Entertainment of Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Hiplife musician, Kontihene, has promised audience of Citi FM’s Decemba To Rememba Concert a great performance on December 24, 2015, at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).
The man whose songs have sometimes been described as timeless reiterated his position that he makes the best songs, stating with optimism that 2016 is going to be a great year for him.
Speaking on Citi FM’s Traffic Avenue ahead of the Decemba To Rememba Concert, he said, “I’m not in haste to release more songs. ‘Dedede’ will still compete and ‘Clap For Me’ will take over 2016. I think it’s going to be my year; my songs are going to make strong inroads.”
He further stated that his songs are the best one can find around, reiterating that not even Sarkodie’s songs can compare to his. Responding to suggestions that he sounds boastful and proud, Kontihene said it is important for every artiste to regard his or her own work higher above any other person’s work.
“I’m not a PR for any artiste. I am selling myself as an artiste; if you think your hometown is not nice, mine is. My songs are better not only than Sarkodie but even that of Jay-Z and everybody because I am marketing and promoting my product,” he explained.
Kontihene, real name Emmanuel Nana Appiah Boateng, pioneered the brand of jama-based hiplife with his acclaimed 2002 debut album, ‘Nyankonton, which had the song of that year, ‘Aketesea’. He had been out of the limelight for some years although his old songs are still relevant and get music lovers on their feet anywhere they are played. Kontihene later made perhaps one of the greatest comebacks last year with his hit track ‘Etuom Esum’.
Ahead of the D2R concert, the Opoku Ware alumnus believes preparation and fan satisfaction are paramount and must be taken seriously by artistes.
“Events are like having a football match. You have to prepare and make sure that you are going out there to win. People are going to pay money, hard-earned money to come and enjoy themselves so you should give them something in return. So that is the burden on me. You really have to give them the worth of their time and their money,” Kontihene mentioned.
The Decemba 2 Rememba Concert 2015 will feature artistes like E.L, Stonebwoy, Gasmilla, Pappy Kojo, Atom, Eazzy, Okyeame Kwame and a host of others.