'We Don’t Owe It to Anyone to Release Songs' – Reggie Rockstone on VVIP’s Dormancy

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By Naliaka Kitui

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Ghanaian hiplife legend, Reggie Rockstone, a member of the VVIP music group, has said that his team does not owe it to anyone to constantly release new songs because they are legends.

Speaking during an interview with Graphic showbiz, the ‘hip-life grandpapa’ said that VVIP has done so much for the Ghanaian music industry over the years; hence they should be applauded instead of being subjected to unnecessary pressure.

“You won’t find two legendary brands coming together as one. Reggie Rockstone is a solid brand on its own, and VIP is equally a fantastic brand. These two brands coming together make a perfect combination. We are not some underground artistes looking for fame. We do things at our own pace, and no one can pressure us on when to release a song."
Responding to the question on what the group is currently working on, Reggie said, “Although we are embarking on our solo projects, the group is still very solid and very relevant now. In the space of four years, we gave Ghanaians back-to-back hits. Songs such as Skolom, Selfie, OMG (Oh My Goodness), Dogo Yaro, to mention a few, which were all hits, and that should tell anyone that when we want to give Ghanaians hit songs, we just do it.” 

He further went on to say that music in Ghana is not well appreciated thus discouraging artistes from working on new projects.

"Music is a serious business, and a lot of musicians have made fortunes from it, but, sadly, we don't give it that much importance in Ghana. When I see music being downplayed in Ghana, I feel so hurt. Look at how the Nigerians have been able to brand Afrobeats and make a lot of money. Music is like food, and everyone enjoys his or hers at different times. I like 'Waakye', and someone likes rice balls, and that is how music is. Some Ghanaians enjoy rap and others singing,” he emphasized.

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