After teasing his fans with two singles earlier, the Rap Dacta, Okyeame Kwame, has finally launched his anticipated Highlife album, Made in Ghana at the +233 Jazz Bar and Grill last Saturday.
The 10-track album forms part of Okyeame Kwame’s bigger project to restore patriotism and national pride which he believes Ghanaians and Africans as a whole are losing. The project also aims to promote tourism and the patronage of Ghanaian made products.
Each song on the album represents one region of Ghana and the music videos of the songs according to him showcase some tourist sites as part of his contribution to promote the country’s tourism through arts.
The launch was a celebration of all that is good about Ghanaian music, from the old to the new with acts including Kuami Eugene, KiDi, Kurl Songx, Ayesem, Feli Nuna, Afriyie of Wutah fame, Abiana, Wulomei, Wiyaala and the Kwan Pa band trilled patrons to spectacular performance.
Speaking to the media at the end of the event, Okyeame Kwame revealed that ‘Made in Ghana’ was his most important album so far as it sort to promote Ghana and Africa as a whole.
He urged Ghanaians to always seek the good of the nation in everything they do.
“If you’re a politician and you’re about to take a bribe to sell out our resources to some people, think Ghana. You’re a doctor and someone is dying, and you want to be paid before, think Ghana. You’re a rapper and you’re making mundane music, sexual songs every day, destroying the children, think Ghana. Everything that you’re doing, please put Ghana first,” he stated.
The programme, chaired by Kwame Baah Acheamfour was also attended by the CEO of Ohene Media, poet Nana Asaase, Abraham Ohene Djan and the drummer of the late Nigerian Afrobeat legend Fella Kuti, Jojo Kuo, who traveled to Ghana just to be part of the memorable event.
The ‘Made in Ghana’ album came with a chocolate, Ghana flag and a piece of kente cloth – strong statement made by Okyeame Kwame to cement the ‘Made in Ghana’ agenda.
Music lovers can now have a taste of the 10 classic tracks (2 bonus songs) on the ‘Made in Ghana’ album via the various online music stores.
The ‘Made in Ghana’ album launch was sponsored by Niche Cocoa, Grand Casamora Hotel, Ahead Media and Joy prime TV.