Whilst he is an award-successful Reggae artiste, Ras Kuuku has skilled a good deal of negativity but nothing will get to him far more than the negative notion folks have about Reggae artistes.
In accordance to the ‘Wo’ hitmaker, he’s had pretty unpleasant encounters with persons who make improper judgements about his dreadlocks making it appear like he is a social misfit.
“I really don’t want to be own about this but in truth, I’m but to fully grasp why Reggae artistes are addressed that way. It is as if being a Reggae artiste is a criminal offense, people just really don’t want to see you in a constructive gentle.
“However, that must not be the situation. All around the earth, Reggae artistes and their compositions have established an agenda and introduced about alter when it was necessary but unfortunately, same are unable to be reported here in Ghana mainly because we glimpse at the vessel and not the information,” Ras Kuuku told Showbiz recently.
For the father of two, these opinions have even motivated the media’s appreciation of Reggae new music.
Ras Kuuku reported the media had been biased in advertising and marketing Dancehall around Reggae, resulting in the two genres remaining merged into one particular classification at the Vodafone Ghana Audio Awards (VGMA).
“It is interesting that Dancehall is greater than Reggae audio in Ghana when the previous is the infant of Reggae audio. It appears the agenda is to make Reggae irrelevant due to the fact it is imagined to be coming from individuals who culture do not see as sane.
“But is that the situation? Definitely not, simply because Reggae is conscious songs and if folks want to judge the correctness of new music by appearances, then we are much behind time.
“Dancehall is bash songs and Ghanaians like such tunes so unquestionably, it will be well known than Reggae. Nevertheless, getting preferred does not necessarily mean it is superior for the reason that Reggae is mindful new music and promotes good around evil.
“It is the only style which encourages folks to reflect on their life and make fantastic choices for the future but unfortunately, it not provided the vital focus,” he said.
In accordance to Ras Kuuku, who is well-known for tunes like ‘Nwansina’, ‘Kpagbum Style’, ‘Bad System’, ‘Beauty and Show Dem Love’, reggae new music can assist suppress violence and indiscipline which is on the rise
in the place incorporating, “We have to have to feed persons with the correct tunes as meals to influence their thoughts and actions”.
An previous student of Nungua Secondary Faculty wherever he was the Enjoyment Prefect, Ras Kuuku authentic title Kojo Kurankye, took tunes very seriously in the late 90s as a member of SM Bradez, which he shaped with his cousin.
The duo went their separate means just after releasing tracks these types of as ‘Wo Ne Me Hemaa’ which did really well on the new music scene.
Ras Kuuku’s adore for Reggae pushed him to release his maiden album, ‘Nokwere’ in 2012.
He has considering that acquired numerous nominations and some awards such as the Greatest Reggae Artiste of the Calendar year at the BASS Awards in 2014.