A renowned musicologist and highlife historian, Prof. John Collins, has expressed his opinion about Ghana's VGMA highlife song of the year.
Prof. John Collins has made comments relating to Shatta Wale's song titled 'My Level' which was adjudged VGMA highlife song of the year.
According to the professor, 'My Level' which won VGMA Highlife Song of the Year does not have the rhythm of highlife.
In an interview with Accra based television station Joy TV, Prof. John Collins shared his opinion on songs that made it to the VGMA highlife category.
After the songs in the category were played for him to listen, the well-known music expert explained the kind of music the songs were.
He revealed that the songs in the categories are Afro-pop and Afro-dancehall as he mentioned that the winning song 'My Level' is Afro-dancehall.
Facebook users on watching the video supported what the musicologist said:
Ericcayne agreed with Prof. John Collins:
Borngreat jabbed Shatta Wale:
Michael asked Shatta Wale to return the highlife award:
Seidu admired the knowledge of Prof. John Collins:
The comments by Prof. John Collins followed the announcement that Shatta Wale's 'My Level' hit song is the VGMA Highlife Song of the Year.
According to some entertainment pundits, the song does not depict highlife especially when Shatta Wale is known as a reggae and dancehall artiste.
Some were of the view that Kuami Eugene, Kumi Guitar, Kidi or King Promise who are known highlife artistes should have won that category.
Meanwhile Shatta Wale will no more be recognized as winner of the Highlife Song of the Year as he has been stripped off his award.
This followed the scuffle that he had with Stonebwoy at the grand event held on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
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