Rootikal Swagger, a 2018 Eastern Music Awards nominee, sat down with the host of e.TV Ghana’s ‘The Late Nite Celebrity’ show Foster Romanus for a lively conversation about his journey so far on the Ghanaian music scene.
During the interview, Rootikal Swagger, who believes he is the ‘Okomfo’ -fetish priest- of music and represents melodies that come like vibrations, bemoaned the lack of structures in the music industry in Ghana.
’’Here in Ghana, it is only your zeal and passion that can sustain you. There is no structure. You don’t know where to start when you decide to go into music,’’ he said.
He also stated that he produces his own music.
‘’I have personally produced five videos through my record label ‘3Tymz Vibration Recordz’,’’ he said.
He, however, indicated that 2018 was a good year for him because his struggles paid off.
‘’I was nominated for Eastern Music Awards. I have filed my song to be nominated in the Dancehall/Reggae song of the year, and Unsung categories of this year’s Vodafone Music Awards (VGMAs),” he added.
Meanwhile, he has shown his versatility through the realise of hit singles across genres. He has an Afropop song entitled ‘Me Nko Me Da’ a hiphop single Omowaawaho, and a dancehall banger ‘Jah Nuh Lie’ to his credit. He successfully held the ‘Achimota to the world concert’ on November, 2017, to provide a platform for upcoming artistes like himself.
He also told the host of ‘Late Nite Celebrity’ Show Foster Romanus that he chose the name ‘Rootikal Swagger’ because he wants to keep his heritage.
‘’I respect my culture and heritage. I want you to see me looking trendy but still see my roots. Simply root man with swag,’’ he added
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