Mark Okraku Mantey talks too much – Kelvyn Boy fires

VIDEO: Mark Okraku Mantey talks too much – Kelvyn Boy fires

Award-winning Ghanaian musician, Kelvyn Boy, has recently addressed criticism surrounding his musical identity, particularly from industry insiders.

The controversy dates back to a 2018 discussion on Hitz FM, where Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Mark Okraku Mantey, questioned Kelvyn’s unique musical style, stating, “Does he have an identity when it comes to rhythms that he performs? He doesn’t.”

In a recent interview on Accra FM with Nana Romeo, Kelvyn Boy defended himself against these criticisms, arguing that a closer look at his songs, such as ‘Yawa No Dey,’ ‘Mea,’ and ‘Down Flat,’ demonstrates a clear musical identity.

He also took a jab at Okraku Mantey, suggesting that the critic “talks too much” and questioning his contributions to the industry’s growth.

Kelvyn Boy’s defense of his musical style comes at a time when there are ongoing discussions about artistic originality and diversity in Ghana’s music industry.

Artists need to be able to express themselves authentically and for critics to recognize and appreciate the unique creative talents of individuals like Kelvyn Boy.