Veteran Highlife singer Kofi Nti who is widely noted for his hit song ‘Rakia’ has advised Ghanaian artists to halt sounding like their Nigerian counterparts.
Speaking to Graphic Showbiz recently, Kofi Nti said when he listens to urban radio lately he finds it difficult to blur the lines between Ghanaian and Nigerian songs because they all have the same rhythm and sound.
“I listen to the radio and I sometimes wonder which artiste is singing because the young Ghanaian musicians are sounding so much like the Nigerians.
It is now difficult to tell whether it is a Nigerian or a Ghanaian singing. We better put a stop to it because it is not helping,” he told Graphic Showbiz recently. He furthered his stance by saying the real authentic Ghanaian music seems to be forgotten lately.
“Look at the days of Daddy Lumba, Obrafour, Amakye Dede, Lord Kenya, Kojo Antwi, Ofori Amponsah, Kwabena Kwabena and myself. You could clearly tell that this is Ghanaian music but what do we see now?
“We can’t even boast of our own music and are rather copying the Nigerians. The likes of Wiyaala, King Ayisoba, Sherifa Gunu, Atongo, Worlasi should be appreciated for their works but unfortunately, we don’t really appreciate such musicians in Ghana,” he told Graphic Showbiz.