Veteran music icon Akosua Agyepong has lamented the current state of the Ghanaian music industry.
Akosua recently voiced her displeasure about the cavalier attitude of stakeholders in the music industry in an interview with RAJAb Media, which 1Family Radio was listening to.
She claims that the stakeholders’ sluggish behavior has significantly impeded the development of the sector.
The “Kpanlogo” crooner said that although Ghana has an abundance of rich rhythms to discover, the music business continues to lag behind in comparison to neighboring nations like Nigeria and Mali, where musicians are utilizing this musical distinctiveness.
Akosua went on to describe her experiences in the Seychelles, where she encountered music from Senegal, Mali, and Nigeria, among other nations.
She condemned Ghana’s failure to take advantage of these rhythms and asserted that Nigerians were currently performing highlife music with greater proficiency than Ghanaians.
“I went to the Seychelles, and I heard them play songs from different countries. I heard Nigerian music, Senegal, and Mali. Now the question is, why is Ghana not taking advantage of these rhythms?’’ she asked.
“As it stands now, it seems Nigerians are even playing better highlife music than Ghana. If you listen to songs from Senegal and Mali, you will notice that they are similar to rhythms from the northern part of Ghana. So why are we suffering? I will keep saying that the right things have not been done yet,’’ she added.