Let’s identify our music and stop the copy – Dada Hafco jubs musicians
Highlife artiste Dada Hafco has said that Ghanaian musicians need to identify themselves with one particular music genre rather than mixing everything up in the name of following trends.
He also asserted that the Ghanaian music industry in lurking in the dark because musicians have neglected the Highlife music to just a few once to do.
According to Dada Hafco, it is high time musicians set an agenda of promoting more of the Highlife music genre to the international market for more recognition.
“We need an identity for our music and that is the most important thing that we need to do… we can have many music genres in Ghana… people should do whatever they want to do but when it comes to identity, we need to be identified with a particular genre that this people from this place this is what they do,” he to Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz.
Explaining further, the “Playboy” hit conposer added that the Afrobeats music genre has already been fronted by Nigeria hence anyone claiming to be doing Afrobeats is just living in their shadows.
“Like when you go to America, rock and roll and country…they know that this is our identity, when you come to Ghana what is our identity?”
“Today, Nigerians they’ve taken over Afrobeats and if you do Afrobeats you live in the shadows of Nigeria…that’s a fact because they’re claiming it worldwide so when you do Afrobeats everybody might think you’re form Nigeria just as when you do reggae everybody thinks you come from Jamaica.”
Dada Hafco is a celebrated Highlife musician who is highly sort after in the music industry due to his uniqueness and versatility in crafting words that form lyrics for his well composed songs.
His song “Yebewu Nti” was nominated in the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards as the Highlife Song of the Year. He was also nominated for the Highlife Artiste of the Year in the VGMA for two years in a row.
The highlife crusader is currently out with a nice song titled “Oberima” which is gaining momentum on the airwaves.
Watch video of “Obarima” below: