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Mon, 05 Jun 2023 Highlife News

Highlife artist of the year must be given GHS100,000 - Okyeame Kwame to award organisers

By Eric Murphy Asare || Contributor
Highlife artist of the year must be given GHS100,000 - Okyeame Kwame to award organisers
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Renowned Ghanaian artiste, Okyeame Kwame, has called on organizers of music awards to recognize the efforts of high-life artists by awarding them at least with GHS100,000.

Speaking in a virtual conversation with Ghana Universities Journal, Okyeame Kwame noted that high-life music is one of the most difficult music genres.

He noted that most musicians shy away from venturing into it.

According to Okyeame Kwame, high-life music is more musical, requiring a level of sophistication that most musicians find challenging. However, he lamented that the genre has been undermined by an audience who are not positioned enough to appreciate it.

He further stated that there is a need for more artists like Akwaboah, Kuami Eugene, KiDi and Kwabena Kwabena to maintain the standard set by the pacesetters.

Highlife music, he added, defines Ghanaians and depicts their culture and way of life.

Okyeame Kwame called on organizers of music awards to recognize the efforts of high-life artists by awarding the winner of that category with a sum of 100,000 cedis.

According to him, this will not only encourage more artists to embrace the genre but also help to preserve Ghanaian culture and identity.

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