Yahoo Boys forcing themselves to become artistes are the ones destroying the soul of the music business – Konkarah Jahvybz
Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall Musician, Konkarah Jahvybz – has dropped a controversial statement on Hitz 103.9fm
In his very blunt comments he spitefully says more fraud boys have infiltrated the music business and doing slack lyrics that don’t hold water. According to him, “these boys browse the internet to make some little money so they think they can do anything; most of them are not thoroughbred musicians so they can’t create proper content that stands the test of time.”
“Many can’t hold a key on stage, they don’t know anything about music notes, they can’t even perform because they don’t have the energy and flair. Their lyrics don’t carry substance, they are all about the hype and sadly they are the ones in the headlines and confusing the culture. Some of us have sacrificed a lot to be where we are and we grew through the ranks and learned things rightfully to become well-groomed musicians. I began holding the microphone and performing at age 9,” Konkarah added.
Below is a link to the full interview Konkarah Jahvybz had on Sunday, April 10, 2022 on Ghana’s biggest Reggae radio magazine, “Yaad Settingz” hosted by multiple award-winning Selector, King Lagazee.
Born Theophilus Duho as his real name, Konkarah Jahvybz has been a revolutionary musician who has defended consciousness and addressed many socio-economic issues through Reggae music and still firmly believes on that premise as a way of shaping and transforming society positively. He is one of the seasoned Musicians in the Reggae/Dancehall scene in Ghana who grew through the different ranks of Sound System Culture.
His debut EP titled “Different Guy” released on January 29, 2022 is a 7-tracked body of work cutting across Afrobeats, Reggae, Dancehall & Hiphop circles.
Running affairs by himself now as an ‘Indie Artiste’, Konkarah Jahvybz boasts of 4 Albums to his credit, including his EP. The EP “Different Guy” features Kelvyn Boy, Yaa Pono and Obibini Boafo.
Listen to “Different Guy” EP on Digital Stores:https://album.link/i/1607179135
Listen on Audiomack: https://audiomack.com/
Konkarah who began his EP after a successful launch has been busy shooting videos from the EP to promote the works. 4 videos he says have been shot so far with a first video released featuring Kelvyn Boy titled “A Go Dey”, an upbeat Lovers’ Rock Reggae song shot on location in Kokrobite.
Watch the Video Here Below:
In line with similar concern, Ghanaian Musicians like Blakk Rasta, Knii Lante, Red Wan, just to name a few have also bitterly lamented about how dwindling the Reggae and Dancehall business is locally. On the international level too however, there has been similar concerns from Influential and Legendary Musicians like Shaggy, Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Kabaka Pyramid, Tony Matterhorn who also felt too much fusion Riddims and mumble rap has dented the music I business, especially with the employment of slack lyrics from newbie artistes; they also complained about the too much fusion of other genres into Reggae and Dancehall music thus, making the ‘twin-genre’ lose its originality in production.
Konkarah Jahvybz hints of his next new video titled “Davi” which featured Yaa Pono.
(Story: Elorm Beenie)