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Recent Songs Released By Young Musicians Is Not Highlife – Veteran Musician Naa Agyeman Reveals



Ghanaian musician and staunch advocate of Highlife music, Naa Agyeman has expressed concern that the new crop of Ghanaian musicians are not representing the genre properly.

In light of this assertion, he is urging experienced musicians from the highlife genre to come together and guide the newer crop of artists in preserving the essence of indigenous genre.

According to the Slow Motion hitmaker, the current musical endeavors of young musicians lean more towards Afrobeats and R&B rather than authentic he genre.

The talented musician believes it’s important for veteran musicians to intervene and educate the new generation about the genuine elements of Highlife music.

Adding to this, the musician stated emphatically that, most of the songs being released by young musicians lately are not Highlife.

He further disclosed that the young ones have a lot to learn from legends like Amakye Dede, Daddy Lumba, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Amandzeba, Ben Brako, Oheneba Kissi, Kojo Antwi and himself.

Expressing interest in tutoring the new generation, he emphasized that he is more than willing to teach them all they need to know about Highlife because it is what defines us as Ghanaian musicians.

The veteran Ghanaian highlife musician suggested workshops by engaging the older musicians to train the young generation.

He also explained that the older musicians have all the requisite information to pass on to the young ones.

Naa Agyeman revealed that if such forums are done regularly with funding from the government, he believes Highlife music can bounce back on its feet.

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