I elevated the financial standard in the gospel industry -Cwesi Oteng
Renowned gospel musician, Hermon Cyrus Kwesi Nhyira Oteng, popularly known as Cwesi Oteng, has revealed that he played a pivotal role in elevating the financial standards within the gospel industry.
During an interview with Afia Owusu, professionally known as Afia Coke, on Xzone on TV XYZ, the “God Wey Dey Bless Me” hitmaker shared that he was the first Ghanaian gospel artist to charge GH₵15 and implement a GH₵50 ticket fee for his events.
According to Cwesi Oteng, he pioneered the shift towards higher compensation for gospel artists within the industry.
Reflecting on the early 2000s, he highlighted, “I was the first person to pay Danny Nettey GH₵600.”
Cwesi Oteng emphasized his early adoption of charging GH₵15 for gospel music performances and introducing a GH₵50 ticket fee. Additionally, he claimed to be the first artist to provide financial compensation ranging from GH₵200 to GH₵ 300 to fellow gospel artists, a practice that was uncommon during that period.