by Reagan O. O. Sarfo, flexghana.com
Few weeks after ace highlife mogul Abirekyieba Kofi Sammy came out to say hiplife artistes are not musicians, veteran hip-life artiste Ex-Doe has also described hiplife music of today as “disposable cup”.
Speaking on Classic Entertainment on Hot 93.9 FM last Saturday, Ex-Doe who was loud at the incipient stage of the hiplife revolution stated that the hip life songs being produced in the industry at present are just used and disposed off within a short time just like disposable cups.
According to him, this is as a result of lack of knowledge in the music field and how every musician wants to jump onto one thing.
This has made most of the Ghanaian musicians lose their creativity and focus. “The industry has lost its unique musicians. Unlike some years back when we had Lord Kenya doing his own thing, Obrafour had his own unique style, Tic Tic, Slim Busterr, and my self among others did songs that showed that we were creative. The creativity was there, there was versatility in the hiplife game but compare it to today’s hiplife music and you will realize there’s a big question mark- same trend, same beats, bad sound. They are not creative,” he stated.
He also revealed that he does not attack fellow artistes or people through his songs as perceived by a section of the public but he does his songs based on realities of life and what happens in his life. He said sometimes these songs coincidentally go in line with other people’s life. “As a musician, your lyrics and compositions should be based on happenings in our everyday lives and that’s what I do best. I don’t necessarily attack fellow artistes” he said.