Despite his declaration that he has never compensated an artist for a feature, Ghanaian singer-songwriter KiDi has hinted that he may reconsider that stance.
In a Twitter Spaces conversation with Olele Salvador of Ghana Weekend, he claimed he wanted to start charging for features because of the current economic realities in Ghana.
I’ve never charged or collected a dollar from any of the artists who have used me in their songs, he claimed.
“I didn’t say I will not charge for features,” he clarified. I’ve never done it [before], but given the current state of the economy, ‘asesa.’
According to this tweet:
Even if KiDi does not take money for features, he still maintains the rights to the song’s earnings because of copyright regulations.
Many other artists, such as Obibini, Cina Soul, Adina. Tic. Kuami Eugene. and Kwesi Arthur. have collaborated with him on their songs.
On KiDi’s latest single, “Blessed,” the Jamaican dancehall crooner Mavado appears.