Ghana music criticized for ‘lacking originality’

Upcoming Ghanaian highlife/hiplife singer Ramiforson has criticized contemporary Ghanaian music for the “lack of originality.” He observed highlife is a typical prestigious Ghanaian music genre that fuses “melodic and main rhythmic structures of traditional Akan music,” which ought to be preserved. But he is disappointed that Ghanaian musicians now focus more on what they call “making the trends” rather than holding the indigenous highlife music in high esteem. Commenting on the potential of the Ghana music industry, the singer acknowledges that the industry is very broad and competitive and that…

VIDEO: I had my first hit at age 19’ – Kwame Eugene

Highlife artiste, Kuami Eugene says if he was able to get his first hit, Angela, at age 19, then Stonebwoy’s claim that it will take 40 years to replace the likes of Sarkodie, Shatta Wale and himself in the music industry is not true. The ‘Rockstar’ listed his achievements within a short period he has been in the music industry to counter the AFRIMMA Dancehall Artiste of the year’s claim. “Stonebwoy, Sarkodie and Shatta Wale have been in the game for 10-15 years but I had my first hit song…

Hiplife is dead only Hammer can resurrect it – Tinny

Let us be honest with ourselves when was the last time we had an original Hiplife banger? Answering this question could take us a very long time and in the quest to answer this question and also seek how relevant the Hiplife genre is, in present-day Ghanaian music industry, one of the pioneers of Hiplife Tinny sits in an exclusive interview with ‘Hammer On Hammer Time’ on Pure FM talking the impact of Hiplife in Ghana now. According to Tinny, he doesn’t brand himself as a Hiplife artiste but would…

VIDEO:Stonebwoy’s wife and her father provide free health screening ahead of concert

Stonebwoy’s wife, Dr. Louisa Setakla, has organized free health screening for fans. The initiative comes to support her husband’s charity foundation to ensure that the Bhim Nation fans are fit and ready for the 6th ‘Ashaiman to the World’ concert, which will be happening tomorrow, November 30 at the Sakasaka park in Ashaima. Pulse.com.gh was present at the screening and also captured Dr. Louisa’s father, Dr. Ansong, who was also present assisting her daughter to take care of the patrons of the outreach. In a conversation with pulse.com.gh’s Toli Master,…