Legendary hiplfife musician, Michael Elliott Okyere-Darko, known in showbiz as ‘Obrafoɔ’ has called on Ghanaians to be proud that the hiplife music genre originated from Ghana.
Speaking on Angel 102.9FM’s mid-morning show Y’adwuma Nie hosted by DJ Ohemaa Woyeyje, the ace rapper said it was Ghanaian musicians who added creativity to the Rhythmic African Poetry (RAP) music for it to become what it is today.
“Hiplife is all about creativity and we should be proud Ghanaians originated it and I’m very glad to have written a good history as being part of this African Music style which others from the western world have adopted,” he said.
To him, the genre has been doing well in Ghana because over the years people like him have been churning out great lyrics in their songs.
Hiplife is a Ghanaian musical style that fuses Ghanaian culture and hip hop.
Recorded predominantly in the Ghanaian Akan language, hiplife is rapidly gaining popularity throughout West Africa and abroad, especially in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Germany.
Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com | Kwame Kyei, GIJ Intern