Veteran Ghanaian Highlife musician, Gyedu Blay Ambolley has said his fellow musicians Daddy Lumba and Kojo Antwi are not Highlife musicians.
In an interview on GhOne TV’s Rythmz Live, the ‘Simi Rapp’ crooner indicated that Kojo Antwi does more of reggae than Highlife while Lumba is more of a disco funk musician.
“Every country has its own form of music so when you play reggae or dancehall music, you know it’s from Jamaica, when you play rap music you know it’s from America. And so definitely we know high life music is music from Ghana. The younger ones after George Darko’s “Akoo te brofo” was fortified”. He stated
He added: “It gave room for others to temper with high life. High life music is based on rhythmic identification. What Kojo Antwi does is more reggae, it’s not high life, because if you take his voice off the beats what you hear is reggae. What Daddy Lumba does is more of disco funk music where he attaches his high life way of singing.”