HIPLIFE LEGEND Reggie Rockstone has revealed that the hiplife genre was created to give a voice to young people and to enable them to be proud of who they are.
Reggie Rockstone is part of the few Ghanaian celebrities who have been selected by Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited (GGBL) for the #madeofblack campaign which is part of the global Guinness Made of More campaign. The campaign is to celebrate Ghanaians who are not afraid to express themselves and are carving their own path in life.
‘The same thing I have been telling them from the very inception of hiplife; be yourself, represent who you are and be proud of who you are. That is the reason why hiplife was invented. Hiplife was invented to uplift and give a voice to the young ones and it worked,’ he told NEWS-ONE.
According to Reggie, who is also known in show business as ‘Grandpapa’, it is a very proud defining moment for him to be alive to witness the fulfilment of the dream behind the invention of hiplife.
‘Today, this same hiplife is giving you the likes of Shatta Wale, E.L and all these brothers who I stand side by side with. It is actually a very proud defining moment for somebody like me to be alive to witness something like this,’ he stated.
He however commended GGBL for coming up with such an initiative that promotes creativity and uniqueness among black people.
‘Black people have always known about themselves, no doubt. It has just become apparent
that it is on the forefront now. I pray that it continues to be so. For me this is perfect. I’m made of hiplife, I’m made of music and I’m #madeofblack,’ he added.
BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh
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