According to multiple award winning Reggae musician who doubles up as a Radio Broadcaster, Abu Ahmed aka Blakk Rasta, Ghanaians should stop hailing high life music because it has not brought us the international recognition Ghanaian’s have always yearned for.
The Salaga Soldier said this during an interview he had with Sammy Flex on Flex on Pluzz, the only Sunday intellectual entertainment show on Pluzz 89.9 FM.
He also disclosed that after his tour in Europe he has come to realize that Ghana is full of unnecessary hype, in that musicians would always want to brag with what they are worth and what they cannot even do without really doing much but noted that it is not the case in Europe.
“In Europe, you go and it is the other way round. In fact, with small islands like Saint Lucia less than a quarter of the population of Ghana who are huge musically, you go everywhere and they are there but we are here in Ghana making a lot of noise,” he said.
Asked how he got to Europe he had this to say: “my management did the magic. I have always loved to work with female managers because I believe they have that soft spots to break the hardness of the men and I think that presently is doing some wonders for me because I have played shows in places where no Ghanaian has ever performed due to the hard work of my manager,” he explained.
He added that gaining international recognition isn’t basically how good your songs are but how good you can perform on stage. Blakk Rasta also disclosed to Sammy Flex that he has just been signed by VP Records which is the biggest record label in the world.
With regards to the Radio and Television Personality Awards Blakk Rasta intimated that he was tired winning the reggae show host of the year slot and is ready to write to the organizers to give other people the chance to shine too. He said he was disappointed that Fiifi Selah of Pluzz FM was not nominated this year in the Best Reggae Presenter of the Year category.