Ghanaian recording artist, Denning Edem Hotor, known in showbiz as Ayigbe Edem, has said despite his best efforts in supporting people he’s limited in strength to support everyone.
Edem, in a live video on Facebook to interact with his fans, was bombarded with questions about helping other artists from his region (Volta region) and tribe.
The ‘Toto’ hitmaker in responding to the questions said he is human and has limited capabilities and thus cannot help everyone even though he would wish to. He added that his band which has been having great progress goes unnoticed because he is not able to push it very far without help, a scenario that underlines the fact that he needs help as well as he needs to help others.
“I cannot help everybody. That is the truth of the matter. Because I, myself, need help to further. I am pushing myself whilst I try to lift other people. So I try my very best to make sure I hold the region down. And I’m no longer making it about a particular artiste. I’m making it about trying to find ways to bring everybody up. So the question of you not helping the Volta artists should end because nobody comes through for my brothers than me.
“Nobody puts his neck on the line than me. Nobody puts their career on the line representing a tribe than me. Nobody fights from boardroom to TV to putting out records to trying to make sure that everybody.”
He added that he is helping every artist that needs help and not necessarily those from the Volta region, saying he loves his region but he always loves Ghana.
“I will help, and I will always help. And it doesn’t have to be only the Volta artiste. It has to be any artiste who is coming up or any artiste that reaches out for support because, yes, I love my region, but I always love Ghana,” Edem concluded.