Kwesi Arthur is of the opinion that Ghanaians have mixed up getting inspiration from work and actually stealing the works in their quest for stopping intellect theft.
According to him, most people do not know the difference and they feel anyone who has drawn inspiration from another person is automatically stealing from them.
“Even the great Picasso drew inspiration from other people for his own works and it wasn’t considered plagiarism,” he said while speaking with Berla Mundi on the NewDay Show about his inspiration for his music.
Pointing to his sources of inspiration, he mentioned Tupac, Vic Mensah Bob Marley amongst others.
“People take inspiration from everywhere. Even Picasso took inspiration from other people. Art is all about being inspired. If you are not inspired, you can not create. You need to be inspired to create. And sometimes other peoples sound might inspire yours. So it does not matter. Just make sure yours is better.”
“I had the hook on me for a while. I played it for him and fell in love with it. He wrote the verse that night. So, I recorded him on my laptop. And then shoot the video the nest two days.” He explained.
Kwesi Arthur recalled his collaboration with Vic Mensah, as he pointed out that he drew inspiration from the US-based artiste too.
He says that as a fan of music, he takes inspiration from a lot of artists. He hopes to take his music to the world.
“I want to hear it. I want the world to feel us because we have a message. Our message is us being Africans and human beings. We go through all the other emotions that other people go through. We have ambition, so the world has to feel us,” he concluded.
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