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Highlife can never die; I don’t regret choosing this genre — Lucky Mensah

Highlife News Lucky Mensah, Highlife  Muscian
TUE, 16 APR 2024 LISTEN
Lucky Mensah, Highlife Muscian

Lucky Mensah, the acclaimed Ghanaian highlife artist, has reaffirmed his belief that Highlife will never die.

In an interview on Connect 97.1 FM’s mid-morning show with host Nana Yaw Gyebi, the “Aduu sumɔ akwadu” hitmaker boldly declared that he has no regrets about his choice to pursue highlife music.

He firmly rejected the notion that highlife has lost its value, emphasising its enduring appeal.

“Highlife has not lost its value in Ghana’s music scene; it can never die, and I stand by my decision to embrace this genre,” Lucky Mensah asserted.

With iconic hits like “I miss you” and “Old school,” Mensah’s sentiment resonates deeply within Ghana’s music industry, reflecting the sentiments of many music lovers.

Despite ongoing debates about highlife’s relevance in modern Ghanaian music culture, the musician highlighted its revival, crediting platforms like TikTok for restoring its popularity.

However, Mensah acknowledged contemporary challenges facing the genre, particularly concerning alterations in rhythm and a perceived lack of lyrical depth among newer artists.

“The new crop of artists are changing the rhythm of highlife and they lack lyrical content, which is concerning. If you compare them to the likes of Ampadu, Oheneba Kisi, Kofi B, and Ofori Amposah, you’ll understand what I’m saying. They need to learn from the veterans,” he explained.

Gideon Afful Amoako
Gideon Afful Amoako

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