Ghana’s female rapper, Eno Barony has dismissed claims
which suggested that featuring renowned artistes could boost popularity of songs.
According to her, many young artistes had embraced the
notion that excelling in the industry depended on a great act they feature,
thus they worry themselves to get a renowned artiste on their tracks.
The multi-talented rapper explained that featuring
industrial artistes whose art did not suit the song could destroy its nature, quality
and market value.
“There is no talent better than other talent, if the
person is on top and the person’s style does not suit the track it will kill
the song because no human can make you a hit, it is through your hard work,”
Eno Barony underscored the need for industrial players
to choose talent over hype.
She observed that many talents could not develop due
to funds, expatiating that “if you do not have money to promote your art you
cannot excel” and appealed to investors to invest in talents.
Touching on the creative industry, the “Heavy load”
hit maker urged government to invest more in the sector to provide jobs for the
Signed to Magic Minds Music Group in 2019, the
songwriter Eno Barony who started professional music in 2014 has more than 30
tracks and plans to release her second album this year.
She has collaborated with Abrewa Nana, Sarkodie, Wendy
Shay, Sister Afia, Kofi Mole and currently has a new track dubbed “Voice of
Truth,” which featured Akwaboah.
After eight days of releasing the track, it is receiving
massive airplay; Eno is a product of Kumasi Polytechnic and poised to change
the industry with a feminine treat to make it captivating for other talented
ladies to embrace.
Born Ruth Adjoa Amankwah Nyame Adom, she released her
debut album “Yaa Asantewaa” in 2017; Times Weekend (TW) had an encounter with
her to find out how her journey had been.
TW: How did you get your
Eno: I started with Eno but
when people google the name it was difficult for them to pinpoint me since
there were many Enos. I thought of a different title to make me unique, that is
why I chose Barony. In rap there is something called bars so Barony simply
means someone is in charge of bars.
TW: When did you make the
Eno: In 2018
TW: We knew you as a rapper,
what has changed?
Eno: I am still a rapper but
more matured because I cannot do the show without the business. We are in
Africa and ours is highlife and afro beat so I fused the rap into the beat to
make it more appealing to the people.
TW: Has the industry given you
the attention you deserve?
Eno: I have grown to learn
that nothing is given; you just have to grab it yourself. There were lots of
times I wanted to give up, upon second thought I persevered and that has
brought me this far. I would continue to work hard to gain everything I want in
the industry because lots of women look up to me.
TW: Will you ever write for other
Eno: Why not! If the person
can execute it well with the beat, I will.
TW: Will you ever give your
hit track out to a different artiste?
Eno: Hahahaha all the songs I
write are hits so why not.
TW: How flexible are you
with the people?
Eno: I am quite open to those
who are open to me.
TW: Will you accept to feature a young artiste?
Eno: Yes! If only the track
is good and suit my style.
TW: I love the Heavy load track
what inspired it?
Eno: I sang it to inspire
women, especially well endowed women to make them believe in themselves that
they are equally sexy as slim girls.
Eno: Aside you which other
female rapper is good?
Eno: Freda Rhymz
TW: Being a daughter of a
pastor, how did he take your decision to be a secular musician?
Eno: It was not easy but with
time they accepted.
TW: Which church do you
attend and your role there?
Eno: I attend God’s Hour Ministry
and I lead praise and worship.
TW: What is your expectation
in this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA)?
Eno: Management is filling
the nomination’s forms, and we are hoping for the best.
TW: How many awards do you
TW: As a hardcore artiste do
you take in any substance to aid you while performing?
Eno: Hahaha, I take ice
kenkey to cool me when I become nervous after seeing the crowd.
TW: Your final words to
Eno: Happy New Year to them
and they should keep praying for me to continue entertaining them, hey they
should not forget to subscribe to my channels because the lyrical video of
Voice of the truth is available now.
TW: Thanks a lot for your time!
Eno: Thank you for having me!
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE
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