Ghanaians hate anything Ghanaian - Dada Hafco blasts Ghanaians for neglecting highlife

Ghanaians hate anything Ghanaian - Dada Hafco blasts Ghanaians for neglecting highlife

- Dada Hafco has lambasted the outright neglect of highlife music by many Ghanaians

- He indicated that Ghanaians needed to embrace the traditional genre of music before it was too late

- The singer's comment follows the Grammy debate after Burna Boy and Wizkid shone globally

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Ghanaian musician, Terry Asare Boamah, popularly known as Dada Hafco has commented on the treatment Ghanaians give to highlife genre of Ghana music.

The musician took to Facebook to share his frustration at the way highlife musicians are treated and wondered why and how that was the case.

He recounted how sometimes even the gatekeepers of the media see highlife musicians like “villagers or kolo.”

Ghanaians hate anything Ghanaian - Dada Hafco blasts Ghanaians for neglecting highlife
Ghanaians hate anything Ghanaian - Dada Hafco blasts Ghanaians for neglecting highlife
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According to him, highlife music needs to be owned by Ghanaians before it is attributed to another country.

Speaking on the importance of highlife music, Dada Hafco indicated that even Burna Boy employed the services of a Ghanaian guitarist who played a pivotal role in making Odogwu a hit song.

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Dada Hafco went on to lament how Ghanaians appreciated foreign music, a certain way of dressing, and patois over authentic Ghanaian-owned highlife music and musicians.

He added that Ghanaians needed to embrace highlife and own it before the credit is given to other nations.

He said this would be a difficult task because of the low patronage and appreciation for the genre.

Dada Hafco cited the example of Shatta Wale who was trolled after his song got nominated in the Highlife Song Of The Year just because he is noted as a dancehall artiste.

Meanwhile, the Presiding Archbishop and General Overseer of the Action Chapel International Ministry, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams has dropped his first Tik Tok video.

In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh, the popular televangelist was seen standing inside what looked like his living room wearing a full tracksuit.

He then decided to announce his presence on the video app Tik Tok for the first time by putting his dance moves on display for all to see.

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Archbishop Duncan Williams then flawlessly introduced himself and the reason he was dancing with the caption, "This is my first Tik Tok".

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