Veteran music producer, Edward Nana Poku Osei, aka Hammer has stated that most artistes treat music as their hobby not a full-time job.
In his estimation, up-and-coming musicians now sees music as their part-time work and do no attach seriousness to it.
He disclosed this in an interview with Melvina Frimpong Manso on Suncity Radioâ€™s Showbiz 971 in Sunyani
â€œMusic does pay, I think it pays. Most of these artistes have not realized that it is a career; they still think it is a hobby. Music has helped me a lot.
â€œI am going through my normal routine. I have been doing the bread business for a year now. It was amazing to see a 26-year old guy get into the bread business at the industrial level in Kumasi. I advised him to come to Accra. He tasked me to handle the Accra sector for him.
â€œWe have been doing it on a low level. The result is very fulfilling, it is very beautiful. I sell the bread with my jeep. I have been pushing other peopleâ€™s businesses including salad.
â€œI am enjoying direct business by engaging in a fast-moving commodity. You see money every day. People must be careful with the type of business that they choose. Until I retire, I will choose anything that will make me feel great.
â€œIf you have any business in mind, just do it. You have completed school and you are not getting employment, try your hands on other things,â€ he advised the youth.