Entertainment of Saturday, 11 February 2017
“Mr. Music Man”, Kojo Antwi has denied publication, which suggested that he said on Weekend Warmer on Joy FM with DJ Black that Daddy Lumba is not his ‘class’ in the world of music.
Clearing the air on the publication on Entertainment Circle on Kumasi-based Kesben FM, disappointed Kojo Antwi rebuked the media for misrepresenting his words after the interview with DK Black. According to him, the media now dwells on sensationalism to promote their platforms, something he thinks is not right.
Narrating how he started music with Daddy Lumba and Amakye Dede over two decades ago, the maestro revealed that he filled The O2 Academy Bristol with Daddy Lumba on two occasions so why would he come out to say that the “Biribi Gye Gye Wo” singer is not his class.
He added that the media wants another feud after the public lost interest in the Shatta Wale-Samini beef to keep their platforms active hence the fale publication. The “Medofopa” hitmaker stated without mincing words during his interview with DJ Roar, host of the show that the media will not succeed in creating confusion between them. He continued that he has never said anywhere that Daddy Lumba or Amakye Dede is not his class.
The musician who sounded disappointed challenged Ghanaians to request for the recorded interview from Multimedia to ascertain the truth in what he is saying.
The GHAMRO chairman further stated that they (Daddy Lumba, Amakye Dede and himself) are all “market leaders in the music industry so this is not the time to bring division among us. It is not necessary. I’ll never stand anywhere and speak like that”.
Recounting what he said on Joy FM, Kojo Antwi narrated, “ When I went for DJ Black’s interview, he asked if I had seen the twitter debate about Daddy Lumba and myself and I said yes. What I said was I think this debate should have happened ten or fifteen years ago but not now. I think that comparison they are doing is really not good for us because we don’t have anything to prove anymore. I also said we have already done what we have to do so when it comes to my shows, I invite people like Angélique Kidjo and others. When it comes to aiming, I want to aim to the highest. I never mentioned that he is not my class.”
Myjoyonline.com reported February 6 this year that “Music maestro, Kojo Antwi has explained that as much as Daddy Lumba is a great musician, he is not in his ‘class’.
According to him, his exploits as a musician puts him on a higher pedestal than Daddy Lumba.
Recently, there has been numerous debates on social media as to who is bigger between two of Ghana’s biggest music acts; Daddy Lumba and Kojo Antwi.
While he notes that such comparisons are unnecessary, the music maestro believes that he has done more to put him above Daddy Lumba.
Speaking on the Weekend Warmer on Joy FM with DJ Black, the ‘Dadie Anoma’ hit singer said, “they should have had this debate ten years ago.”
He explained that, “Daddy is a great musician, he’s inspired me a lot, we were meant to be here at this time but for me I think, if you listen to what I do, the kind of shows I do and the rest.
“I think when it comes to comparison, I’m not saying Daddy Lumba doesn’t deserve to be there, but I think my target as being with the Angélique Kidjo, Salif Keita, Youssou N’Dour, [I am way up]. If you don’t achieve that, you will fall in between.”