Legendary Ghanaian highlife singer and songwriter, Kwame Ampedu has explained that gospel music is highlife.
In a live interview on the McBrown’s kitchen show, the singer explained that gospel is not beat but rather it’s just a name given by the Whites. He added that Highlife is Ghana’s rhythm and so gospel is highlife.
According to the singer, during his era, in the 1960’s, they were taught music in schools and most singers / musicians did not do their songs for money but rather were more interested in the name and hype.
However, Kwame Ampedu disclosed that, in his era, a child could not play with a band so he wrote 8 songs for free to a band called “ Ramblers” where he got a helper from there and started performing at events.
Kwame Ampedu concluded by advising Ghanaians to love each other and advised politicians to avoid tribalism as elections are approaching
Watch the full interview on YouTube:McBrown’s Kitchen
By Fuseina Issaka |TalksAfrica.com|