Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, a legendary highlife musician, has expressed dissatisfaction with lyrically composition of the current crop of songs released by Ghanaian musicians on daily basis.
According to Gyedu Ambolley, the inactive state of Highlife music genre in the country is part of the reasons. To him, there’s no music genre which carries weight (content wise) than Highlife. So, the downward surge of Highlife means good lyrical content will continue to suffer.
He noted that the recent trend of music without excluding Dancehall and Hiplife doesn’t carry messages that would impact the lives of the younger generation comparably to the olden days, where music served as an inspiration to the youth.
“In The Olden Days, Every Song You Would Hear Teaches You About The Dos And Donts In Life But Today’s Music Trend Is Talking About Things That Don’t Impact Lives Especially The Youth. There’s No Message That Inspires Like The Highlife We Produced During Our Time. ” He told GNA entertainment.
He added, “every country has her music, so why have we left ours and playing dancehall and they are being hailed, which is totally unfortunate. Most Ghanaians don’t know the power of highlife.