But things have changed, musicians are actually raking in monies that white-collar workers can’t even dream of.
Here’s how much top Ghanaian musicians charge per show.
Gasmilla – ¢100,000
When Gasmilla’s “Telemo” became a nationwide hit, he made sure people interested in booking him for gigs were ready by publicly announcing that he charges nothing less than ¢100,000. Around the same period, he signed a deal with Vodafone to headline their “Ye Twi Ko” campaign. Rumor has it that Gasmilla took ¢100,000 for that gig.