Musician and Guitarist Fatau Keita who is under the Speech Production label has said that Dancehall music is Gibberish and Alien to our Culture he made this assertion in an interview with Sokoo Hemaa on Rainbow Radio 87.5fm.
Fatau Keita who does World Music said when he travels outside to perform no one seems to know our local artists and many of them even doubt he is not a Ghanaian and he believes it is because we are not being ourselves.
Dancehall is not Ghanaian and we are coping blindly so people can’t really identify us with it.
Highlife is our music and we have a lot of rhythms like Aduwa, Apatampa, Amponsah, Kwao and Bambaya that we can fuse into our songs to make it Ghanaian.
He commended artist like Manifest, Bisa and a couple who are using the African rhythms to make good music.
He Also commended Stonebowy for singing in his local dialect and said can you imagine Stonebowy doing his thing on a local rhythm? That’s what the people outside wants to hear from us.
In other countries like Senegal and the rest most of their artist are touring around the world but if you come to Ghana I can only mention Atongo, Ebo Taylor, Ayisoba, Wiyaala and just a few. We need to work harder as Musicians and an Industry as a whole.
Fatau Keita is currently promoting his latest single “My Baby” which he featured Noella Wiyaala and he is currently working on his next album but has promised to release some singles with other prominent Artists as well.