‘Song writing is Lucrative than Song Recording’ – Ayesem Reveals


Ghanaian singer/ songwriter, Ayesem, has revealed that writing songs for other musicians make him more money than recording them himself.

The rapper considers song writing as a side business and prefers to sell creative pieces to other artistes who can sing, rather than feature them on a project.

“I don’t feature them but write these songs for them because it is a side business, and I can even say it even pays more than what I earn as a singer.”

Describing song writing as “a cash in hand business,” he also added that song writers also benefit from the split sheet and royalties.

According to Ayesem, he has written songs for Sista Afia, Mz Forson and a host of other music acts, whom he consider as having “powerful voices”.

“Sometimes I write songs which I wish I had the KiDi, Kuame Eugene kind of voice to sing them but because I can’t, I give them out to others with powerful voices,” he told Y97.9FM’s Nana Quasi-Wusu on the ‘Dryve Of Your Lyfe Show”.

Born Stephen Kwabena Siaw, Ayesem, is a Ghanaian hip hop and hiplife recording artist from Takoradi. He is well known for his hit single, “Koti”

Ayesem was born and raised in Takoradi, in the Western Region of Ghana. He is the second of three children. He attended Ghana Secondary Technical School, where he completed his Senior Secondary education. Ayesem proceeded to study Purchasing and Supply at the Takoradi Polytechnic, graduating with a Higher National Diploma in 2013.

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