Connect with us

Mark Okraku Mantey, George Quaye reacts to Kelvynboy’s call to create a category for Afrobeat in music award schemes

Read Also

Buzz

Mark Okraku Mantey, George Quaye reacts to Kelvynboy’s call to create a category for Afrobeat in music award schemes

Popular entertainment analysts, Mark Okraku and George Quaye have reacted to Kelvynboy’s call to organisers to create a category for ‘Afrobeats’ genre in music award schemes.

The Burniton Music Signee, in an interview on The Day Break Hitz show on HitzFM, urged music award show organizers in the country to include Afrobeat genre in their awards scheme

Create a category for Afrobeat genre – Kelvyn Boy to music awards organisers

Kelvyn BoyKelvyn Boy noted that it is about time Afrobeats music stand alone, instead of it being merged with others because the genre has gained attention in the Ghana music industry

“We did Afrobeats 50 years back before Nigerians started. It got influenced by highlife and a lot of songs we jam to now, are Afrobeats songs. Imagine we don’t even have our own Afrobeats,” he told Andy Dosty.

Reacting to Kelvynboy’s comments, the Public Relations Officer of Charterhouse and Board member of the VGMA, Mark Okraku Mantey stated that Kelvynboy’s call has no case adding that they cannot include a genre which has not proved beyond all reasonable doubt that it can stand the test of time.

Mark Okraku Mantey’s believes Kelvyn Boy is embarking on this campaign for the singers own interest of winning an award.

George Quaye also stated that Afrobeats is already represented in the VGMAs which is the Afropop genre hence there cannot be two Afro genres in the scheme since they all mean the same thing.

According to the PRO, Afrobeats which was coined by Fela Kuti has Ghanaian elements in them and that is the same thing as Afropop which means African popular music.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
You may also like...

VJ Scaro is a Ghanaian/Nigerian Entertainment Blogger, Presenter, Hypeman and voice over artiste.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

More in Buzz

Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending Now

Advertisement

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,116,984 other subscribers

Featured

To Top