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If you want to be forgotten, sing profane songs – Akosua Agyapong

If you want to be forgotten, sing profane songs – Akosua Agyapong

Veteran musician Akosua Agyapong has cautioned young musicians to refrain from using profane lyrics in their songs.

According to her, there is a high probability that artistes who do profane songs will be forgotten after enjoying hits for a few months.

She said, “If the songs I did are still growing with me, then I tell you that music lives but when you write a song and it becomes a hit for three or five months and it’s gone, then you are not a musician”.

The ” Eka Bi Nie ” hit maker said, it feels disheartening when she hears children singing profane songs because they learn from what they hear.

“When you look around, there are a whole lot of things going on that people need to be advised on but when you do a good song, the child will sit down and listen to it and pick learns from it”, Akosua said.

On her affiliation with the Rawlings’s, she said, “the then first lady loved my songs, we share the same birthday and she loves my performances”.

She also implored experienced hands in the music industry to support young musicians to reflect the decency of Ghanaian music into their songs.

Profanity in Ghanaian music industry hits new lows every year. Songs like Joey B’s ‘Tonga’ received severe bashing in media circles although it eventually earned him New Artiste of the Year at the 2014 VGMA.

The trend is deemed unfortunate by some experienced players like Okyeame Kwame who has also had to condemn the use of sexually explicit lyrics.

The 2009 Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the year said back in 2011, “it is lack of ideas that make people sing profane songs or say unnecessary things in their music.”

Veteran musician Akosua Agyapong has cautioned young musicians to refrain from using profane lyrics in their songs.

According to her, there is a high probability that artistes who do profane songs will be forgotten after enjoying hits for a few months.

She said, “If the songs I did are still growing with me, then I tell you that music lives but when you write a song and it becomes a hit for three or five months and it’s gone, then you are not a musician”.

The ” Eka Bi Nie ” hit maker said, it feels disheartening when she hears children singing profane songs because they learn from what they hear.

“When you look around, there are a whole lot of things going on that people need to be advised on but when you do a good song, the child will sit down and listen to it and pick learns from it”, Akosua said.

On her affiliation with the Rawlings’s, she said, “the then first lady loved my songs, we share the same birthday and she loves my performances”.

She also implored experienced hands in the music industry to support young musicians to reflect the decency of Ghanaian music into their songs.

Profanity in Ghanaian music industry hits new lows every year. Songs like Joey B’s ‘Tonga’ received severe bashing in media circles although it eventually earned him New Artiste of the Year at the 2014 VGMA.

The trend is deemed unfortunate by some experienced players like Okyeame Kwame who has also had to condemn the use of sexually explicit lyrics.

The 2009 Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the year said back in 2011, “it is lack of ideas that make people sing profane songs or say unnecessary things in their music.”

By Hitz FM | Euphemia Akpalu

Yaw Mensah

July 13th, 2015

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