Mr Drew Reflects on Trials and Triumphs During Highly Spiritual Music Tenure
Andrew Nii Commey Otoo, known by his stage name Mr Drew, has unveiled a candid narrative of the challenges he encountered during his tenure with Highly Spiritual Music. The musical journey of the acclaimed ‘Case’ hitmaker was marked by a series of hardships that ultimately led to his ascendancy within the industry.
Mr Drew’s revelations came to light during a recent interview with esteemed broadcasters Giovanni Caleb and AJ Sarpong on 3FM. In an illuminating discussion, he delved into the intricacies of his path to stardom and provided a glimpse into the pivotal moments that shaped his career trajectory.
Reflecting on his time under the record label, Mr Drew candidly admitted,
“Things under the record label were quite erratic. It was far from the norm, but we managed to cope. I distinctly recall a moment when Papa Kaywa came forward to address the situation. At one point, things were so challenging that I contemplated selling my car. This offers a glimpse into the extent of the difficulties. This was before the hit songs came, and afterward, there was a noticeable improvement. However, things weren’t entirely smooth; they remained manageable.”
When discussing his departure from Highly Spiritual, Mr Drew offered clarity regarding the circumstances surrounding his exit. Contrary to lingering conflicts, he emphasized that his departure was a result of mutual understanding and a joint decision. “My contract reached its end, and the decision was made with a shared understanding. I didn’t leave abruptly; the conclusion of my contract was managed in a mutual manner. Everyone involved comprehended the situation and proceeded accordingly,” he shared.
Amidst the insightful conversation, one of the most remarkable aspects was Mr Drew’s unwavering commitment to a unique gesture of gratitude within the music industry. The artist emphasized his intention to leave his portion of royalties accrued from his successful collaborations with the label, Highly Spiritual—a gesture that is seldom witnessed.
Mr Drew reaffirmed his commitment to this extraordinary act of appreciation, stating,
“By leaving the royalties with Highly Spiritual, I am expressing my heartfelt gratitude to Kaywa for everything. It’s a tangible token of my appreciation.”
This rare gesture underlines Mr Drew’s respect for his musical journey with Highly Spiritual and reflects his sincere acknowledgment of the collaborative efforts that shaped his career.
As Mr Drew continues to carve his path in the music industry, his candid revelations and extraordinary gesture of gratitude serve as a testament to his character and dedication to the craft.