Veteran highlife musician Akosua Agyapong says she has regretted ignoring advice from ex-President Jerry Rawlings which could have changed her career for good.
According to her, Mr Rawlings wanted her to organise a highlife concert annually to revive the genre and also to sustain her own legacy.
However, she said it was her plan to hold the event every five years, hence did not take the late Statesman’s advice with the seriousness it deserved.
“At my 25th-anniversary show, he told me to organise such shows every year because they miss the highlife songs and shows. But I wanted to wait for my 30th anniversary which was to be in 2020,” Akosua Adjepong disclosed in an interview at Mr Rawlings’ funeral.
She noted that but for the pandemic, everything was set for the 30th-anniversary show which was scheduled for her birthday on November 17, 2020, at the National Theatre.
“I regret it so much because it couldn’t even come on and it was postponed to 2021. Sadly, he couldn’t enjoy the music he loved and died on November 12,” she added.