Adom FM And Peace FM Don’t Promote Highlife Music – Okraku-Mantey Accuses
President of the Creative Arts Council, Mark Okraku-Mantey has stated without equivocation that Adom FM and Peace FM have woefully failed to project highlife music.
He claimed the two stations instead of playing more of HIGHLIFE music to promote our pride of music as a country has rather failed and promoting music of other continents.
“Adom FM and Peace FM have failed highlifers. They are supposed to be the channels to lead the highlife because of their target audience. You realise that because the Hitz FMs, YFMs, Live FMs will play the youth’s latest, the youth’s music does better” he said on Daybreak Hitz last Wednesday.
“Adom and Peace FM who are supposed to play the Akwaboahs, the Kwabena Kwabenas are busy playing the oldies. If they have to play latest songs, they follow what Live FM, Hitz FM are playing. They have left the people they have to sell to,” the Slip Music boss added.
As monitored by www.thepublisheronline.com, Okraku-Mantey also took on people who claim are disc jockeys (DJ) when they have little or no knowledge about music.
He explained that,the existence of these personalities has not helped the Industry at all.
“When I was growing up, DJing was a big deal. People had to know good music, had to research to be given the opportunity to have the title ‘DJ’. Today, because of PC, everybody can mix. And the moment he mixes, he says he’s a DJ. We should have passion for the job” he lamented..
Adom FM and Peace FM are predominantly Akan-speaking radio stations based in Accra.