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Ghanaian musician, Akwaboah, has touted himself as the highlife lighthouse of Ghana music.
He claimed his efforts have drawn people closer to highlife which all Ghanaian songs are derived from.
The ‘Matters of the Heart’ composer made this statement on Showbiz 360 show on TV3 while revealing the inspiration behind his “Lighthouse” album.
Akwaboah averred he aimed at showcasing the beauty and the challenge of highlife music, involving live instrumentation and requiring precision and skill.
“I feel I’m the highlife lighthouse of Ghana music. Because bottom line is, that every song we are doing now is derived from high life. So this is me trying to tell everybody that I am the lighthouse to Ghana music. Whether they like it or not,” he stated.
“I just need people to understand that Highlife is the core of everything that we’re doing. So you can do anything that you want to do. But pick it from your source, which is the high life here.
So Lighthouse is me directing people to the high-life thing that we’re doing here in Ghana. So every song you hear out there, it’s somewhat live, like, instrumentation-wise, because, you know, way back, they used to do everything live,” Akwaboah added.
Watch his statement below.