Highlife artiste Kumi Guitar has denied he is under pressure to produce hit songs and make huge money for his new record label, Zylofon Media.
According to him, he is focused and taking things slowly regarding an agreement he had with the label.
“Not at all. This thing is not pressuring me to do anything. As a matter fact, I have time lines to work. I have a number of songs to produce in a month and all that. We sat down and talked about all that …because they didn’t want it to look like they are pushing me to do something beyond me. But we have plans on the number of songs I should churn in a year, within the five years the number of albums I should produce and all that. We have spoken about that. So I am in a comfortable lead,” Kumi said on Wednesday at a press soirée to release his first single titled ‘Brown Sugar’ at the Zylofon Media offices in Accra.
Late January 2017, the highlife musician, born Nana Yaw Kumi, signed a five-year management contract with Zylofon Media.
As part of the deal, he was to earn a sign-on fee of $100,000 and was also presented with a 3/4 bedroom house and a Hyundia Sonata 2016 model.
‘Brown Sugar’, produced by King Dee which features Obibini, is his first musical product announced to the public.
‘Brown Sugar’ is a mid-tempo highlife song which is expected to bring the missing highlife euphoria in the country. Kumi Guitar is now ready for the industry in terms of performance and appearances.
“The idea behind the song is healthy relationship. Your know brown sugar is always the healthy one…I mean the refined one. So I was relating the song to a healthy relationship,” he explained was the inspiration behind the song.
Kumi is a prolific songwriter, vocalist and highlife musician with an unquestionable talent. He has once worked with top players such as Appietus, Sugar Tone Production, Mark Okraku Mantey, among others. He also had features with other artistes such as Guru, Flowking Stone and other artistes.
By Francis Addo (Twitter: @fdee50 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)