Kwabena Kwabena, a Ghanaian highlife musician and songwriter, has underlined the value of poetry and encouraged other musicians to use it when writing their songs.
He said in a Joy Prime interview, which was monitored by Family Radio, that poets are adept at crafting catchy lyrics that effectively entice readers.
His comments follow a recent incident in which Kuami Eugene claimed that Mr. Drew failed to credit him for writing the latter’s most recent successful song, “Case.”
Musicians should begin to value those with a variety of talents. There are those who are good storytellers and those who are good songwriters.
I have to admit that we need to start hiring poets—those who can create wonderful English compositions; after that, we can hire composers to actually create the melody,” he remarked.
When expressing his concerns about the caliber of songs in Ghana, he made these points.
The ‘Adult Music’ singer claims that most Ghanaian musicians do not view songwriting as a crucial skill, which could limit development and the caliber of the songs being produced recently.
Regarding allegations that some of his peers have made music their full-time job, Kwabena Kwabena said he doesn’t charge for songwriting.