Ghanaian contemporary Highlife singer Kwaisey Pee has accused the new crop of DJs and media practitioners for the steady decline in customary music genre.
“There are no more matured and popular DJs/Presenters who represent the Highlife music genre. Rather, there are too many young DJs in the industry at the moment who don’t enjoy classical/matured music,” Pee told Empire FM.
He added: “They rather prefer to play songs that appeal to their generation, songs for the bosschics and slay queens, songs for twerking, snap-chat and what not.”
The ‘Mehia odo’ singer posits the idea that classical music makers like himself, Kofi B, K.K Fosu are fast becoming obsolete is untrue. According to him, the new generational High lifers like Akwaboah, eShun, Kumi Guitar and others remain unsung because of the influx of unprofessional and “boyish” DJs.
“They fail to realise where Hiplife or even the current Afro-pop originated from. The Davidos, Wizkids, Flavours are actually doing Highlife but because we’re considered old-school they don’t even pay attention to anything we produce,” Pee argued.