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VGMA performances were weak: seek voice training-Akwaboah Snr advises musicians



Legendary Ghanaian Highlife musician and father of Akwaboah, Kwadwo Akwaboah Snr has advised musicians in Ghana to train their voices regularly.

His comments come after sitting through the recently held Vodafone Ghana Music Awards because of his son, Akwaboah.

“I never listen to these programs and award schemes but because of Kwabena, I decided to sit through the VGMA. I sat and listened to the voices of these performing artistes and they sounded very poor. Some of them have really bad voices,” he said in a recent interview with Happy FM.

He added that a lot of the artists who performed on the night sounded different than records.


“I wasn’t impressed with their voices at the VGMA. Some of them sounded differently from their records. They should seek help from voice trainers and focus more on stage performances instead of studio recordings and auto tuning techniques. That is how our musicians can sound and do well. Every highlife artiste must be conversant with an instrument. In our day, every musician was at least talented with a guitar or piano,” he advised.

Akwaboah Snr recently came back in the music scene with a remix of his song “Awerekyekyere” featuring Akwaboah Jnr.