Although credited for the careers of many successful musicians in Ghana, Edward Nana Poku Osei popularly known as Hammer has revealed he hardly made any money from the music industry.
With an over 20 year career span, Hammer in an interview on with Sammy Baah on Showbiz Agenda as monitored by Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment News – www.nydjlive.com revealed he hardly made any money from the works he produced.
However, he revealed he made the biggest money from rapper Edem in 2004. According to Hammer, he saw real good money when his artist, Edem was signed by telecommunication company Glo and gave out $70,000 in the first year.
That was when I bought my first house. Glo signed Edem, gave us $70,000 first year. It was a great deal and that was when I saw money, not from record sales.
He also revealed he made some money with his compilation albums including Obrafour’s Execution Diary.
Hammer, who is currently into different businesses is credited for his role in the careers of musicians including Kwaw Kese, Edem, Sarkodie , Teephlow and many others.
Checks by Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment News – www.nydjlive.com indicate Glo signed musician Edem and 16 others as brand ambassadors in September 2008.