‘I'm the lighthouse of Ghana music’ – Akwaboah boasts as he readies new album release

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Akwaboah Jr, Ghanaian highlife singer

Ghanaian highlife star Akwaboah Jnr says he is the "lighthouse" of the country's music scene.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, September 7, the singer-songwriter wrote: "I am the lighthouse of Ghana music."

This statement has sparked varied reactions online, with many fans rushing to affirm Akwaboah's seminal influence.

"Indeed you're," commented user Oheneba Kwaku Trinity, while another, Eric Nnamdi Cudjoe opined: "Akwaboah you deserve to say whatever you want to say. Your music makes a lot of sense. I'm a big fan of you."

The "Lighthouse" moniker stems from Akwaboah's acclaimed 2021 EP of the same name.

With its mellow highlife rhythms and heartfelt lyrics, the project shone like a beacon for Ghanaian music.

Now, he is gearing up to release the full-length Lighthouse album, the culmination of a two-year journey.

Though he has stayed tight-lipped on featured artists, snippets suggest music lovers may hear collaborations with some biggest names in the country’s music scene.

With hits like "Posti Me" and "Obiaa", Akwaboah has cemented himself in Ghana's contemporary music landscape.

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