A Ghanaian popular Reggae/Dancehall artiste who goes by the name Theophilus Nii Arday Otoo, well known in the show business as Epixode shares his candid opinion about why beef among artistes should not be dissuaded.
Epixode made his stand by saying that beef helps artistes to remain relevant in the creative art industry.
“It is a good initiative. When dancehall is mentioned you cannot take rivalry out of it. Jamaica who are the pioneers of Dancehall music do have something they call “Clash” which date back to the 1980’s and it has kept some artistes like Beenie Man and Bounty Killer still relevant.”
“So the SoundClash was alright and it is good for the industry and two artistes. We need more of these rivalries to build the industry. I’m ready to face any artiste who is ready to clash with me whether Shatta Wale or Stonebwoy,’’ he said in an interview GNA Entertainment
“My journey in the music industry thus far has been largely successful because as mentioned among the top five Dancehall artistes in the country shows the progress we made over the years.”
“This year has been a big one for me. I was nominated for the Best African Dancehall Entertainer at the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) alongside Patoranking, Burna Boy, Shatta Wale, and Stonebwoy and also having received four nominations at the just ended Vodafone Ghana Music Awards,” He said