Popular Ghanaian highlife musician, Dada Kwaku Duah, aka Dada KD, has revealed that he never knew Nigerian music superstar, Davido wasn’t a Ghanaian.
According to the musician, he has heard a lot about Davido’s song since his return from Germany, but didn’t know he hails from neighboring Nigeria.
Speaking on Kasapa FM in Accra, Dada KD said he started paying attention to Davido’s song due to how Ghanaian media consistently plays his songs.
“In my residence at Kumasi I have been hearing a lot of songs being played which are Davido’s own. I was thinking Davido was a new artist who resides in Ghana because of the rate at which his songs were being played over and over again just to realize he is a Nigerian art. So then how could we play his songs so massively in Ghana like that?” he queried.
The Kumasi-based musician who was clearly not happy about the proliferation of Nigerian music on Ghanaian airwaves further called on DJ’s and music promoters to play more of authentic Ghanaian highlife music in order for the youth to appreciate and love their own.
“If we could promote other people’s songs in Ghana, then why can’t we do same and even more for our very own? It’s time we sit up and love our very own because if we don’t no one will do it for us,” Dada KD told the host.
Dada Kwaku Duah is one musician known for his love songs. He was adjudged Best Male Vocal Artist (Ghana Music Awards) in Britain in 2004 by Ghanaians resident in Britain.
He has played with bands like Relatives in Germany, with Kojo Antwi’s Band, Tropical Vibes (Accra) and also with Amakye Dede’s Band.
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