I Always Think About Telling The African Story Whenever I Am Writing A Song – Ghanaian Musician, Amandzeba

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Veteran Ghanaian Highlife musician, Amandzeba Nat Brew, has revealed what he thinks about when writing a song.

The ‘Wɔgbɛ Dzɛkɛ’ composer divulged in a recent interview-Newshuntermag.com came across that he thinks about telling the African story whenever he is writing a song.

“Whenever I am writing a song, it is about telling the African story and that makes the song rich and authentic. If I am even writing a love song, I want to use local names like Ama, Akosua and not use an English name. I have songs like Dede, Ama and I am proud of such African names. Great songs are timeless and I am delighted to know that the youth still love Highlife music,” he told Graphic Showbiz.

The popular musician, who describes himself as the link between the dead and the living and between the ancient and the modern explained: “I call myself this because I play ancient songs but give it a modern grove”

He further stated that people do not have to celebrate others before they know that they are doing well.

“People don’t necessarily have to celebrate you to know that you are doing well. I have had this conviction that I am celebrated when people tell me they love my music. I know I have done great songs and if people praise me for it, it is enough celebration.

“This is a country where Dr Kwame Nkrumah was overthrown after all he did for Ghana. Anything good that comes from this country will not be celebrated well so I take consolations from the fact that I am not doing music to be celebrated.

“So don’t feel bad as a musician that Ghana does not celebrate you. When you believe in yourself and the product you have, people will love you for it,” said Amandzeba.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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