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I emptied my savings, investments accounts to fund my music career – MOG

I emptied my savings, investments accounts to fund my music career – MOG

One of Ghana's contemporary gospel singers, Nana Yaw Boakye who is better known by his stage name MOG Music has revealed the struggles he went through to fund his music career.

In an interview on EVibes hosted by Becky, MOG disclosed he was forced to empty his bank account in order to fund his career even though the money was not enough.

Spilling out more secrets, the singer also said he left Ghana to work as a security officer in another country for some months to be able to repay a loan his father offered him to fund his third album, ‘Better Me.’

"It got to a time, I was worn out and felt that this was not the right thing for me to do. After recording my first album which worked or didn’t really work, the second album totally didn’t work.  I spent money and everything went down the drain. I decided to do a third album, that’s ‘Better me’."

"During the project, I literally gave everything that I had, emptied my savings account, my investments accounts, my accounts were nil. It couldn’t finish the project. I was there thinking about how to raise money for the mixing and mastering because I was not getting any freebies again, everything had to be paid for."

"I realized I had 3 months visa to one of the European countries in my passport. So I called my dad and I took a loan from him and went to that country and went to work for two months as a security officer." 

According to MOG, his personal assistant urged him to continue with music because his music impacted many people at that time.

"And around this time, I was not getting invitations, nobody was calling me for programs here and there. I was just sitting at home. I just called my PA and told her to go to my office, pick up my laptop and delete every song on my laptop."

"I didn’t want to hear any music. She asked me what was wrong and I told her I don’t want to do music again and that I think I am going to look for a job and then settle quietly somewhere. She was like you have no idea the inspiration your music gives us and that was the icebreaker for me." 

"The turnaround in my life was just God’s mercy. For God proved that when you are about to give up, that’s where he comes in."

So far, MOG has won the Male Vocalist and Producer of the Year awards at the 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards to his credit.

He has collaborated and performed with other gospel musicians like Joe Mettle, Ohemaa Mercy, Danny Nettey, Nii Okai, Ron Kenoly, Denzel Prempeh, Jekalyn Carr, and many others.

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