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'Sticking to rich Ghanaian culture has made me relevant in the music industry' — Okyeame Kwame

Art & Culture 'Sticking to rich Ghanaian culture has made me relevant in the music industry' — Okyeame Kwame
MAR 30, 2022 LISTEN

Award-winning rapper, Okyeame Kwame says he owes his relevance in the music industry to the rich Ghanaian culture.

According to the ‘Woso’ hitmaker, he has never failed to employ some rich aspects of the Ghanaian culture which includes proverbs, symbols, clothing, amongst others for his songs and music videos.

“I am so connected to my heritage, history, and culture and I do not do anything without drawing from that rich well.

"So if I have been able to stay relevant over the years, I think it is because I draw from the rich well of culture, and because I am drawing from our history, I am drawing from all of us, and, therefore, I am always relevant to all of us,” he stated in an interview on GTV.

The father of two noted that looking back into history has always helped him to identify what he can incorporate into his craft and make them relevant in modern times.

“For example, how can I repackage the adinkra symbols in my music video, how can I remake this adage in my songs, how can I take that beauty in the past, make it current, and even project it into the future,” he added.

The rapper has been noted to be one of the artists in the country who have constantly advocated for patriotism and the need to protect Ghana’s culture.

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