High-life artist, Dada-Hafco, has said that despite the frustrations highlife musicians face in the country, he would not give up.
According to him, one thing that had kept him going was the passion he had for music.
”I am for high-life today and forever. When you pick Sarkodie and Okyeame Kwame’s album, there are songs of high-life on it all because we all grew up listening to it. It’s in our blood. It is something we can never do without. I strongly believe high-life is the future, it’s that genre that can sell Ghana more and more.” he said in an interview on the ‘Best Entertainment Show’, hosted by Halifax Ansah-Addo.
Speaking in connection to music played on radio, television and other media, the ‘Yebewu Nti’ hitmaker said songs people hear influence the production of other songs, adding that, ”music being played in Ghana does not accurately represent the country.”
“I understand the artistes, because you could pour out 100 songs and maybe only one will get heard more for the whole year, everybody [artistes] feel like because we are playing this kind of music, they have to make that kind of music.” he added.
Dada Hafco has gradually become a household name with his deeply researched writing skills, lyrical dexterity and his delivery style. Some people in the industry have tipped him as one of the best writers of his generation and are very hopeful he would shine a lot of light on Ghana in the near future.
Dada Hafco, real name Terry Asare Boamah, has been in the Industry for decades, and has churned out several good songs, made it on music Charts across the country, and has enviable list of artists with VEVO Channels around the world to his credit, including Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Drake, One Direction, Wizkid, Asa and a host of others.
For him, the trick is doing timeless songs and not the ones that enjoy airtime for a short time.
”I don’t just want to follow the crowd and do songs that die out in a few weeks. I want to do songs that can stand the test of time. I am a versatile artiste who does not like to be confined” he indicated.
The boss of Dadabees Empire is out with a new one he calls ‘Our Story’ which featured Fameye. The song which was produced by DDT is an inspirational joint which talks about how God will come through for people at the point of their needs.
The mid-tempo highlife song (which also sounds like gospel) encourages listeners to keep fighting and struggling in life.
For Hafco, it’s the only way one can make it. The song according to him also urges listeners to trust in God because he is the only destiny changer.