Veteran highlife musician, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, has stated that Ghanaian music is not recognized in the world because they have ditched their genre to copy Nigerians.
He argued that, one can listen to a song back from the 70’s and still enjoy every bit of the song as if it was produced just yesterday.
In his estimation, current musicians don’t take their time to do music, and copy genres of other countries, hence their songs are not able to stand the test of time.
He observed that, majority of musicians are now copying Nigerian style of musical arrangement which he described as diluting the authenticity of indigenous Ghanaian songs.
He made these remarks at ‘Dinner with the stars’, an event held in his honor for his contribution to music in Ghana.
“Like I said earlier on, every country has their own genre of music, so we cannot leave what our ancestors left for us and just follow others.
“It means we are copying instead of being original. We have a heritage and the identification coming from our heritage is very important. We have to let the world know who we are and what we stand for,” he said.
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