Celebrated highlife musician Julius Kojo Antwi has indicated that his new single is a getaway to release tension that has characterised the December 7 elections.
He explained that he wanted to come out with a new song totally different from the numerous peace songs flying in the air.
‘I am hearing too many peace songs and it scares me, every time you hear it feels like something is going to happen, this song is a getaway from all the hullabaloo about the elections. It’s a getaway from all the stories about the elections. I am saying that we will go to the elections and come back and we will still have Ghana, so whatever we do, we have to make sure that we protect the peace we have in the country,’ he advised.
Speaking with host of Ultimate FM’s E-Review Naa Klordey Odonkor, the music maestro said he is following the new trend in the arts and entertainment industry where singles are released before albums hence his new single.
The ‘Afrafranto’ hit maker stated that he is adapting to the new trend in order not to be left out.
Mr Antwi reiterated that he released his new single titled ‘Mi Yoo’ to herald the album which is unusual of him as part of his game plan for his fans to fall in love with the album when released.
He said the album which will have 14 tracks will be ready soon and that he went on a dive just to come out with new song at the right time saying he is not driven by wanting to be seen or happenings around him.
‘Yes its receiving massive airplay, I have a game plan and is part of the release plan to release the first track that will at least create some buzz, I believe this one is doing it perfectly so that the other songs will find it way to people’s hearts, I mean my fans. When time changes, you have to also change or time will change you, the new trend is like releasing the track out there…but now you have avenues that when you release singles there are platforms people can have access to download. So I think it makes a lot of sense to go with it for a while before releasing the album.
Actually I was hoping to release the album after the elections, you know, but I think the flow now is to release the album and make it accessible to your fans as you release the other songs, then in the long round you release the album,’ he explained.
He called on Ghanaians to partake in the electoral process without causing violence to mar the successes of the elections.
Kojo Antwi said his fans should expect songs such as Akyekyedie nantie, Africa is calling, Flyaway Africa, Miss Mm, among others on the album