Not under pressure to release hit songs – Akwaboah
When it comes to good music, Highlife musician Akwaboah cannot be ignored, but he will easily pass your head when you talk about A list musicians in Ghana and that is because he is not all the time in our faces.
However, the musician doesn’t worry about not making it to the top of the list. He said Graphic show biz that he was not in competition with any musician and that he was not always in the public eye allowed him to release quality songs.
According to Akwaboah, releasing songs one after another just to help retain an artist’s name does not guarantee sustainability.
“I don’t rush to release songs because I want to take my time and get it right. So many musicians made hits but in a short time they were nowhere to be found. I don’t want to be that kind of artist. I’m under no pressure to release hit songs and every time I release something new Ghanaians love it.
“It’s not always the best to keep letting go of blow after blow. Ghanaians are kind of and if they decide to take no more care of you, you won’t do anything to impress them. I’d rather stay that way for a while. the next 15 years than making hit songs and being forgotten in a year or two, ”he recently told Graphic Showbiz.
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Akwaboah explained that back then it took some of our legends three or more years between albums, but today most musicians were rushing to make their voices heard.
“Our legends weren’t releasing songs anyway because they needed time to promote songs on their albums, but that can’t be said today. An artist has only been here for two years and he already has 20 songs. Amakye Dede, Daddy Lumba and other great musicians I know didn’t do that, ”he said.
When asked what his thoughts would be if someone compared him to people like Kuami Eugene, KiDi or King Promise, Akwaboah replied that it would be disrespectful as he could not compare himself to Ofori Amponsah or Kwabena Kwabena.
“This comparison should not be encouraged in Ghana because each artist has his time. I can’t say I’m better than the artists that I grew up listening to. I was a judge when Kuami Eugene was on MTN Hitmaker, So how can we just compare the two of us? It’s not done, ”he said.
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When asked if he thinks he has been celebrated enough, Akwaboah said the kind of personalities who come to his concerts is enough proof that Ghanaians appreciate his works.
Known for songs such as Nsroma, I love you, Hye Me Bo, Posti Me among others, Akwaboah said he plans to release his new album next month.