Mr. Prince Bagnaba Mba a Ghanaian music lover has shared some insight about how Ghana-Nigeria musicians has collaborated in the past and now producing what he describes as good music he thinks has no barriers or border as far as the two countries’ relationship continue to exist.
According to Mr. Mba, “The sibling rivalry between Ghana and Nigeria will always remain contentious in all spheres of life. Be it soccer, or better still sports, culinary skills, academics, business, professionalism to the globally known jollof rice competition.
Mr. Mba was responding to a post made by Apexnewsgh.com’s Facebook handle.
Read his views below:
Good music is universal and has no barriers nor borders. We have generational music, geographical, and evergreens. The siblings rivalry between Ghana and Nigeria will always remain contentious in all spheres of life. Be it soccer, or better still sports, culinary skills, academics, business, professionalism to the globally known jollof rice competition.
Ramblers International and ET Mensah were the musical doyen of the West Coast of Africa. The bands had a mix of a few Nigerians contributing Efik and Ijaw classical compositcoms which have remained evergreen till date.
As kids, we sang Omo pupawo, and Oni Doodoo, by the world-renowned musicologist and the oracle of Ibadan, Professor Samuel Akpabot without knowing he was a Nigerian. The shortwave frequencies radio transmission truly broke barriers.
Rex Jim Lawson, an Ijaw sung in Twi and the greatest Nigerian of all time, Fela Anikulapo Kuti had a lot of Ghanaians in his Egypt 80. Professor Dr. Victor Uwaifo’s Guitar Boy was the signature tune used by the young Lts Arthur and Yeboah, after successfully killing Col Kotoka and failing to get General Ankrah in their attempt to overthrow the National Liberation Council to restore Osagyefou Dr Kwame Nkrumah. His Joromi became very popular to the point it became a fashion design of extricated embroidery. Like a pendulum, the arm of the clock swings.
Congolese and South African rhythms have also found their way through the airwaves. Guntanamara remains an evergreen classic. Coat of Many Colours by Doly Parton, Kenny Rogers, and Don Williams with its cool sweet eroticism sends any listener thinking.
Much as we have people like Easy, Davido, Burna Boy, Stonebowy, Sakordie, Ayinsoba, Efy, Winyila, Samini Dagarti, and good old Osibisa and Atongo trending all over the world, we must thank God for good music touches the hearts and heals wounds.
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