he warned that musicians who are borrowers risk being shunned by their lenders soon and that could spell doom for their music career.
“Every country has its unique tune of music. Let us not copy to contradict ourselves as Ghanaians. Stop the borrowing and be yourself,” he appealed.