Hey, have you heard the latest news about Ghanaian music? According to reports, Dada Hafco recently praised Afua Asantewaa for her incredible contribution to the industry. He even went as far as saying that she has helped to save the image of Ghanaian music! It’s really exciting to see talented individuals making such a positive impact on their community.
The Highlife musician, Terry Asare Boamah, who is popularly known by his stage name Dada Hafco, has expressed his admiration for Afua Asantewaa, the host of the Sing-A-Thon show, for her contribution towards changing the negative perception about Ghanaian music not being able to entertain crowds. Afua’s support and encouragement have been a great source of motivation for Dada Hafco, and he believes that her comments have silenced all the skeptics who doubted the potential of Ghanaian music.
That’s because last month, Afua Asantewaa, a media personality and mother of three, brought a crowd to the Akwaaba village in Accra to support the singing of her marathon, dubbed SingAThon, to jam to Ghanaian music for days. Afua Asantewa eyes 4 more records’ Dada Hafco told YooGhana Media in a conversation that he was excited about Afua Asantewaa’s exploits at a time when Ghanaian music was being bastardized. Afua Asantewaa threw too much light on our music and repealed the mantra that Ghanaian songs don’t move crowds. She’s saved our music from this bad reputation, and I think it’s worth it to make her an ambassador for Ghanaian music,” he said.
Recall that, only a few days before Afua Asantewaa’s SingAThon which was meant to break the record and set new records, there had been an ongoing debate on Ghanaian music’s popularity with critics accusing it of lacking essential elements to be regarded as the first choice for patrons at events. The narrative was so strong that critics believed Afua Asantewaa would not get massive support when she revealed she would perform only Ghanaian music during her Sing-A-Thon but she had the crowd go gaga during her five-day project. The last time he saw Ghanaians united in promoting Ghana’s music and artists, according to Dada Hafco who has just launched his song Puupuu, was when Kwesi Arthur got nominated for the BET Awards of 2018.
He noted that, in comparison with Nigeria, the glory of Ghana’s music has been shrouded by criticism and negative comments ever since. However, Dada Hafco was very hopeful that the narrative would change with the success of Afua Asantewaa’s Sing-A-Thon where she sang back-to-back both old and new Ghanaian songs to the cheers of the enthusiastic crowd at the Akwaaba Village.