The popular Ghanaian rapper Raymond Gbede, also known as Edowodzi in the entertainment industry, has expressed his grief and concern about the spread of juju (black magic) among his peers.
Nana Adjoa Arthur, the host of Yenko Fie on Connect 97.1 FM, assisted Edowodzi in speaking out about the challenges he faced after the 2011 release of his debut song, Yenko Nkoa.
“I signed a contract to tour the USA and 19 other countries after I released ‘Yenko Nkoa,’ but I lost the deal owing to my illness,” the performer said.
According to him, he was spiritually attacked by some musicians in the Ghanaian music industry. He said this strange ailment kept him bedridden for over two years, adding that it took his faith in God to be saved.
“It’s not easy to be a musician in Ghana. If you are not spiritually strong, you will regret ever becoming a musician. After visiting several churches, it was revealed that some colleagues in the music industry were responsible for my suffering. I nearly died, but God saved me. Music in Ghana is a matter of life and death,” Edowodzi continued.
The musician explained after what he went through in 2011, he decided to put his music career on hold. However, he assured his fans some new singles to be released in 2023.
“I’m currently working on two new singles. Hopefully, they will be out next year.”