Entertainment of Sunday, 12 July 2015
Source: Hitz FM
Veteran musician Akosua Agyapong has cautioned young musicians to refrain from using profane lyrics in their songs.
According to her, there is a high probability that artistes who do profane songs will be forgotten after enjoying hits for a few months.
She said, “If the songs I did are still growing with me, then I tell you that music lives but when you write a song and it becomes a hit for three or five months and it’s gone, then you are not a musician”.
The “Eka Bi Nie” hit maker said, it feels disheartening when she hears children singing profane songs because they learn from what they hear.
“When you look around, there are a whole lot of things going on that people need to be advised on but when you do a good song, the child will sit down and listen to it and pick learn from it”, Akosua said.
She disclosed that she has a special relationship with the Rawlingses because then First Lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings “loved my songs, we share the same birthday and she loves my performances”.
Akosua Agyapong implored experienced hands in the music industry to support young musicians to reflect the decency of Ghanaian music into their songs.
The use of profane lyrics in Ghanaian music has been growing steadily, despite disquiet in some quarters and condemnation from a number of musicians. Songs like Joey B’s ‘Tonga’ received severe bashing in media circles although it eventually earned him New Artiste of the Year at the 2014 Ghana Music Awards.
2009 Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the Year Okyeame Kwame attributes it to a lack of ideas.
“It is lack of ideas that make people sing profane songs or say unnecessary things in their music” he declared in 2011.