Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Afriyie
Highlife musician Afriyie of Wutah fame has praised Kojo Antwi for his immense contribution to the development of music in Ghana.

“Kojo has contributed immensely to the development of music in Ghana. Most of the aliases he has earned for himself over the years, he got from the songs he has produced over the years.  He is also one of the pioneers when it comes to Reggae music in Ghana and across Africa as well. When you mention Reggae musicians on the continent, you talk of Alpha Blondy, Lucky Dube and if you don’t mention Kojo Antwi then your list is not complete,” Afriyie, who was one of the acts who offered tribute performances to Kojo Antwi at the Legends and Legacy Ball over the weekend, toldNEWS-ONE. 

Kojo Antwi was honoured at the 4th edition of Legends and Legacy (LAL) Ball over the weekend for his immense contribution to the music industry at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).
Afriyie, known in real life as Kwadwo Osei Afriyie, stated that Kojo Antwi’s lyrics could be heard in most of the songs trending in Ghana currently.

“When it comes to writing, he is one prolific writer because most of our songs we sing now, you hear Kojo Antwi in there. If you pick 10 songs trending now, you will find a Kojo Antwi line or lyrics in there. He has contributed a lot to the development of music in our country,” he added.

The ‘Love of My Life’ singer disclosed that when news broke about his selection to perform at the LAL Ball, the feeling was more than any award a young musician like him could ever receive.

“I might say I felt very good as a musician because I heard he was part of the selection process and he wanted specific people to be on the show. Being recognised by the maestro himself was more than any award a young musician like my type could ever receive,” he said.

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