We all love music. It is an art which we all cherish and the performers or entertainers who bring to us their music have their special way in which they tend to draw the attention and keep themselves focused. Music is composed and performed for many purposes, ranging from aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, or as an entertainment product for the marketplace.
Dark Suburb is Ghana’s first alternative rock band which is representing the worlds of the living and the dead. As a mysterious band which is made up of a singer, drummer, guitarist and pianist whose identity is unknown except theur leader who is referred to as High Priest, a school of theories pop up from curious people who who will have concrete evidence to back claims.
One of these theories is from Prophet Daniel Larbi. Prophet Daniel Larbi, has remarked that the cover story of the group, their costume, ideology and their stage act invoke demons. According to him, when the Dark Suburb group was performing at this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, there was a change in atmosphere and he could feel the presence of demons.
Reacting to the claims on Pluzz FM, the Chief Priest of the mysterious music band vehemently denied having anything to do with the devil. He believes the founder of House of God International Ministry and President of World Wide Council of Prophetic Alliance lacks knowledge to appreciate what is artistic.
“Absolutely rubbish! Our songs talk about economic hardship, speaks against racism and all. It is for the under privileged. The band celebrates people we think they are dead. The reason for our costume. If that is what he is saying, then invariably, everyone is demonic. What we wear is designed by Chapter 1 who has designed clothe for several Ghanaians. Are they also demonic?” he quizzed.
He added, “God created skeleton and when you strip the skin, you will never know who is black or white. That is our fight against racism. It is absolutely nonsensical for someone to say we are demonic because he thinks are brand invokes demons. There is nothing spiritual about what we do. It is just an expression”.
The Chief Priest noted that the group will not allow the assertions of the prophet to sway them.
By: Albert Benefo Buabeng / Pulse Ghana