Camidoh is retaliating against detractors who assert that he intentionally sounds Nigerian in order to break into that country’s music market.
In an interview with Joy Prime’s Noella Kharyne Yalley, the singer of “Sugarcane” was asked, “A lot of people think you sound extremely Nigerian. What are your opinions on it?” “It’s their opinion, which they are entitled to,” Camidoh retorted.
“With time, people will get to understand that we were never meant to be just Ghana. We were meant to be Africa. I’m Ewe, if I chose to go by that mentality, I’ll be doing music solely in Ewe. And if we think like that, then we will be encouraging boundaries,” he added.
Defending his creative freedom to create music in the best way he cam, he continued tha, “it’s 2022, and a time the world is trying to be one. So if we’re going to sit here and allow Nigerians, South Africans, come to Ghana, borrow our words, make music with it, and we jam to it, yet when we (Ghanaian musicians) borrow their words and make music with it, we (Ghanaians) criticize it, then we’ve erred. So whoever thinks that I’m shining in the shadows of another country, it’s a shallow way of looking at things.”
He further explained that “it’s not like it’s deliberate to sound Nigerian, am I only going to make my money in Nigeria? No! Is the Nigerian sound the sound of the world? No! The world is open to listening to every sound that’s quality. So let’s not make it seem like I’m trying to deliberately sound Nigerian, so I can tap into their market”.
In the video below, the ‘Kaba’ singer emphasized that Nigerians also use Ghanaian terms in their songs yet they do not receive criticism like this.