Okyeame Kwame writes: I cry for the future of hiplife

Okyeame Kwame writes: I cry for the future of hiplife

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Hiplife is arguably one of the most vibrant genre of music in Ghana today with the youth forming a chunk of the performers. 

Available literature ties the history of the emergence of hiplife to the early 1990s when Reginald Osei, also known as Reggie Rockstone debuted his Makaa Maka album. 

Hitherto, K.K Kabobo, Gyedu Blay Ambolley and Azigiza Jnr. were doing a form of rap music that was somewhat similar to the hiplife we know today. 

Throughout the periods, hiplife has emerged as a global concept with countries like United Kingdom, Canada, United States and Germany embracing the popular culture. Ghana thus enjoys the honor of been named as the place of origin of hiplife. 

Hiplife has since its inception seen tremendous changes with the likes of Akyeame, Yogie Doggie, VIP, Samini, Nananom, Ex Doe, Chicago, Root Eye just to mention but few all part of the building blocks of the growing hiplife.

Source: firm bridges communication



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