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We’re eligible for a slice of that pie”- Reggie Rockstone on the success of Afrobeats



Ghanaian Hiplife legend, Reggie Rockstone has stated that the Afrobeats genre today was influenced by the Hiplife movement which he spearheaded in the 1990s, hence he deserves to be given credit for the genre’s success.

Speaking in a recent interview on Class 91.3 FM’s ‘The Big Show’, the Hiplife legend claimed that despite his contribution to the genre, he does not feel celebrated enough.

“We’re eligible for a slice of that pie because we worked for it,” he said while bemoaning the fact that if he was adequately celebrated, he would repeatedly not be asked in interviews if he feels duly recognised.

“If everything had been put right, you would not have asked this question, would you have?”
“It seems you can realise that this guy’s story and praise have not been duly broadcast,” he said.


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The rapper turned businessman added that although he may not be well celebrated, he remains  a”very confident older African.”

Reggie believes the saying that “a prophet is not respected in his own hometown, So, I totally understand it.

“People like me and many others, we are sacrificial,” that’s how we were brought up and brought here to do. And I guess, many many years after when I’m gone is when people might actually see all that I really did for Africa, the world or my country. I did this because it’s something that God gave me and also I was raised Pan-African,” he added.



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