Highlife and Afrobeat singer, Kuami Eugene, has proposed a law requiring 70 percent of Ghanaian songs to be played on radio stations. He argues that such a measure is crucial to reduce the dominance of foreign music and elevate Ghanaian music both locally and globally. Kuami Eugene’s suggestion has gained support from industry players who see it as a potential catalyst for the growth of the domestic music scene.
This proposal echoes similar calls from other musicians and industry figures in Ghana, drawing parallels with policies implemented in countries like Nigeria to promote homegrown music. However, the debate also raises questions about finding a balance between promoting local culture and preserving artistic freedom