GHANA-BASED Afro-Fusion musician Crispen Sibanda, popularly known as Crispen in the music circles, has revealed some of the obstacles he faced as a musician in a foreign land.

The Bulawayo-bred musician told Newsday Life & Style in an interview that it was tough to be recognised when making music in a foreign.

“Ghana was not in the plan, it honestly was God’s grace. Initially things were hard due to language barriers and the fact that I knew no one in the music industry there, so I had to work really hard to get where I am now; getting airplay and recognition as a musician,” Sibanda said.

But, in hindsight, the musician is grateful that the experience gave him an opportunity to raise the country’s flag high, representing the nation with pride and to also work with such Ghanaian musicians Kuami Eugene, Medikal, Adina Thembi and Lali x Lola.

Sibanda urged aspiring musicians to keep pushing their craft, while grabbing opportunities whenever possible even in difficult circumstances.

The musician first made waves with his song Happiness.