Popular Ghanaian radio presenter and DJ Andy Dosty has accused colleague radio presenters and DJs of stifling his music career by not playing his songs on radio.
Andy Dosty has produced songs like In The Club, Wiper, Nea Akosie, Desire (feat Trigmatic), among a host of others, but his songs haven’t enjoyed air play like he would have wished.
Asked by DJ Premier, host of Entertainment Capital, on Accra100.5FM on Saturday 19 November if he considered himself a successful musician, Andy Dosty said: “I’m successful in my career [disc jockeying], but not in music because my fellow presenters do not give me the assistance I need.”
He, however, debunked assertions that his songs were not enjoying airplay because he did not pay payola.
“Must it always be about payola? It is not about payola. Some people have used cars as payment for payola, others use mobile phones, others pay huge sums of money, but their songs were still not played regardless of how nice the song was,” he stated.
In his opinion, most radio presenters have no ear for good music.
Andy Dosty is out with a new song titled Never Give Up.