Legendary musician K. K. Fosu has revealed secrets to longevity in the Ghanaian creative arts industry to upcoming artistes.

Speaking on Adom TV‘s weekend entertainment show Ahosepe Xtra, KK Fosu told host Black Eye that the understanding of the genre to pursue and its laid-down structure will enable the artiste to make songs that can dominate that sphere.

He added that a visionary artiste must create pieces that will appeal to the audience years on in making songs, even when that genre is outdated.

He referenced some highlife songs from veterans including Amakye Dede, Daddy Lumba, Kwabena Kwabena, which he said can cause music-lovers to rise to their feet and sing along even when they are being played in clubs and other contemporary settings.

However, in the eyes of the highlife artiste, success and relevance in music go beyond talent, listing submissiveness to management as a key factor.

KK Fosu tipped artistes to associate themselves with like-minded people who would love them beyond work relationships.

He remarked that artistes must have a target-oriented team who will effectively meet up the responsibilities they have been assigned to, educating that with constant promotion, songs will be embedded in the memories of fans.

The Anadwo Yede composer also touted submissiveness on the part of the song makers. This, he said, is the key to maintaining the love fans exhibit for artistes.