Ghanaian musicians Okyeame Kwame and Kwabena, have called on Ghanaian DJs to play more local music on their platforms.
The two joined Citi FM’s Bernard Avle on the Citi Breakfast Show for a conversation ahead of the Ghana@60 edition of the Music of Ghanaian Origin [#MOGO2017] Dinner Dance.
In the conversation, Okyeame and Kwabena Kwabena spoke about recent trends where Ghanaian DJs play more Nigerian music than they play that of Ghanaian artistes.
“When I listen to the radio, what I realize is that our DJs play more Nigerian music than Ghanaian music. I am begging our DJs, to try and make it at least 50-50,” Kwabena Kwabena posited.
On the other hand, Okyeame Kwame observed that, it is important for technocrats to promote Ghanaian art to the point where the country will be known for that.
“For Ghanaian music to stand, everybody must pay attention and come together. Our technocrats must help the arts to the point where we will know that though we can’t make aeroplanes, we can use our arts to sell Ghana.”
Okyeame Kwame and Kwabena Kwabena will be sharing the MOGO stage with AB Crentsil, Paapa Yankson, Nana Ampadu, Amandzeba, Adane Best, and some surprise acts.
Chief Moomen and his Wogbejeke crew will also be there to give patrons a taste of the history of Ghana’s music history.
The artists will be backed by the able X-Therapy Band.
MOGO will be held at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel on Saturday, March 24, 2017. It is sponsored by GCB Bank, Freight Consult and Nallem Clothing.
By: Jeffrey Owuraku Sarpong/citifmonline.com/Ghana