Write sensible lyrics for your songs to live beyond one generation, celebrated singer and songwriter, Akosua Agyapong, has advised budding musicians.
The legendary singer said wannabe musicians should strive to churn out great contents which will be relevant for decades.
Sitting down with Agyemang Prempeh on the Legends show which airs on TV XYZ on Sundays at 5pm, the ‘Anetuo’ hit singer applead to budding musicians to consider the longevity of songs when drafting lyrics.
“Write sensible songs. Songs which you’d die and leave them. Don’t churn out songs which will fade out before you passes on”
“My songs are still relevant you hear ‘Koko Ko’, ‘Frema’, but some songs fade out in just six months. You won’t hear them again. Write good songs and it will live with you,” she said on the Legends show which aired on Sunday, July 5, 2020.
The 50-year-old multiple award-winning songstress also advised the budding musicians to refrain from imitating other artistes.
“Please don’t do what someone else is doing. Look at yourself and your God given talent, that will bring blessings”
Akosua Agyapong rose to fame in the 1990s. She is regarded as a highlife legend. In 1992 she formed the Highlife Supergroup NAKOREX together with fellow Highlife artists Nat Brew and Rex Omar, the group’s name being an acronym made up of the first letters of each member’s name and released the song ‘Kpanlogo’.
Her first album was, ‘Frema’ which was released on January 1, 1990. The ‘Frema’ album had songs full of inspiration like ‘Me ye Obaa’ which became an instant hit , ‘Born again’, ‘Anan tuo’, ‘San be hwe wo mba’ among others.
After the success of her album, she met Nat Brew and Rex Omar, who inspired her to release her subsequent album entitled ‘Esiwa’, another instant hit. It was Akosua Agyapong second album. After NAKOREX, she went into a long hiatus and later resurfaced as a gospel artist, she is simply unpredictable. Akosua has five albums to her credit, one in collaboration with NAKOREX and another as a member of NAKOREX. She was honored in August 2019 at event dubbed “Celebrating Akosua Adjepong 30@50”. This was to celebrate her for having chalked 30 years as an artiste.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams/mypowerfmonline.com/Ghana