A Ghanaian based traditional singer Charles Mba Anongre a.k.a Tanga Boy has indicated that the music industry is being affected greatly by the current economic conditions in the country.


He said, although musicians including himself are doing well to stand the test of time, developments within the economy makes it difficult for them to break through, since sales and patronage of their music have fallen tremendously. In an exclusive interview with The Moment, he explain that due to the situation, he had to abandon his music carrier for a security job at Channel 5tv.Charles Mba Anongre also faulted the government of Ghana for its inability to clampdown on pirates at the entry point in the country.

He said he the activities of such pirates are causing great harm to the local music industry, hence the need for government to address the sitution.

According to him, some unscrupulous officials at the Ghana Customs and Preventive Service (CEPS) are aiding these pirates as they always show documents of duties and receipts of money paid to the Customs to enable them enter the country with the pirated goods.

He averred that some years back, the music industry became a very lucrative sector where many people especially the youth were willing to venture into, “……but now, things have changed. people are not buying our products and this is affecting us,” he said.

Charles Mba Anongre, a.k.a Tanga Boy, started music carrier in 1996 and have come out with four albums with 48 tracks in them.

He has featured some of Ghana’s hit musicians including King Ayisoba.



Story: Amadu Badar


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