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Get Familiar: Prince Charles, a new voice of Highlife Music

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Get Familiar: Prince Charles, a new voice of Highlife Music

Though his name, Prince Charles, may not sound like a renaissance to the music genre rooted in so much tradition and culture; his music would give hope to those who yearn for a revival of highlife music in an era that hiplife music seems to be taking over in Ghana.   

Prince Charles started his music career at the age of 17 by following some gospel musicians in his church.  He became a caretaker of the Apostolic Gospel Band in his small hometown where he learnt how to play the base guitar before moving to Ashanti Mampong to join the Osei Adu Amanfi band.

The singer, who idolized Daddy Lumba growing up, decided to move to Tema to pursue his dreams as a musician more vigorously. In Tema, he was introduced to Nana Fynn, one of the best male vocalists in Ghana. His music was appreciated by Nana Fynn who encouraged him to keep on working hard to achieve his dream. The two also collaborated on his first single which wasn’t too popular.  Nana Fynn later introduced him to Kwaku Duah the leader of band called Jewel. In the band, Prince Charles was made a backing vocalist and through that, he got to meet his idol, Daddy Lumba.

Prince Charles currently has a new single called “Obi Asem” featuring Burundy Okaniba which is making some waves on air now. According to the singer, “Obi Asem talks about two people living in the same house but one prefers to talk about the other’s problem. So the song advises us to concentrate on our problems first before solving others. “

“I believe Ghanaians would love my music and also support me to the top because the kind of highlife music am doing is for both the young and old”, he comments.

Ameyaw Kissi Debrah, known professionally as Ameyaw Debrah, is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter.

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