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Ghanaian Musicians Are Not Smart – Rudeboy


RudeBoy, one half of the now-defunct successful Nigerian group P-Square, has described Ghanaian musicians as “not being sharp”.

According to him, Nigerian music is successful than Ghanaian music because their musicians are ‘sharper’ than Ghanaian musicians.

Speaking in an interview with WGHC Radio in Chicago, USA during his promotional tour, he said “Nigerians we are too sharp. When you guys came out with ‘Azonto’ we consumed it but when we came out with ‘Shaku Shaku’ you guys have tried copying it but have not been successful.”

Although he admitted that Nigerians get most of the beats used in their music is from Ghana, he disclosed that they have a way of making their songs bigger than Ghanaians.

Born Paul Okoye, Rudeboy also noted that Ghanaian artistes like following one path when they discover a trend.

“Maybe you guys walk on trending. When you are trending everybody wants to walk on that trend without developing different genre, but that his different in Nigeria. We develop something and focus on our genre,” he stressed.

However, Rude Boy believes hiplife artiste, Sarkodie is the most popular artiste well known in Nigeria.

Responding to the humiliation Zylofon signed artistes received in Nigeria during the launch of both Zylofon Media and Menzgold, he said there wouldn’t have been any humiliation if the organizers had carried Sarkodie along.

P-Square, arguably the most successful group in Nigerian music history, ended their 15years of partnership in 2017.

Currently, they are both embarking on a solo project. Rudeboy has released largely original music since the breakup.

He has songs like ‘Reality’, ‘Fire Fire’, ‘Nkenji Keke’, ‘Is Allowed’, amongst others to his credit.

By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum

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