Sound engineer, writer, composer, and producer Joshua Raphaelson, known in showbiz as JMJ Baby, was on the Deep Dive Show To Talk about stardom and other matters concerning the music industry.
Known for curating the “Wobeti Riddim Of The Gods” project, the legendary producer shared a little story about how the acronym came about. “When we gave birth to the acronym “Riddim of The Gods”, Joy Daddy industries were the sponsors for our press launch.
So then obviously they had become the “mother” sponsors of the project. So we had to inculcate their brand into the content. Instead of “Riddims of The Gods”, it became “Wobeti Riddim of the Gods”.
He also spoke about why his “signatory” wasn’t on the projectand gave his opinion about stardom. “I don’t put my name on all of the “Riddim of The Gods” project. The reason is that each song features an artist so I felt there was no need to let people know it was my project. I don’t like the idea of showcasing myself.
I always like working in the dark. It just got to a point that I had to avail myself to the public. I see myself as more of a star-maker. I don’t want to compete with the stars because I know that I am bigger than a star.
When you are super confident in yourself, you don’t mind giving your space to people to blow and shine.
It takes confidence to be very comfortable with what you do and not be bothered about the fact that you aren’t up there.
I want to see my artists outshine everybody and be all over the world. I don’t have to be a hindrance between him and the world.
The host Tilly Akua Nipaa, at the later part of the interview,asked JMJ Baby about his views concerning artists signing artists to their record label and this is what he said.
“If you see an artist who can pick another artist and share the little space with him, that’s somebody with a big heart because his business is the fact that he wants to be everywhere and out of that put food on his table. It all boils down to confidence”.
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Story By Samuel Addo-Kofi