The recent social media back and forth between Highlife music legend, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, and renowned media personality, Kofi Otchere-Darko (KOD) has finally seen a reaction from MUSIGA.
The two key players in the music industry have said some harsh things to each other following an interview granted by Ambolley in March 2023.
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In that interview, Ambolley stated that the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards has over the years sidelined Ghana’s indigenous Highlife music for foreign genres such as Jamaiaca’s Reggae/Dancehall.
The ‘Frafrata’ hitmaker stressed that this action of the scheme has ensured that Ghana’s Highlife has been buried.
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His comment saw a reaction from KOD who described Ambolley’s opinion as “nonsense,” and argued that the Highlife musicians have over the years failed to evolve with the times and was now blaming an awards scheme.
Things go heated a little after this as Ambolley came back to call KOD “shallow-minded” and KOD in turn called him “insincere” and a “charlatan.”
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Well, after days of this back and forth MUSIGA has asked them to cease fire in a statement released on Thursday, April 13, 2023.
The Acting President of the union, Bessa Simons also asked music fans to stop encouraging the feud.
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Another part of the statement also disclosed that the union has great belief that the awards scheme and others “all have good intentions for the Ghanaian music industry in general, and highlife music in particular.”
Read the full statement below…