Ghanaian comedian and social media personality, OB Amponsah, has bemoaned the lack of interest in choral music in the country.
As to his belief, political parties or prominent gospel artists are the only ones who can truly appreciate one’s chops.
OB Amponsah praised Ghanaian choral music in a Facebook post that 1Family Radio was able to view, and he urged Ghanaians to value and advance the genre more.
He claimed that choral music is full of innovation, talent, and outstanding craftsmanship and that it ought to be given greater credit and attention, particularly at award shows.
“Ghanaians only fvck with choral music when Joe Mettle picks the songs up. Or a political party picks it up for campaign,’’ he wrote.
“Meanwhile these choral groups have the best of compositions, melody, conscious lyrics, incredible voices…
Their laurels all over Africa and the world are so many, yet we don’t even recognize them during our music awards. Harmonious chorale, One Voice Choir, Symphonials, Gramophone Ghana, Seraphs, and the many talented others are killing it out there.”
He also gave acclaim to a song featuring Loretta Larbi, a female vocalist from One Voice Choir Ghana, by Ghanaian rapper FimFim. describing it as an excellent illustration of how choral music can work with different genres to attract a larger audience.
“We need to push them beyond just Saturday and Sunday services. There are too many talents there.
That is why I was over the moon when I saw FimFim’s song KOKOTAKO, and it had one of the best female vocalists in Ghana, Loretta LARBI of One Voice Choir Ghana, featured on it! More of these. Ghanaians need to know and talk more about you guys,’’ he added.