Veteran highlife musician, Rex Omar, has sebnt a crucial advice to Shatta Wale to his kind of music ‘rudeboy highlife’ and not dancehall.
Know in real life as Rex Owusu Marfo, the musician said that Shatta Wale is playing good highlife tunes and making big hits out of it yet he calls it dancehall.
To him, most of Shatta Wale’s hits songs are highlife songs that would have been promoted worldwide if he tagged them as ‘rudebwoy highlife’ rather than dancehall.
“With his rudeness and all that, if he has called his highlife maybe rudebwoy highlife or something like that then it would have taken our music somewhere else,” he said on ‘The KSM Show’.
The ‘Abiba’ hitmaker said tha Shatta Wale would really sell Ghana’s culture with all the hype that he has if he decided to call his music ‘rudeboy highlife’.
He continued that calling his music dancehall music ends up promoting other people’s culture and not Ghanaian music because Ghana is noted for highlife and not dancehall.
Rex Omar has been one of the few Ghanaian musicians who want to see that original Ghanaian highlife music is still relevant to both the young and old generation.
He has stated that Ghanaian types of music such as Adowa, Asikyi Odonsun, Apatampa, Kwaw, Agbadza and Boboobo among others were present but colonial masters preferred to name them as highlife and to make highlife music survive, Rex Omar who is also the Ghana Music Right Owners (GHAMRO) chairman pledged to release a track every month.
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