Entertainment of Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Ghanaian international reggae dancehall giant Kojo Kombolo, the Chief Executive Officer of Judah Promotions has said that the reggae dancehall music in vogue in Ghana now was what was done in 1992 in Jamaica.
He said this during his interview on Pluzz FM’s morning show “AM Pluzz”.
“When you listen to the youth of today, you could realize that they started listening to dancehall music during Vybz Kartel days but we started enjoying the genre during Supper Cat days so we know what dancehall is about and that is the ragamuffin,” he said.
“The fact is that the industry itself has no knowledge about reggae dancehall because way back when we started putting up shows to encourage the youth to come out with the positive potentials within them, the industry wasn’t paying attention to them but when they realized that the food is ready, they all want to take a bit from what they have not helped in building. For instance, when you watch Ghana music awards nominations, the reggae dancehall category is very poor and that clearly signifies the fact that they have no knowledge about reggae dance hall music,” he added.
Kombolo also advised reggae and dancehall artistes to use their lyrics to educate the people.
“An artiste is just like a mirror reflecting to the people what is happening within the system so as an artiste you have to read and research and educate the masses because our governments are just rulers but not leaders,” he further stated.
Currently Kojo Kombolo is out of the country ready to tour Switzerland, Jamaica, Austria and France.