Hiplife musician, Okyeame Kwame, says foreign music dominate media airwaves in the country because Ghanaians are not pushing the likes of King Maaga, Kuami Eugene, King Promise and KiDi enough.
He singled out new Afrobeats musician King Maaga, describing him as a ‘national treasure’ that must be protected.
“The reason why we have Kuami Eugene, KiDi and King Promise but still foreign music dominates our airwaves is because we are not promoting more talented singers.
“King Maaga is a national treasure; let’s push him,” Okyeame Kwame wrote.
The reason why we have @KuamiEugene , @KiDiMusic and @IamKingPromise but still Foriegn music dominate our airwaves , is cos we are not promoting more talented singers . @KingMaaga is a national treasure . Let’s push himhttps://t.co/UjDv9XS876
— MADE IN GHANA🇬🇭 #LoveLockedDown (@Okyeamekwame) December 23, 2021
King Maaga is said to be the new ‘K’ in the mix of the Ks. Many have described his music and style as Ghana’s best foot forward in the Afrobeats genre.
Afrobeats continue to make deep inroads at the world musical stage, courting the attention of many players in the global music industry.
Some entertainment pundits say the genre can catapult Ghana back to its former glory days of classic music producing nation.
King Maaga’s latest song, “Enough”, has started receiving rave reviews after releasing the video some weeks ago.
Some music enthusiasts and industry players have described him as a smooth crooner whose voice and how he seamlessly weaves English and the local language into lyrics will help him easily penetrate the international market.
Okyeame Kwame’s tweet comes on the back of concerns that Ghanaians are not pushing their own enough.
Popular media personality, Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD) recently said on Twitter that Ghanaian DJs have to do more to project their own.
GH DJs you need to work on your playlists guys… we’re all out and there’s 10% GH music on your playlists in December when the whole world is here? Really?
Are you happy to promote what’s not yours??! I don’t get it..
WAKE UP GUYS! We need to be intentional to project ours
— KOFI OKYERE DARKO (@simply_kod) December 25, 2021
In an earlier tweet this month, Hitz FM Presenter, Mercury Quaye, urged Ghanaian musicians not to blame DJs as they openly promote Amapiano from South Africa here in Ghana.
Many Ghanaians are asking whether King Maaga is Ghana’s answer to Afrobeats after he was described as a national treasure by Okyeame Kwame.
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