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Most of us can’t sound like Nigerians - Ambolley tells musicians

Highlife legend Gyedu Blay Ambolley has identified Ghanaian creatives especially musicians as pacesetters diagnosed with no business by any means sounding like Nigerians as they ply their deal. He believes young Ghanaian musicians in recent times are sounding too just like Nigerians it is even difficult to tell the and they are slowly losing their personality. Within the final few weeks, some Ghanaian artistes have been riding a wave of success using their songs well-known with Ghana but in Nigeria and other countries on the continent.

The particular artistes include Camidoh and Kelvyn Young man whose songs, Sugarcane and Down Toned respectively are delivering them recognition but have put the spotlight on the country. Raising his concerns to Image Showbiz Ambolley said some of the new crop of musicians sound a great deal like Nigerians which does not abode well for our industry. “We seldom have to appear to be the Nigerians to be heard. Our company is the pacesetters; the Nigerians came to Ghana to examine from us so why can we rather copy from them now.

“Even with movies they used to come to NAFTI to learn from us all, so how come our company is now replicating them? We need to sit upwards. If he was alive, Nigeria’s Fela Kuti kept expressing if one needed to learn good music, one must come to Ghana. “The young artists are too used to computer noise and it is about time many of us sat them down and taught them the right way, ” he said.

Ambolley suggested that seminars and fora must be prepared to teach young artistes about traditional Highlife music. “Other great musicians and am can join palms to help these young ones. Sufficient of the Dancehall and Afrobreats. When it’s working for the Nigerians, it does not suggest we have to copy from them. We have our own personality and that is what we should develop, ” he or she stated.

Artiste manager Honest Agyekum also suggested young artistes not to follow the masses and as a result, move away from Highlife we are reputed for. “I know the young musicians will say the Nigerians have the market and if it may be employed by them, then they will bottom the same range but we must know where we fit in. “We need to believe in what we now have but as it stands now, how many histrion are doing genuine Highlife? Now, we believe about what the Nigerians can sell to us and are slowly shedding our own.

“Inasmuch ?nternet site don’t like the proceedings, the junior these days seem to be to enjoy it because it may be their kind of music and the musicians feel it is working for them but we need to know where we are coming from, ” he said. Highlife musician Kofi Nti had in an earlier interview with Graphic Showbiz described it turned out there now difficult to tell the between Ghanaian and Nigerian artistes because they all sounded the same.

Meanwhile, Afrobeats artiste Camidoh, who have been accused of sounding like a Nigerian, told Image Showbiz when approached that so long as it was working for your pet, he previously no problem. According to him, he got been sounding this way since 2018 when he came into the industry and does not know why people have difficulties with your pet now. “I have been sounding this way since i have came into the industry. Via Mariah to my latest song Sugarcane, that is how I have seemed and I have not changed from that. Ghanaians expect that they hear a lot of Twi in the sounds I really do and if that does not happen, they get somehow disappointed but this is us.

“We can’t all could be seen as an old Ghanaian when you are performing tunes. Music has developed, Afrobeats is the activity now. Plus, My spouse and i have been in the industry for long and My spouse and i really know what people want. You will find written sounds for Irene Logan, Kofi B, among others, ” he / she stated. Former Director of Dancehall baladin Stonebwoy, Blakk Cedi, who spoke on behalf of Kelvyn Boy said Along Flat was doing magic.

“I have worked on many hit songs but Down Flat is working magic for us and if we must sound like a Nigerian to breakthrough, really want to? Nigerians have a major market and if you can penetrate, you are there. “As we speak now, the song is performing wonder in Nigeria and I don’t see anything wrong with sounding like them. Once your overcome is on point and the people can relate to the song, you are through. Along Flat can do wonders in the approaching months, ” he added.


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