Renowned sound engineer, Edward Opoku, popularly known in entertainment circles as Hammer, says venturing into the business of selling bread, is a way of inspiring the youth to be business-minded.
Hammer, in response to Tinny’s wish that he (Hammer) should not quit making music, he said, “I have been doing this bread business for close to a year now. I am doing this with the same vision I had for music – to empower the youth.”
He explained that, he has in the past year, provided employment for a number of youth in Accra.
Also, he says though he quit making commercial beats, he has not completely stopped recording.
“I have been recording for some of the big artistes but not commercially. I just recorded a song for Obrafour, Edem and Teephlow and I will soon be recording for Sarkodie”, he added.
Hammer blamed his decision to divert from music on the misbehaviour of some artistes.
¨Some Ghanaian artistes do not like taking directions and this attitude affects my job; since grooming is a major part of producing¨, he said.