In a move that ultimately puts African music on the global map, sensational Ghanaian-American artiste Jay Ghartey has completed work on his latest single, which features the crown-princess of Ugandan music, Juliana Kanyomozi.
Indeed, the synergies of this duet do not only spawn from the unique creativity of both artistes, but also from the fact that the attempt successfully mirrors the huge artistic potential of West and East Africa.
The song, titled ‘Love You Better’, epitomizes grand quality work in every regard, as it embraces varying musical conventions that make it different from the typical Hiplife flavour many Ghanaian music-lovers are exposed to.
It is understood that the two multi-talented, youthful African artistes met recently in Uganda to do a remix of Jay Ghartey’s hit song ‘My Lady,’ where the idea to record the song also came up.
Industry players who have listened to the song opined that given the required promotion, ‘Love You Better’ could become one of the hit songs on the continent and possibly sweep some awards in the year ahead.
Speaking in an interview on Monday, Jay Ghartey said he was delighted that even before the song is released, “a lot more people, including DJs and journalists, who have had the opportunity to listen to the song, have tipped it to make waves on the continent in the coming year.”
Sharing his views about Juliana, Jay noted: “Juliana is a highly respected singer and entertainer in Uganda who has won many enviable awards, such as becoming the first female musician to be decorated as ‘Artiste Of the Year’ at the Pearl Of Africa Music (PAM) Awards.
“She has a voice that is rare to find anywhere; she’s also a classy young lady and it’s easy to see why her people love her so much.
I am honoured to work with such talent,” Jay said, revealing that he would soon be travelling to Uganda to perform and also shoot portions of the ‘Love you Better’ video.