Ghanaian award-winning producer, and sound engineer, Awal Alhassan, professionally known as Possigee has said he sacrificed seven years without chilling to master his craft as a music producer.
Possigee in an interview on TV3 New Day on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, revealed that he had to stay indoors because he wanted to be a pro in his craft.
“From 2005 to 2012, I locked myself in a room and recorded artiste. No chilling, no going out. I spent seven years indoors learning, mixing and mastering. No enjoyment. I sacrificed enjoyment and chilling to being indoors and learning, mixing and mastering.”
The sound engineer also mentioned that most upcoming producers find it difficult to believe the story anytime he shares it, but that is the truth.
Possigee said until he rebuilt his studio in 2010, he produced songs in his bedroom.
“So, when I tell upcoming producers about it, they find it difficult. They don’t want to hear about it, but that is the truth. I rebuilt my studio in early 2010, and since then, I have been recording everyone in the music landscape.
“When I used to record in my room, I had friends who were in the music industry who are stars now. Sarkodie, Stay Jay, among others. I mixed most of their songs, others too I only mastered.”
The philanthropist, Possigee said, although he tried managing some artists he could not pursue it to the fullest.
“I tried artiste management but saw that it is not my thing. Producing artists is what I am good at. When I introduce producers to other artists, they seem to make more impact than me being an artist manager. I don’t think I’m good with that,” he said.
Commenting on some challenges that bedevilled him during the onset of his career, he revealed that his family was not supportive until they realized he was producing songs for some big names in the Ghanaian music industry.
Posigee’s contribution to the music industry and the promotion of Ghanaian music continues to be significant. Wizkid’s “Made In Lagos” album, which was nominated for Best Global Music Album at the 64th Grammy Awards, is one of his collaborations that has earned international acclaim.
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