Ghanaians Don’t Appreciate What They Have- Dada Hafco
Ghanaian Highlife artiste, Terry Boamah, known in the showbiz space as Dada Hafco has added his voice to the issues affecting the patronage of the indigenous Ghanaian music. He was on The Red Lounge with Tilly Akua Nipaa of One Play Africa.
The Highlife artiste stated that most of the songs that made waves in the music industry for the past few years are highlife songs but have been credited to other genres because the artistes that own the songs are not known to be highlife artistes.
According to the highlife artiste, Ghanaians readily jump into trends which prevents them from staying focused on projecting what the world will attribute to Ghana. Jamaicans are known for Reggae and Dancehall, Nigerians are known for Afrobeatz and South Africans have Amapeano. Ghanaians have Highlife to protect and project to the world.
“Everybody must be allowed to do what they want to do, but there must be a deliberate attempt to protect and boundary what we actually have” the highlife singer stated.
The multiple VGMA nominee stated that the typical Ghanaian will not appreciate you for being Ghanaian, which includes speaking your native language, dressing in your Smock or Kente or even singing the authentic Ghanaian Highlife music. You’d rather be applauded for imitating foreign culture which is rather a means of promoting such countries.
The Highlife Priest also spoke on his newly record “Meme Nhunu So” which was produced by De Thompson Beatz. In a reply to Tilly’s question on if the song is based on his personal life experience, Dada Hafco explained that the song is not just about him but for everyone who listens to it as well.
“There are thousands of people in the world who face challenges and they begin to entertain the thought that God has forgotten about them. The lyrics of the song resonates with everyone.” Dada Hafco explained.
The Highlife artiste revealed that he has received calls from Kaakyere Kwame Appiah, Samuel Owusu and K. K. Kabobo to congratulate him after he released his song on December 14th, last year. Meme Nhunu So is on all digital stores for streams and downloads.
By: Brah Alidu