Popular Ghanaian musician, Akwaboah who took after his father in the music space has bluntly uttered his displeasure with our current music content.
The ‘posti me’ icon, rants about how Ghanaian music content is all sex; without such content, there is no music for us.
He further disclosed how the veterans of music used to do quality music with less of such content.
Speaking to Kwame Dadzie on Citi FM’s ‘Celebrity Radar’ segment, he further emphasized on how producers are helping to kill the industry.
According to him, these producers don’t help the artistes with their chords. Their songs are flat, no modulation, chord progression et al.
“I am not a radio person or television person but once in a while, I love to listen to what’s happening around. And then you know what to do when writing songs and stuff. And there is one thing that I have realised. Most of the songs that we are doing now are hollow. They are very empty. They are very empty in the sense that the lyrics are not strong enough,”
“Some of them are all about sex. I mean without it, it feels like there is no music in Ghana. I mean what our forefathers left us with was not just about sex and everything. They were talking about realities in life. When you are sad, there are songs to listen to, when you are happy there are songs to listen to. If they wanted to talk about sex and everything, they had a way to go about it. But now it’s just raw. People talk about it anyhow,”
“I am coming from the producer angle. Most of the songs have just one chordal progression. We loop it from A to Z and expect the artiste to just come and do their vocals. There is no bridge, there is no modulation, there is no solo in the song. It just plays from A to Z, that’s it,”