Leisure of Friday, 11 September 2020
Resource: e.Television Ghana
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Excellent Ghanaian highlife singer, songwriter and producer, Akwaboah Jr, has observed that Ghanaians do not have an in-depth knowing of the indigenous highlife style and we are unable to maintain it if we do not understand it.
He advised Foster Romanus in an interview on eTV Ghana’s Late Nite Movie star Demonstrate that, “Some are performing Sekyi but they do not even know that is what they’re doing”, and he pointed Kelvynboy’s ‘My baby’ as an case in point of Sekyi highlife.
Questioned about irrespective of whether this is the fault of the audio producers or the artistes, he confessed that it is a challenge extra on the section of producers for the reason that they are the kinds who want to fully grasp highlife much better so that they can use that awareness in composing and generating their highlife instrumentals.
“In Ghana, we have Kwame Yeboah, me, my father, Victor. They are men and women that you can essentially go to. Even with my songs, I do not compose them by itself. When I’m done with my construction, I simply call my fellas the guitarist, the bassist, the drummer and a different keyboardist.
We all share suggestions so it is not just a person person making the suggestions. By the time we’re finished, I’d have expended about 4000 to 5000 cedis but most of the producers we have, they only engage in one particular or two keys on the keyboard and the rest is his mind’, he claimed.
According to Akwaboah, artistes must know the distinctive variations of highlife songs so that they can pick out for them selves what they want and realize what they are doing. Owning this information will in change enable in preserving our indigenous Ghanaian highlife music.
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