Highlife legend, Kwadwo Akwaboah Snr. has bewailed how Ghanaian icons are left to their own fate without any state support as other foreign countries do for their veterans.
The talented pianist stressed that other legends are being treated with all humility and provided with the best of care they desire.
According to the father of Kwadwo Akwaboah Junior, in this era, musicians who are no more active should reap in abundance from the timeless songs they released years ago.
He said music in Ghana can’t be considered as same as pertains abroad where veterans after years of doing music can still reap good returns after they retire from their field of endeavours.
The former student of the National Academy of Music, Winneba said he is content with what music has done for him.
“Music did a lot of things for me… I bought lands but unfortunately I had problems with land-guards taking over.
“I’m satisfied with life because everyone and his talent so I’m not worried for taking music as my career.
“Ghana isn’t like other foreign countries where legends are well catered for but we are doing our best to manage the little we earn from our sweat,” Akwaboah said on After Hours show hosted by Mikki Osei Berko.
Talking about the current trend of Ghana music, Akwaboah Senior said, “Now the current type of music from our youngsters is good but my issue has to do with the total neglect of the veterans who can at least use their experiences to teach these promising artistes to do good and lasting music for generations to come.”
He bemoaned how contemporary songs by the up and coming musicians lack quality with regards to the content and also the use of vulgar words.
“Young artistes should learn how to use indirect words or expressions to refer to something unpleasant or embarrassing in their music,” Akwaboah Senior added.
Kwadwo Akwaboah Senior is a Songwriter, Keyboardist and Music Icon and he was with the ever famous Mariots International Band.
Published on 17 October 2017 | 2:14 pm at Source