Adane Best, a seasoned highlife musician whose birth name is Joseph Amoah, feels that he deserves to be recognized for his contribution to the creation of excellent Ga music over the span of thirty years.
According to the singer of the popular song “Rabbi,” after the band Wolumei went dormant, he played a crucial role in keeping his songs alive.
Adane Best said that it takes an exceptional musician to be this influential and that the Gas don’t joke with him because of the role he has played during an interview with Graphic Showbiz that was monitored by 1Family Radio.
“I can proudly say that I made the Ga language popular through my music. Most of my songs are rendered in Ga, and everybody loves them. There is no major GA activity that I have not been booked to perform at. In fact, the Gas cherish me like gold, and I don’t take that for granted,’’ he said.
Adane Best claims he grew up with his grandpa, who lived in Adedenkpo, close to the Palladium in Accra, even though neither of his parents are Gas, and many believe he should be singing Twi songs. He explained that he had little choice but to learn the Ga language because he had lived with his grandfather for the majority of his life.
Even though Adane Best claims that the Gas values him highly, he feels that as a solo singer who has been doing this for over three decades and is still active, it is insufficient.
“I have been busy for the past years playing shows all over the world. The reason Nigerians are always ahead of us is because they cherish and acknowledge their veteran musicians. The 2 Faces and The P-Squares are highly respected by their musicians and the entire country.”
‘’Here in Ghana, it’s about who has the biggest song at the moment, and no one regards you if you don’t have that trending song. They easily forget the contribution you have made with your songs in the past,” he added.