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Asem’s 2010 Fylla is a diss song – Yaa Pono


Yaa PonoOne of the country’s underground rap artiste, Yaa Pono has said Asem’s controversial 2010 Fylla song is not a ‘normal’ song but a diss (an insult) song targeted at some people.

Speaking in an interview with Myjoyonline.com Thursday Yaa Pono said, “If you listen to the song, the lyrics in the song, you will hear insults. Lyrics like, Nana Boroo go ‘borrow’ somebody e song wey e take hit so SK Blinkz say e then Freddy Meiway dey go do remix,” is an insult, he said.

Asem told Myjoyonline.com in an earlier interview that the song is a review of Ghana’s entertainment industry in the year and it is not directed at anyone.

But the song has not gone down well with most entertainers mentioned in the song with the Tema side, largely taking offense.

The 24-year-old Yaa Pono born Solomon Adu Antwi admitted that, “It’s a nice song but I don’t really love it. The song is not a party song, it’s a diss song.”

Yaa Pono who signed under Pidgin Music disclosed that he currently working around the clock to release his maiden album come December 3.

The 15-track album, Nsem Kua (Funny Proverbs) he says is a true representation of who he is and that the title is born out of what he does, “I do Nsem kua; My rap style is Nsem kua. If you listen to my rap, they are funny and abstract.”

Asked why the name Yaa Pono, he explained that in Ghana, everybody think pono is the abbreviation for pornography or porn but his pono means; Prince Of New Origin but the Yaa, which is a female name, he said came from nowhere.

Expecting to make a major impact in the Ghanaian music scene after doing music underground for several years now, Yaa Pono said he has been rapping for all the 24-years of his life.

“I am 24 years that means I have been rapping for 24 years now,” adding his eyes opened fully to that fact when he was in class 5.

Yaa Pono has several singles, including, Stay Right Here, Wiasi Nsem, Run, For Ma Hood, French Class and 007, to his credit.

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