Okyeame Kwame, arguably one of the Ghana’s most accomplished and consistent musicians in the last decade, seems to be the only artiste who fell on the wrong side of the latest dance craze to hit Ghana – the Azonto.
While several new artistes strolled to the bank after the Christmas season, Okyeame Kwame was left lamenting on how he had gotten it all wrong. According to the musician, his latest single, ‘Sika’, a pensive melancholic reflection on the many effects of money on the human race, tasted dust throughout the Christmas season. Speaking to the Globe newspaper, Okyeame Kwame said he had been left second guessing his promomtional tactics when under his very nose the Azonto fever swept his song to the curb.
The Ghanaian dance craze – Azonto is making wide waves around the world as dance enthusiasts try to outdo each other by posting the most hilarious or the most captivating Azonto moves online video channel, Youtube.
The current spokesperson for the Musicians Union of Ghana, Okyeame Kwame says on hindsight, “I was supposed to have released a lighter, happier song.”