Ghanaian music is Understudied by Nigerians, Quata

Entertainment of Monday, 16 January 2017



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Ghanaian Rapper, Quata has agreed with musician Mr Eazi, who received bashing for saying that Ghana’s influence on Nigerian music cannot be over emphasised.

According to Quata, some Nigerians have been sampling songs from some of Ghana’s top music producers.

On Wednesday, Mr Eazi tweeted: “Ghana’s influence on present day “Naija Sound” cannot be over emphasized!!!”.

His tweet incited a lot of controversy on social media with insults, mostly from Nigerians.

Speaking in an interview with Doreen Avio of Joy News, Quata said that Nigerians have been sampling beats from producers like Appietus, Jay-Q and Hammer.

According to him, Nigerians have been incorporating Ghanaian music into theirs. He also added that, Ghana is the apex in Africa and almost everybody took a bit from the country’s music.

The rapper added that, he can say for a fact that Nigerians understudied us and the likes of 2face Idibia who came to Ghana secretly to record his songs.

“If they only knew [we did] proper – hundred percent – recording in Ghana. That’s why most of their artistes came here secretly to record. The engineers were smart enough to do what we were doing, study it, and adapt the style. They understudied us,” he explained.

Music artistes like Ghanaian rapper Kojo Cue, Manifest and others have also agreed with Mr Eazi, who is a Nigerian-born artiste.