In a dynamic music industry like ours, things keep changing as new talents keep surfacing with new ideal, good lyrics and good stagecraft.
Apart from the few creative talented artistes who are well-known on the music scene, most of them tend to lose focus after reigning for a year or so, because they fail to meet the demand of music lovers and their fans.
Kojo Ampah, who has already released two singles ahead of his album launch later this year, has promised to change the trend of music in Ghana to meet the demand of the international music market.
‘I have been groomed by professionals in the industry. I will not fade out because my style of play, singing and performance on stage is very unique. I have what it takes to survive in the music industry,’ he said
Kojo Ampah who recently stormed UK where he performed to the satisfaction of UK music fans and was able to charm music fans who trooped to the venues to witness his performance on stage, told BEATWAVES that ‘I have what it takes to change the trend of Ghanaian music.’
His excellent performance in UK with Davison Band Africa kept fans on their feet dancing along from start to finish.
Ampah is the kind of highlife musician who can thrill an audience with his soul touching tunes.
During his visit to UK to record with Davison Band, Ampah performed at four different venues with the band led by Charles Davison, aka Kwaku Nyame, Kwabena Kwabena and Nacy of No Tribe.
He told BEATWAVES in an exclusive interview, ‘I have a strong feeling that my two singles, ‘Odo Me Nkoa’ and ‘Eyinka Eyi’, which is currently on the market, would meet the demand of music lovers because the songs would cool down tempers and cause one’s spirit to be elevated.’
Kojo Ampah in a pose with Nana Ama McBrown
Indeed, renowned music writers and entertainment critics who witnessed his live musical performances in UK have lauded the creativity of Ampah, calling him one of the best-ever highlife musicians to emerge from this side of the world.
He said that apart from doing business with music, he was also doing music to entertain the people as well as educate them on issues affecting society.
‘I know the talent I have and I’m aware of my capabilities. Just wait for the album which is coming soon and then you can really have fun because it is specially made for you to enjoy,’ he indicated.
According him, ‘Music is my passion. I want to get the fame. I am doing music because I love doing it. Music has been part of my life.’
Ampah, who was groomed by Abrantie Amakye Deded for 15 years, is not a stranger to Ghana’s music industry as he had in the past shared the stage with the likes of Kwaisey Pee, Daasebre Dwamena, Kwabena Kwabena, Dada KD and a whole a lot of other big names.
Ampah’s vision is to inject new sounds into Ghana’s music landscape, experimenting with a potpourri of music styles generally absent from releases of Ghanaian artistes.
Though his songs are not so different from the usual contemporary highlife composition of his type of music, the general orchestration, instrumentation and lyrical delivery are quite interesting.
By George Clifford Owusu
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