Afro-highlife entertainer, Eugene Kwame Marfo, well known as Kuami Eugene has disclosed that rap music is not as profitable as many people presume because all that rappers gain is hype.
Per the singer who doubles as a rapper’s opinion, rappers do dominate the scene and get very popular over time but they are unable to make good financial gains from their crafts unlike how singers make a lot of money from their music.
In an interview with OnePlay Africa, the “Bunker” hitmaker explained that his personal assessment of the two styles of music influenced his decision to forgo rap to focus more on singing because it pays quite well as compared to singing.
“There’s no money in rapping. The rappers live on hype. It’s hard to make money from just rapping, he said amidst laughter, he said.
Well, this might not be entirely true because they have been a lot of rappers who have gained a lot financially from their music. Examples are Okyeame Kwame, Sarkodie, Kwaw Kese, D Black among others. The above-mentioned are known to be some of the well-to-do rappers in the country, thus Kuami Eugene’s assertions might not be entirely true.
As a reminder, Kuami Eugene himself doubles as a rapper. He has been spotted delivering a few bars on some hit tunes and if not the best, he will definitely be counted about some of the best rappers. However, he personally chooses to focus more on the singing than rapping because he claims the latter pays more than the former.