Ace Ghanaian highlife legend, Charles Kwadwo Fosu, aka Daddy Lumba, is without doubt one of the wealthiest musicians in the country.
The popular musician is making lots of money from his music career. He reportedly makes a whopping £40,000 within 90 minutes.
Lumba who confirmed the report at a press conference in Kumasi recently, stated that he charged event organizers GH¢40,000 whenever he performed in the UK.
According to him, “during such events, I usually performed for just one-and-a-half hours, approximately 90 minutes, and leave the stage to enjoy his money.
From all indications, Lumba despite my immense popularity in the country and abroad is a shy person who hardly talks about himself, especially his finances.
The talented musician however spilled the beans about what he made whenever he performed in Europe, especially the UK, because of a statement a journalist made about him as regards the amount he charged when he performed.
The reporter had alleged that he received some reports that indicated that Lumba charged a staggering £20,000 before performing at the Legends and Legacy Ball which was attended by former presidents Rawlings and Kufuor.
Lumba who would not confirm or deny the figure the journalist quoted but said, “if that was true, then you should not blame me, because if I perform in UK for just 90 minutes, I charge event organizers ¢40,000.
He stated that he felt very sad whenever his fans, most of who were cash-strapped, were unable to pay and watch him performing live in the country, saying, “I want to get closer to my grassroots fans all the time.”
Lumba said in the near future, he would perform live at one of the stadia in the country for free, so that his numerous fans could see him perform.