Hiplife recording duo Keche, made a stern revelation after their performance at Oman FM’s carnival this past week. During a chat with them backstage after they had thrilled fans with back to back hits, the music group made up of Andrew & Joshua shared how music saved them from the ‘streets’.
“We would have been into something shady by now if not for music, the hood we grew up in, Tema to be precise, is made up of all sorts of lifestyle & peer pressure. And not born with silver-spoons in our mouth, we had to hustle to make it, which if not for music, honestly we couldn’t predict where we would have ended up when it came to making money”, the duo stated.
Keche talked about the fact that, although when they started, music wasn’t bringing in money but their passion kept them going. “We spent most of our time in various studios, sometimes spending the night in the studios just to get recording time since we didn’t have ready cash to pay producers, but that also kept us from trouble and our dream to make it urged us on to work harder”.
“We thank God things are much better now although we still striving to make more, our goal is to leave a legacy”, Andrew, the other half of Keche added. Coupled with that, Joshua also stated, “Although we making money, our main purpose is to inspire the younger generation and let them know, there is a way to make money legally and still have fun especially with showbiz, but you need discipline, commitment and a great deal of character to achieve that”.
Keche are popularly known for hits like “Aluguntugui“, “Pressure” and the more recent slow jam “Diabetes” ft Bisa Kdei. Concluding the conversation, Keche hinted on a new single they about to release which features VRMG rapper Edem, “the single will be dropping soon and i can assure you its an instant hit”.
By: George Mensah Britton