Last Saturday, he spoke to George Quaye, host of Joy FM‘s Showbiz A-Z show, about the need for government to place greater emphasis on the creative industry.
“Government is not putting value on the creative arts yet. You see if government really understands the potential of the creative arts they would treat it like the mining industry”, he said.
According to Hammer, the government prioritizes the mining industry over the creative industry, however the latter is equally highly lucrative. He explained that, “the mining industry, their money be fiscal … so they put more prominence on that industry forgetting that the creative arts industry is as lucrative as the mining industry”.
Over the years, stakeholders in the creative industry have lamented the little attention given to the sector, arguing that they’re often seemed down upon. Hammer, formally generally known as Edward Nana Poku Osei, is the newest to add his voice to the call for help and a focus for the creative arts industry.
Hammer of The Last 2, is an ace music producer and the CEO of The Last Two Music Group. He is thought for grooming a few of Ghana’s top Hip Hop and Hiplife artists, together with Obrafour, Tinny, Kwaw Kese, Sarkodie, Edem, amongst others. In current years, he has been within the news for venturing into entrepreneurship and discovering success in that area.